Introduce four years ago, the Q30 is a pretty rare bird in the brand’s lineup. While most of the models with this badge are crossover and sedans, this one is a hatchback. So, it’s no wonder that North American drivers are pretty unfamiliar with this name. It is offered primarily for the European market, where hatchbacks are far more popular than sedans. The current generation hasn’t been for too long on the market. However, we are about to see changes in the near future. The current, 2019 year model is about the be the last one of the current generation. There are two scenarios for the future. One is discontinuation, while the other is redesign. We hope for the latter, as it would bring to us a completely new 2020 Infiniti Q30.
2020 Infiniti Q30 Redesign
If we take that the 2020 Infiniti Q30 will come completely redesigned, we may presume that the new model would once again come with a lot of things in common with Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The current model rides on the same platform as the German hatch and shares many parts. Meanwhile, the A-Class has been redesigned, so the Q30 feels a little bit outdated. Therefore, the new model would bring a new platform and other technical novelties from the Mercedes-Benz. In practice, this would mean notable improvements in terms of handling and overall performances, as well as in terms of comfort and ride quality.
Of course, the 2020 Infiniti Q30 would come with a lot of its own characteristics as well. First of all, we count on a completely distinctive styling. The new hatchback would follow the brand’s latest design language. In practice, this would mean a lot of things in common with models like QX50. The new styling philosophy is just an evolutionary step from the previous generation, so we are pretty sure that traditional Infiniti lovers won’t be disappointed with the new model.
When it comes to the interior, we count on improvements as well. The new model will feature a little bit longer wheelbase, so we expect to see more space on the inside. Still, we have to say that the current model is already pretty generous in this aspect, especially when it comes to the second row of seats. Of course, this redesign would also bring a completely new cabin layout, with new aesthetics, but also with new materials and improvement in terms of the overall quality. Finally, count on a lot of new technologies, starting from a new infotainment system, new tech goodies, advanced safety systems and drivers aids etc.
2020 Infiniti Q30 Engines
If we look at the engine lineup of the new A-Class, we could expect a lot of novelties in the 2020 Infiniti Q30 as well. Base versions would come with a new 1.4-liter unit, which comes in various versions in terms of output. A bigger and more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four would be reserved for higher trims.
However, this is primarily a hatchback for the European market, so the focus would probably be on diesel engines. Once again, we count on two units in the offer. Base models would probably carry on with a well-known 1.5-liter dCi from Renault which would, of course, come with more power and better overall efficiency. On the other side, higher trims should come with Mercedes-Benz’s new 2.0-liter unit, which also comes in several output versions.
2020 Infiniti Q30 Release Date and Price
The future of this hatchback is still unclear. So, take all these rumors about the 2020 Infiniti Q30 with a big reserve. If the new model arrives, we presume that the starting price would go somewhere around 28.000 dollars, roughly.