Infiniti QX30 crossover to be built alongside sibling Q30 in Sunderland
18th November 2015
Created for a new generation of premium buyers, the QX30 boasts a purposeful appearance that makes a bold visual statement – and joins the Q30 as part of Infiniti’s new premium compact model line-up.
Remaining true to the powerful and elegant design cues that guided the original QX30 concept, the car’s highly sculpted exterior, unique crossover stance and asymmetric cabin design exemplify Infiniti’s design-led approach to product development.
In addition to its striking appearance, the QX30 offers an elevated ride height, confidence-inspiring handling, a ‘go-anywhere’ attitude and comes available with an intelligent all-wheel drive system. As a result, the vehicle is able to take on urban, suburban and winding rural roads in all driving conditions.
Speaking in Los Angeles, Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti, commented: “The QX30 active crossover is joining our new premium compact family at the right time and will broaden our offer to new customers around the world. With our recent sales successes and record growth, the current product offensive will further strengthen Infiniti’s global market position.”
Alongside the Q30, revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015, the QX30 will play an integral role in Infiniti’s promise to offer customers a broader range of premium products. The vehicle is also expected to contribute to the continual increase of global sales – which have already hit record levels in 2015.
In the first 10 months of 2015, Infiniti sold almost 173,000 new vehicles worldwide, representing an increase of 16% compared to the same period in 2014. The 32,200 vehicles sold in China means Infiniti has already exceeded its full-year 2014 figure in the world’s largest car market, while in the U.S. Infiniti sold more than 106,700 vehicles, the best sales results in the country since 2005.
Global sales of 18,400 units in October represented an increase of 20% over the same month in the previous year, and continued a 14-month run of best individual months on record for Infiniti, including the best October sales in history for many regions and markets such as the Americas, China, Mexico, and Western Europe.
The Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover will go on sale in selected markets in the middle of 2016.