2017 Infiniti QX30 Review, Release Date

The Infiniti series of cars made by Nissan are targeted at buyers who want vehicles with utmost luxury. The 2017 Infiniti QX30 has got the looks that make it clear Nissan wants it to woo buyers outside the US market too! This is a hatchback by design but the use of the QX moniker indicates it is more of a crossover vehicle. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 platform.

2017 Infiniti QX30 - front

2017 Infiniti QX30 – Body Styles Changes and other Options

It is hard not to be impressed by the design enhancements in the 2017 QX30. The sweeping curves and sharp angles hold your attention. The shark-like nose and steeply sloped rear give it some similarity with Mazda 3. Its eclectic exterior design makes the car look way different from usual hatchback. The 2017 Infiniti QX30 will be sold in 3 trim levels namely base, QX30S and QX30S AWD.


The interior looks swanky with Piano black trim. However, the rear seat is bigger while headroom is not very good. The cargo area is not large and its sloping design limits options for packing to the hilt. However, you get more storage area by folding rear space. You get premium black cloth upholstery as standard. Nappa leather upholstery is available as option. The seats are made with spinal support technology. The InTouch touch screen infotainment system will be offered as standard. The Nissan has ensured the buyers of the 2017 Infiniti QX30 do not grudge either about safety or infotainment quotient. There are automated parking system and surround-view cameras equipped with moving object detection capability. Other notable safety features include blind spot monitors, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and intelligent cruise control. In the QX30S trim, you get larger 19-inch wheels, glossy black grille, sport seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2017 Infiniti QX30 - interior

2017 Infiniti QX30 – Powerful Engine and Performance

Inside the hood of  the Infiniti QX30 2017, sits a mighty 2.0 liters four-cylinder engine made by Mercedes-Benz. This engine generates 208 hp and it is equipped with a seven-speed automated dual-clutch transmission unit. It is regulated by an intelligent all-wheel drive setup. In non US markets, however, the Infiniti QX 30 may be sold with diesel-powered engines and manual transmission units. You can opt for the QX30S trim if AWD is something you cannot do without. The standard engine reaches zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds. Nissan says the cabin is more or less immune to noises.

2017 Infiniti QX30 - side

Pricing and Availability of 2017 Infiniti QX30

The exact date of launch is not known but the 2017 Infiniti QX30 is likely to be in showrooms by end of 2016. The pricing should be around $30000 for the base model. Overall, the 2017 Infiniti QX 30 has enough elements in it to trounce the competition. It shares the platform of legendary German carmaker, to begin with and bold design style is impressive. The interior is as classy as you can think of and engine is also powerful. The safety features are also top-notch. With the right pricing, it may pose a steep challenge to the Lexus lineup of cars. It will also be competing with the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

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