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    Infiniti Reveals Q30 Before Its Official Debut At Frankfurt


    • Infiniti Pulls the Cover Off the Q30 Compact


    Infiniti has decided to pull the camouflage off the Q30 before its official debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This new model marks Infiniti's entrant in the entry-level luxury class.

     

    We have to give Infiniti a bit of credit for keeping much of the design from the Q30 concept shown at the 2013 Frankfurt show. The swoopy lines and squared off front end are here. We can't tell if the rear end design is the same as Infiniti only released one picture of the Q30 - the image seen here.

     

    The Q30 will go into production later this year in Sunderland, England. Sales are expected to begin sometime next year.

     

    Source: Infiniti

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     

    Jul. 21, 2015

     

    Infiniti Q30 Premium Active Compact set for Frankfurt IAA 2015 premiere

    • Daring, expressive design meets advanced ride and handling performance
    • Category-breaking Q30 faithful to 2013 concept car
    • World premiere for global media September 15th at Frankfurt Motor Show


    Hong Kong – The first-ever Infiniti Q30 Premium Active Compact is ready for its world premiere at the International Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.
    Featuring Infiniti's iconic design language, the all-new Q30 represents a category-breaking vehicle concept developed for customers seeking urban individuality. Its dynamic drive characteristics provide for Infiniti-typical confident and responsive performance as well as excellent ride and handling. Crafted trims and expressive interiors extend the striking design approach from the exterior into the passenger cabin.
    The public premiere of the Q30 Active Compact comes exactly two years after its precursor, the Q30 Concept, was introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt show. The unmistakable approach of that winning concept has been fully maintained as Infiniti's all-new Q30 compact vehicle is introduced to the market.
    "Design is a key pillar of the Infiniti brand, and the new Q30 Active Compact perfectly embodies this approach," said Infiniti president Roland Krueger. "The Q30 Active Compact delivers the distinctive design, the driving dynamics and the individuality that our customers expect of an Infiniti vehicle. With our first ever entry in the compact car segment, we continue the product offensive and provide additional options for our discerning customers."
    The Q30 Active Compact underwent final testing and development in Europe. It will be built in Sunderland in the UK, which then becomes the fourth country on three continents to build Infiniti vehicles.
    Press days for the international motor show in Frankfurt this year are on September 15 and 16; public days are held September 17 to 27.

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