Infiniti Q30 : Japanese Gothic Baroque
Until today, anyone looking to purchase a compact premium car basically had two choices: German or German. The Mercedes A-Class, BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 are, without question, all perfectly manufactured, but also perfectly mainstream. But now there’s another alternative. Well, kind of. The perfectly astonishing Infiniti Q30 actually shares the same mechanics as the so-called "small" Mercedes. But unlike its German counterpart, the brand new Japanese creation (Infiniti is Nissan’s luxury division) flaunts a daringly angular design reminiscent of Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum, with doors and bonnet all succumbing to the sweeping ridges and ribs. Fortunately, the Q30 remains beautifully harmonious both inside and out, with an exceptional level of comfort even helping us forget the somewhat tortured design. Its suspension comes close to striking the perfect compromise, combining easy handling with good road-holding abilities. As for its Mercedes engines, meanwhile, the 109 hp diesel option will win the hearts of the family man, whilst the 211 hp petrol engine will suit those looking for a more sporty drive. This city car has plenty going for it and still remains relatively unknown in Europe, despite already enjoying substantial fame across both Asia and Northern America.
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INFINITI Q30 : The compact Japanese car combines the best of Mercedes engineering with a unique and daring design.