2017 infiniti q30




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    WHAT IS IT? Look beyond the gorgeous exterior of the Infiniti Q30 and you'll find something even more intriguing: this is, almost, the.

    The Q30 is a highish-rise hatchback that's both the entry-level model and the smallest car ever made by Nissan's premium-wannabe upstart, Infiniti.

    2017 infiniti q30

    2017 infiniti q30

    Photo Gallery 53 Photos in this Gallery. Infiniti Q30 Hatchback First Drives. As you open the door, it's not hard to see a number of components shared with Mercedes-Benz. Privacy Policy Terms of use. Just like it should.

    2017 infiniti q30

    2017 infiniti q30

    2017 infiniti q30

    2017 infiniti q30

    2017 infiniti q30

    Infiniti Q30 First Drive Review - Motor Trend

    Except you can buy it in America , starting next summer. The subframes, suspension geometry, engine, and transmission are all directly from the Mercedes A-Class architecture.

    Rather than using adjustable dampers—or even offering them—as in higher-trim models of the CLA and GLA, the Q30 uses a fixed damper and spring setup. That non-adjustable system has a trick up its sleeve, however, in the form of rebound springs—springs which act in the negative direction on the inside wheels during cornering to help reduce body roll while maintaining compliance—sort of like a one-sided anti-roll bar.

    2017 infiniti q30

    Generally speaking, the suspension does a fantastic job of both. Like all non-dynamic suspensions, there are limits to its compliance and control, but the compromise chosen permits a great deal of both sporty driving and city comfort.

    In the Q30S 2. Both have, again, been built by Mercedes, but the software controlling both engine and transmission and their interaction has been re-done by Infiniti. The result is a lively and linear torque curve and hence power delivery from the engine, and smooth, positive shifts from the transmission. Just like it should. Another concern for the dynamics of the U. The Q30S model I tested in Portugal was European-spec, meaning it puts power to all four wheels through an electronically actuated mechanical center clutch, sending up to 50 percent of the power rearwards.

    2017 infiniti q30

    All of these performance-related concerns are somewhat beside the point for most Q30 buyers, however. And they should be non-issues for the Q30S buyer, too—provided Infiniti gets the price right. The Q30 is, arguably, the best looking vehicle in the segment, and that includes the very handsome Mercedes with which it shares some of its nether-regions. The interior is pretty smart-looking, too, with leather and Alcantara options and fit-and-finish tolerances that put it in a league near Audi, and perhaps a step beyond BMW.

    While the examples I drove in Portugal had only manual-adjust seat controls, Infiniti assures me that all examples both sport seat and otherwise will be power-actuated in U. There will be two tiers of trim—Premium and Sport—for the Q30 when it arrives in May or June of ; the QX30 will fill the all-wheel-drive gap as a sort of off-roady companion model to the Q30 line not long after.

    In a vacuum, the Q30 delights and surprises with its refinement, comfort, handling, and efficient use of space. But precise features, options, packaging, and pricing for the U. Car news, reviews, motorsports, auto shows and stunning photography delivered right to your mailbox. Turn on JavaScript from your settings to fully experience the site. Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email. Luxury looks in a fuel-efficient package Cons: No all-wheel drive for U. Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on your digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are.

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