PREMIUM CROSSOVER: South African's will get their first taste of the Infiniti QX30 when it arrives in Mzansi in 2016. Image: Motorspress
• QX30 joins Q30 range
• Crossover Infiniti design
• All-wheel drive
Rolle, Switzerland - The Infiniti next crossover, crossover QX30, is making its simultaneous global debut at the 2015 Los Angeles and Guangzhou international motor shows.
According to the automaker: "Created for a new generation of premium buyers, the QX30 boasts a purposeful appearance that makes a bold visual statement – and joins the Q30 as part of Infiniti’s new premium compact model line-up."
Infiniti South Africa has earmarked the second quarter of 2016 for the local launch of the QX30.
Four-wheel drive as standard
"Remaining true to the powerful and elegant design cues that guided the original QX30 concept, the car’s highly sculpted exterior, unique crossover stance and asymmetric cabin design exemplify Infiniti’s design-led approach to product development."
The QX30, the automaker says, offers elevated ride height and all-wheel drive. The Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover will go on sale in selected markets in the middle of 2016.
Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti, commented: “The QX30 active crossover is joining our new premium compact family at the right time and will broaden our offer to new customers around the world.
Infiniti success in 2015
In the first 10 months of 2015, Infiniti sold almost 173 000 new vehicles worldwide, representing an increase of 16% compared to the same period in 2014.
Global sales of 18 400 units in October represented an increase of 20% over the same month in 2014, and continued a 14-month run of best individual months on record for Infiniti, including the best October sales in history for many regions and markets such as the Americas, China, Mexico, and Europe.