2017 Infiniti QX30 Unveiled in Los Angeles
After months of speculation and a concept model, the production Infiniti QX30 premium crossover was finally unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show last night. This newest luxury SUV is the final member of a compact luxury trio that Infiniti will be rolling out worldwide next year, with emphasis on China and the United States.
The elaborate unveiling was part of a simultaneous debut at the Guangzhou International Motor Show. You can see the full presentation from Infiniti below.
The Infiniti QX30 was designed with younger luxury car drivers in mind from Generation X and Y, and hopes to take a slice of profits in the fast-growing premium crossover segment. The design was made to be sporty and stylish like a car, while offering an SUV’s intelligent all-wheel drive and a taller ride height.
To give you an idea of how much care has been taken when building this new model, Infiniti states that “A special metal plating method allows the radar waves of the Intelligent Cruise Control to pass through the Infiniti badge without disrupting the QX30’s striking appearance with unseemly radar units.” The designers so wanted make sure that absolutely everything was perfect about the exterior of the car that they completely re-engineered how the Infiniti badge is made to allow it to help conceal the cruise control radar and not disrupt its function. If that much thought went into that tiny detail, imagine how perfectly designed the rest of the vehicle is.
The Infiniti QX30 will be built at Infiniti’s latest facilities in Sunderland, UK. This marks the beginning of Infiniti manufacturing in Europe as the brand continues to grow. More than 750 European and Japanese engineers worked to build and test the QX30, which also reflects the global nature of this new vehicle.
While the car has been officially revealed, there are still not very many specific details about its power, trim levels, or standard features. As the projected release date in summer 2016 approaches, we’ll work hard to keep you informed as more information becomes available. If this SUV seems a bit too small for your taste, or you’re looking at a car, check out the other reveals at this year’s LA Auto Show.
News Source: Infiniti