“The com­bi­na­tion of a lowslung roof-line, el­e­vated stance and cross­over ap­pear­ance cre­ates a strik­ing vis­ual im­pact.”

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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.

SAFETY TECH

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.

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