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Infiniti jumped into the compact luxury car segment Monday by revealing its new Q30, a smaller car it hopes buyers will embrace as having some of the best premium features and looks around.
The Q30, being shown ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, is meant to be a styling statement with a bold grille and lots of curves.
“Q30 makes a daring visual statement through its sculpted, concept car-like exterior, unconventional stance and asymmetric cabin design,” Infiniti President Roland Krueger says. “Q30 will accelerate the company’s strategy to become a leading global manufacturer of premium cars.”
Infiniti says the seating position in the five-door hatchback will be higher than comparable models, with the goal of giving it a
“coupe-like silhouette.” Engineers also worked to make the car quiet, including the addition of active noise cancellation — sounds piped into the cabin that cancel out the more unpleasant ones.
There will also be a premium and sport edition.
In the U.S., all will be powered by a 2-liter, 4-cylinder gas engine that puts out 208 horsepower.
Its features will include a full suite of safety technology, including the ability to park itself, around-view monitor, blind spot warning, forward collision warning and the ability to brake automatically if it detects a car stopped ahead.
It comes to showrooms later this year.