“The combination of a lowslung roof-line, elevated stance and crossover appearance creates a striking visual impact.”
the next shift is always ready to go, while manual mode lets the driver control gear changes when desired.
Under the bonnet you’ll find the same engine unit in both the Luxe and Sport models, a four-cylinder diesel 2.2l turbocharged I4 diesel engine. Combined fuel consumption is give as 52.3 miles, and CO2 emissions are 143g/km.
Infiniti says it aims make the QX30 one of the safest cars in its class. There’s an Around View Monitor with moving object detection and automatic parking assistance that reportedly makes the QX30 the easiest car to park in its segment.
A special metal plating method allows the radar waves of the Intelligent Cruise Control to pass through the Infiniti badge without disrupting the car’s appearance with unseemly radar units.
Other safety features include Vehicle Dynamic Control, which can apply individual brakes to intuitively correct oversteer or understeer, Traction Control to sense wheel spin and reduce engine output, an Advanced Air Bag System with driver’s knee air bag, front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain supplemental, plus tyre pressure monitoring.
There’s also a host of other safety tech like blind spot warning, lane departure alert and forward emergency braking.
WHO WOULD CHOOSE ONE?
Drivers wanting a premium touch for their small Suv/crossover should consider the QX30.
It’s slick, looks great, and has a quality cabin. Certainly anyone bored with the usual German suspects might be attracted by its cool design and premium features.