Look away, there's a Japanese supercar on the list.
Infiniti will sell both the Q30 and QX30 under the QX30 name when it arrives in the US next year. Confusing? Kinda. But it also makes a bit of sense.
Infiniti has finally introduced the new Q30, the company's first premium, compact hatchback and its first European-built vehicle.
Infiniti has released the first pair of images of the new Q30 hatchback's interior, giving us a look at both the left- and right-hand drive models.
We've gotten our second look at the Infiniti Q30 ahead of its Frankfurt debut, thanks to an image from the luxury brand's British Twitter account.
The Infiniti Q30 is finally showing its face without anything hiding it in a newly released photo of the luxury five-door hatchback, and the styling brings much of the look of the original concept to the road. The debut is set for the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Infiniti is finally flipping on the light switch to show off the rear end of its QX30 Concept ahead of the luxury compact crossover's debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3.
Infiniti is preparing a crossover followup to its Q30 Concept for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and we've got an early teaser. See what's changed since Frankfurt.
The Infiniti Q30 Concept signaled the Japanese brand's clear intentions to join the growing global compact premium segment. Now, as evidenced by these images, we can see development of the brand's first compact hatchback is proceeding apace.
Infiniti suffered a huge blow a few weeks ago when CEO Johan de Nysschen jumped ship after two years on the job to take the helm at Cadillac. As boss, he spearheaded change within the Japanese luxury brand and was among the biggest champions of the Q50 Eau Rouge. However, the company is far from sunk. Plans put in place prior to de Nysschen leaving are still on the table, according to Nissan product planner Andy Palmer to Automotive News, and that could mean a rosy future for the once AWOL LE se
The name of the game these days in the luxury marketplace is premium compacts. BMW has the 1 Series and 2 Series, Mercedes the A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA, Audi has the A1 and A3, even Lexus has the CT 200h. Among the last to get in on the action is Infiniti, but that's all about to change.
Nissan and Daimler have been partnering ever closer for years, and now an unnamed source has told Reuters that the automakers have agreed to a 50-50 joint venture in Mexico that would build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. Given that the rumors about just such a deal go back nearly six months and similar rumblings are years old, this arrangement has been a long time coming.
Nissan launched Infiniti back in 1989 as a US brand, but more recently, Nissan's luxury marque has started focusing on more of a global presence. With a new global headquarters set up in Hong Kong and former Audi bigwig Johan de Nysschen at the helm, Wards Auto is reporting that the automaker's next goal is to create a "de-Americanized" lineup of vehicles.
When we first got official word of the Infiniti Q30 Concept, the Japanese automaker said that the crossover's "harmonious contrasts and dissymmetric philosophy" would "make an emotional connection with customers spontaneously." Now, we might not be heads of design studios or directors of marketing departments, but we're pretty sure we can translate that to: "The production Q30 will compete with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class."
The curtain has officially been raised on the Infiniti Q30 Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, an oft-teased five-door hatchback that will move the neo-luxury brand downmarket to compete with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Not only is Infiniti moving down market, it's targeting a younger audience, a field that it hasn't traditionally played in, that wants something different than a hum-drum luxury car. According to Infiniti's marketing director, Hugues Fabre, "Younger customers are co