Infiniti has finally given up the official details on the QX30 Concept at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, and it is precisely what everyone thought it would be. It is little more than a lifted version of the Q30, and that is exactly the direction younger buyers are heading. These small crossovers give them the compact size for easier city maneuvering, increased ride height for better visibility, and available all-wheel drive for when conditions are less than ideal.
The QX30 Concept is just about identical to the Q30 Concept, save for a few key pieces here and there. Black plastic around the wheel arches and down the side of the crossover give it a more rugged look, while the 21-inch rollers a strong-looking stance. Adding to the rugged look is a satin-chrome front bumper and the skid plate under the rear bumper.
On the inside, Infiniti gave the crossover a dark look to appeal to the crowd that will want this rig. As expected, premium materials, like Connolly saddle leather with blue contrast stitching gives the cabin a more luxurious look, while maintaining its ruggedness. High end gadgets, like Infiniti InTouch will grace the cabin too, giving buyers a lot of bang for their buck.
Infiniti doesn’t offer much on the drivetrain, but it does mention that it will offer it with both gasoline and diesel powerplants.
Finally, Infiniti is not beating around the bush with the QX30, as it announced that it has “definite and clear intent” to produce this model. As of now, the plan is to launch it in 2016, making it a 2017 model here in the U.S.