Infiniti Al-Babtain unveils all-new Crossover QX30 2018 in Kuwait
QX30 bridges gap between premium compact rivals and larger crossover models
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.
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.
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.