In­finiti Al-Bab­tain un­veils all-new Cross­over QX30 2018 in Kuwait

QX30 bridges gap be­tween premium com­pact ri­vals and larger cross­over models

Kuwait Times - - Business -

KUWAIT: Ab­dul­mohsen Ab­du­laziz Al-Bab­tain Co (AABC), the sole au­tho­rized dealer of In­finiti ve­hi­cles in the State of Kuwait, an­nounced the ar­rival of In­finiti QX30 to Kuwait. The all-new In­finiti QX30 premium ac­tive cross­over 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.

In­finiti is tar­get­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of premium buy­ers in Kuwait with the new QX30. The premium cross­over seg­ment is cur­rently among the fastest-ex­pand­ing mar­kets glob­ally. QX30 de­sign ex­presses the ‘self’ of the driver rather than his/her ‘sta­tus’, through new cat­e­gory-de­fy­ing con­cepts.

The QX30 will hold a unique po­si­tion in the seg­ment, bridg­ing the gap be­tween premium com­pact ri­vals and larger cross­over models. Its cross­over-style ver­sa­til­ity ex­tends from unique de­sign ap­peal and a wide range of com­fort, con­ve­nience, safety and dy­namic fea­tures, in­clud­ing In­tel­li­gent All­wheel Drive. Its el­e­vated ride height over the Q30 and high­sta­bil­ity driv­e­train will give con­fi­dence to driv­ers.

The QX30 is char­ac­ter­ized by dra­matic curves and tur­bu­lent, sculpted char­ac­ter lines that make an emo­tional state­ment, evolv­ing them into new dy­namic shapes for a more pur­pose­ful ap­pear­ance. The lines of the QX30 flow up the dou­ble-wave bon­net, over the fend­ers, across the body line and into the strong shoul­ders of the car. The over­all ef­fect is de­signed to look stretched over bone and mus­cle, rather than the straight, ‘me­chan­i­cal’ lines seen on ri­val models. In­finiti’s sig­na­ture C-pil­lar de­sign forges a dy­namic cres­cent shape that em­pha­sizes mo­tion, even when sta­tion­ary.


The el­e­vated di­men­sions make for a con­fi­dent and re­lax­ing drive, while as­crib­ing to the car’s ver­sa­tile char­ac­ter. An over­all height of 1,530mm (with stan­dard roof rails) helps im­prove for­ward vis­i­bil­ity over its ri­vals, aided by a slim Apil­lar de­sign, while the el­e­vated ride al­lows for a higher hip point (1,324mm), im­prov­ing ease of ingress and egress.

Other ex­te­rior de­tails in­clude newly-de­signed front and rear bumpers and grained side sills for a rugged look, as well as body­work fin­ished with satin chrome-plated in­serts for a premium and high qual­ity metal­lic fin­ish. The bold ap­proach In­finiti has taken to de­sign con­tin­ues in­side the QX30, which chal­lenges tra­di­tional stan­dards of sym­me­try with its ex­pres­sive, mod­ern and dy­namic in­te­rior.

The most premium ma­te­ri­als and pro­cesses avail­able have been se­lected by In­finiti de­sign­ers in or­der to cre­ate a mod­ern-look­ing and lux­u­ri­ous cabin. A cus­tom-de­signed QX30 trim de­liv­ers a per­son­al­ized, self-ex­pres­sive in­te­rior de­sign. The stan­dard in­te­rior is fin­ished in high qual­ity black cloth, while op­tional black or beige leather de­liv­ers an even more premium fin­ish.

Re­fine­ment and com­fort is also a core ap­peal of the QX30’s in­te­rior. The seat backs have been care­fully en­gi­neered to match the cur­va­ture of the spine, pro­vid­ing con­sis­tent spinal sup­port by more equally dis­tribut­ing load across the seat to min­i­mize pres­sure on back mus­cles. The QX30 seat pro­vides greater lev­els of sup­port and com­fort than ri­vals, re­duc­ing driver fa­tigue on longer jour­neys.

Cabin com­fort

The QX30’s supreme in­te­rior quiet­ness adds to cabin com­fort, with some of the low­est noise, vi­bra­tion and harsh­ness (NVH) lev­els in the premium com­pact seg­ment. The ex­ten­sive ap­pli­ca­tion of sound-ab­sorbent ma­te­ri­als re­duces the in­tru­sion of wind, road and un­wanted en­gine noise into the cabin. Quiet­ness in the cabin is fur­ther aided by Ac­tive Noise Can­cel­la­tion, which emits sound waves from the door speak­ers to negate any in­stances of boom­ing noise. In ad­di­tion, closed sec­tions of the high-rigid­ity body struc­ture pro­tect the QX30 from any neg­a­tive noise and vi­bra­tion gen­er­ated by bro­ken or in­con­sis­tent road sur­faces.

The QX30 is en­gi­neered to de­liver a con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing, dy­namic driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, aided by In­tel­li­gent All­wheel Drive. The QX30’s chas­sis has been adapted with its own unique set­tings for a com­fort­able ride and con­fi­dent han­dling in spite of its el­e­vated ride height and ground clear­ance. While the slightly firmer sus­pen­sion helps to coun­ter­act the dy­namic ef­fects of a higher cen­tre of grav­ity, the mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the chas­sis en­able QX30 to re­main com­fort­able at all speeds and over a va­ri­ety of road sur­faces.

The QX30 comes equipped with an In­tel­li­gent All-wheel Drive sys­tem. The driv­e­train is able to send up to 50 per­cent of the en­gine’s power and torque to the rear axle to main­tain trac­tion on slip­pery sur­faces and in in­clement weather, en­hanc­ing a feel­ing of con­trol and con­fi­dence when driv­ing.

An­other stan­dard fea­ture is the avail­abil­ity of a sev­en­speed dual-clutch trans­mis­sion sys­tem. The dual-clutch in­tel­li­gently pre-se­lects gears so the next shift is al­ways ready to go, while man­ual mode lets the driver con­trol gear changes when de­sired. De­liv­er­ing seam­less ac­cel­er­a­tion at any speed and in any gear, the ap­pli­ca­tion of torque is al­most un­in­ter­rupted dur­ing gear changes, re­duc­ing lurch­ing while in mo­tion and be­tween shifts.

Safety fea­tures

For safe driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, the QX30 is backed up with a range of ac­tive safety and haz­ard avoid­ance tech­nolo­gies that en­hance the driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and pro­vide max­i­mum safety to all oc­cu­pants. An Around View Mon­i­tor with mov­ing ob­ject de­tec­tion and au­to­matic park­ing as­sis­tance makes the QX30 the eas­i­est car to park in its seg­ment. In­finiti’s trade­mark InTouch in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, first in­tro­duced on the pi­o­neer­ing Q50, has been evolved and up­graded for the QX30 for a highly in­tu­itive fin­ger touch and swipe con­trol through a seven-inch touch-screen HMI (hu­man ma­chine in­ter­face). In­finiti Voice Recog­ni­tion in­ter­acts with the InTouch in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem to con­trol au­dio and nav­i­ga­tion com­mands.

In ad­di­tion to its strik­ing ap­pear­ance, the QX30 of­fers an el­e­vated ride height, con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing han­dling, and a ver­sa­tile at­ti­tude, un­der­pinned by 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.

In­finiti Al-Bab­tain en­cour­ages its cus­tomers to dis­cover the all-new QX30 2018 fea­tures by vis­it­ing In­finiti show­room in Al-Rai. The show­room opens daily ex­cept Fri­days.

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