2017 Infiniti QX30 FIRST LOOK
2017 Infiniti QX30 FIRST LOOK by Auto Critic Steve Hammes
On the heels of the recently lengthened QX50, Infiniti introduces the smaller 2017 QX30 crossover. Targeting a new generation of premium buyers, the QX30 aims to bridge the gap between premium compact rivals and larger crossover models.
The base QX30 is a front-drive model while the QX30 AWD receives a slightly higher ride height and off-road inspired front and rear valence panels. The third version is the QX30S, with a lower stance, aggressive front and rear fascia, cross-drilled brake rotors, 19” wheels and performance tires. The entire line is powered by a 208-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
Imported from the U.K. and based on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class platform, Infiniti showcases an asymmetrical interior design focused on the driver creating a modern and luxurious cabin.
The QX30 promises supreme interior quietness with seats that provide greater levels of support and comfort than rivals, reducing driver fatigue on longer journeys. An Around View Monitor with moving object detection and Intelligent Parking Assist combine with the radar-based cruise control and the InTouch infotainment system to provide safety as well as connectivity.