Infiniti twins tempt with new features
Infiniti has introduced new standard features on its Q30 and QX30 ranges.
It has also reduced the number of variants and given them different model names. Just as importantly there are reduced prices to help increase sales — which have been disappointingly low to date.
The Infiniti Q30 hatch comes in two just two variants, down from five: an entry-grade Q30 Pure and an upper mid-spec Q30 Sport.
The previous QX30 range has been trimmed to just a single model, the QX30 Sport. The QX30 2.0 litre Turbo GT Premium is now known simply as the QX30 Sport.
The Infiniti Q30 2.0T Pure has a sporty grille and bumpers, black gloss mirror housings, body-coloured side sill extensions, and dark chrome dual exhaust pipes.
It also features LED headlights, high beam assist, adaptive frontlighting system, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and a new-to-the-range rear view camera.
Inside are DAB digital radio, heated front seats, a multi-function D-shaped leather-accented steering wheel and Alcantara/leatherette upholstery, a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system, automatic dual-zone climate controls with rear passenger vents, driver and passenger side seat memory and leather-accented features.
The Q30 2.0T Sport has an even wider range of crash avoidance features than the Pure: intelligent cruise control with speed limiter, intelligent brake assist with distance control, blind spot warning, front parking sensors, a 360 degree around view monitor with moving object detection and intelligent park assist.
The QX30 2.0T has a new design of 19-inch wheels, intelligent allwheel drive, off-road comforttuned suspension, comfort seats with adjustable head restraints, satin chrome plated inserts on the front and rear bumpers and satin chrome roof rails.
The entry-model Infiniti Q30 Pure price is unchanged at $44,900 plus on-road costs. The mid-spec Q30 Sport been reduced to $46,888 drive-away. Infiniti QX30 price has been dropped dramatically to $49,888 drive-away.
The Infiniti Q30 hatch, above, and QX30 SUV, below, are twins — with one standing taller than the other and sporting all-wheel-drive.