Striking Infiniti QX30 Drives In To The Limelight - Pictures

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Japanese carmaker Infiniti has unveiled its latest foray into the crossover segment, the compact QX30 SUV.

The QX30 has made it from the concept car first seen at the Geneva Motor Show to the current production ready model without any major changes. It retains the sharp lines and the curves seen on the concept car and the narrow lights at both ends give it a rather sporty look. Compared to the Q30 car it is based on, the ride height has been jacked up by 30mm to give it a more SUV-ish stance. Adding ti the SUV looks are the skid plates at both ends, roof rails, and moulded wheel wells.

The QX30 will be available with both a diesel and a petrol engine, a 168bhp, 2.2-litre diesel and a 208bhp, 2.0-litre petrol respectively. A seven-speed dual clutch gearbox is standard as is the all-wheel-drive system which can send up to 50-percent of the power to the rear wheels if necessary.

The QX30 will be built at Nissan's facility in Sunderland, England and is expected to arrive at showrooms towards the middle of next year. Infiniti is targeting young buyers with the QX30 hoping that they'll gravitate toward the model's bold shape.

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