Infiniti Confirms Compact Q30 for Frankfurt Auto Show

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
infiniti confirms compact q30 for frankfurt auto show

Confirming their June confirmation, Infiniti will bring a production-ready version of their compact Q30 to the International Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The compact, which will be built in the United Kingdom, powered by the same 2.0-liter, turbo four that powers the Mercedes GLA and CLA under a joint agreement between Mercedes and Renault-Nissan.

The related compact crossover QX30 shouldn’t be far behind.

The Euro-centric compact hatch and crossover may not have been originally slated for sale in the United States, but the recent success of similar models from Mercedes and others may have changed the minds at Infiniti. That, and the sedan may be the new horse carriage.

The Q30 is one of several joint Renault Nissan-Mercedes ventures that will emerge in coming years. The Renault Twingo and Smart Fortwo will share a common platform, and the automakers will swap engines (Renault’s smaller for Mercedes’ larger) in coming cars.

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  • TrailerTrash TrailerTrash on Jul 21, 2015

    Joint ventures. Badge engineering. Isn't this all the same thing? What makes this so much better than the Ford Escape/MKC/Kuga? Everybody loves bashing the Ford plan but seems to let this get the praise the business plan really deserves.

  • Tosh Tosh on Jul 21, 2015

    Can I have a new one please? Mine looks like a melted Lexus.

  • VW4motion VW4motion on Jul 21, 2015

    Looks like a maxipad on wheels.The perfect car for scrapbooking women of the world.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 23, 2015

    So this will be an uplevel Golf type competitor. I think we have to allot some credit for building a 5-door hatch which isn't a CUV. It won't sell well, but there you go.