The QX30 is positioned to compete with prestige small SUVs like the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, with the basic chassis, engine, and electrical architecture borrowed from the Mercedes-Benz GLA, as part of the alliance between Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz.
Australia will be offered just one powertrain package for the QX30, with a 155kW/350Nm 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine channeling drive to all four wheels (on demand) via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
Though the engine and drivetrain are from Mercedes-Benz, the suspension tuneis of Infiniti’s own creation, giving the QX30 a point of difference as well as setting ride height 30mm higher than the Q30 GT and 50mm higher than the Q30 Sport.
The range opens with the QX30 GT includes standard features such as cloth trim, manual climate control, keyless entry, 18-inch alloy wheels, rain sensing wipers, LED headlights, satellite navigation, and a 7.0 inch touchscreen multimedia system.
Safety features include seven airbags, stability control, pop-up bonnet, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, rear park sensors, ABS brakes, and ISOFIX child seat mounting points. A rear camera is not available for the QX30 GT.
The higher-grade QX30 Premium (pictured) adds Nappa leather trim to the dash and seats, along with electric adjustment and heated seats up front. Dual zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, real wood trim highlights, and a suede-look headliner are also included.
Safety kit extends to a 360-degree camera with moving object detection, front park sensors, automated parking assist, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring.
QX30 GT $48,900
QX30 Premium $56,900
Note: Pricing excludes on-road costs