They're All Infiniti QX30s From Here On Out

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
theyre all infiniti qx30s from here on out

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.

Source: Car & Driver, et al.

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  • IAhawkeye IAhawkeye on Dec 30, 2015

    I feel like they aren't even trying anymore. Look, I'm not a luxury buyer and probably never will be. But I like vehicles with names personally. I drove a Chevy SILVERADO, I now drive a Jeep WRANGLER(though I realize they were originally called CJ-#'s til like the late 80's, I think) all the luxury brands alphanumeric names just jumble in my head. Almost seems like bad business to me, if you can't tell any of them apart how are you supposed to get people to come in and buy them?

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    • S2k Chris S2k Chris on Dec 30, 2015

      @Marcin Laszuk IMO, right now the two worst offenders are Infiniti and Mercedes. MB still has C, E, S, but they also have GLA, GLC, GLE, GL and CLA, CLS, etc. Infinity I can't keep straight and have stopped trying. Caddy is potentially poised to screw the pooch as well; CTS and ATS are starting to mean something, are they going to throw that away for CT6 and the like? Or preserve CTS at least?

  • Myheadhertz Myheadhertz on Dec 30, 2015

    Upscale Juke.

  • RHD RHD on Dec 30, 2015

    The styling creases and bends on this thing are WAY overdone. It is so well constructed, though, that if you removed the seats and filled it with water, you would have your very own Infiniti Pool...

  • Surewhynot321 Surewhynot321 on Dec 31, 2015

    Am I the only TTAC reader with an account that likes where Lexus/Infiniti/Nissan/Acura are going, aesthetically? Maybe I'm the odd man out, because I also prefer our Maxima's CVT over my ES350 6-speed... Anywho, the first time I saw this car posted online, I immediately wanted to see one in person. Maybe I'm just part of the target market? Maybe human nature has more of a desire to vocalize complaints over compliments? Dunno. Love the discussions, though. Food for thought; if this were a proper RWD layout with a clutch pedal, would the aesthetics be as important? I often wonder how far the knowledge of drivetrain layout bleeds into general perception/opinion.

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    • Surewhynot321 Surewhynot321 on Jan 01, 2016

      @Drzhivago138 You can put down your self-appointed Thought Police card down; I didn't break the cardinal rule of The Internet and get upset at anything. Interrsting, though, that you would suggest I find something more important to comment on, while you yourself comment on aforementioned pointless comment. Am I to infer that, while my post is unworthy, critiquing an unworthy post is, in fact, worthy?