Infiniti finally got our letter that the Q30 and the QX30 looked so much alike that we thought they were the same car.
From here and forevermore they’ll both be known as the QX30, according to the automaker.
Accordingly, the QX30 comes in three flavors: QX30 (nee Q30, or Sedan Spice), QX30 AWD (nee QX30, or Crossover Spice) and a sporty edition QX30S (nee Sporty Spice).
The change in nomenclature applies to North American models only, apparently. The Q30 will live on in international markets, because you don’t have to speak as slowly for people to understand you over there.
The QX30 and QX30 AWD will be separated by ride height only — both models will sport the same 2-liter, turbocharged four under the hood. The models share similar skeletons with the Mercedes-Benz GLA/CLA class, which were developed under a partnership between Daimler and Nissan.