Geneva 2015: Infiniti QX30 Concept Debuts
March 3rd, 2015 7:07 AM Share
In the near future, the Infiniti QX30 will hit the showroom floor. For now, though, the concept version hits the stage at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.
Power for the concept is a 2-liter turbo-four — one meant to preview Infiniti’s future turbocharged engine lineup — delivering its power to all four corners through a seven-speed automatic; power figures were not available at this time.
Competing with small premium crossovers like the Porsche Macan, BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, the QX30 Concept boasts amenities such as Connolly saddle leather seats with blue stitching, Infiniti InTouch, and 21-inch wheels. It can also tackle dustier trails with its 7.6-inches of ground clearance.
Published March 2nd, 2015 1:43 PM
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- ToolGuy CXXVIII comments?!?
- ToolGuy I did truck things with my truck this past week, twenty-odd miles from home (farther than usual). Recall that the interior bed space of my (modified) truck is 98" x 74". On the ride home yesterday the bed carried a 20 foot extension ladder (10 feet long, flagged 14 inches past the rear bumper), two other ladders, a smallish air compressor, a largish shop vac, three large bins, some materials, some scrap, and a slew of tool cases/bags. It was pretty full, is what I'm saying.The range of the Cybertruck would have been just fine. Nothing I carried had any substantial weight to it, in truck terms. The frunk would have been extremely useful (lock the tool cases there, out of the way of the Bed Stuff, away from prying eyes and grasping fingers -- you say I can charge my cordless tools there? bonus). Stainless steel plus no paint is a plus.Apparently the Cybertruck bed will be 78" long (but over 96" with the tailgate folded down) and 60-65" wide. And then Tesla promises "100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including the under-bed, frunk and sail pillars." Underbed storage requires the bed to be clear of other stuff, but bottom line everything would have fit, especially when we consider the second row of seats (tools and some materials out of the weather).Some days I was hauling mostly air on one leg of the trip. There were several store runs involved, some for 8-foot stock. One day I bummed a ride in a Roush Mustang. Three separate times other drivers tried to run into my truck (stainless steel panels, yes please). The fuel savings would be large enough for me to notice and to care.TL;DR: This truck would work for me, as a truck. Sample size = 1.
- Art Vandelay Dodge should bring this back. They could sell it as the classic classic classic model
- Surferjoe Still have a 2013 RDX, naturally aspirated V6, just can't get behind a 4 banger turbo.Also gloriously absent, ESS, lane departure warnings, etc.
- ToolGuy Is it a genuine Top Hand? Oh, I forgot, I don't care. 🙂
I like the styling. This would be interesting with a plugin hybrid system, an electric power takeoff, and a trailer hitch. But, then again, I say that about everything -- including my Prius.
The exterior's not bad -- very Infiniti, if nothing else. I wonder if the grille will look quite as outsized in person, at least when parked next to anything other than a Lexus. The interior, though, looks like the result of a drunken hookup between a 6-Series and a rental Ford. And again with the glowing emblem? STAHP.