The 2016 Infiniti QX30 is a part of the small crossover class, with luxurious elements. Shrinking class is now almost smaller than large hatchbacks, so it happens with this model, which is going to mark the start of new generation. However, in this segment, Infiniti plans to storm the competition, with styling and number of luxurious features in the QX30. Some of the equipment will be carried over from current vehicle, but most of the vehicle is coming redesigned.
2016 Infiniti QX30 styling
The 2016 Infiniti QX30 is still in developing phase, so not too much info is available and confirmed. We are sure that small crossover will get new body panels. Also Fender flares are going to be refreshed, and new design is expected to be seen on liftgate and rear windows. The 21-inch wheels will remain from current crossover, with extraneous rear skid plate. The platform used for building 2016 QX30 is similar to Q30 hatchback, so many parts are expected to be similar.
2016 Infiniti QX30 engine
This compact crossover is not going to get strong engine. It could be turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, which could be seen on the some Mercedes vehicles. These two companies are sharing many parts as a part of cooperation between two brands. However, Infiniti uses its own transmission, and QX30 probably gets CVT. Other option is automatic gearbox, but same transmission system as Mercedes is unlikely.
2016 Infiniti QX30 competition
Mercedes vehicles are not taken as competition since two companies are sharing technologies. However, we must admit that GLA class could be used as vehicle for comparison. Nevertheless, other German carmakers are not so friendly with Infiniti. The new X1 from BMW will be presented as part of luxurious compact crossover. So it is certain that 2016 Infiniti QX30 will have another car to beat in its fight for better position on the market. Also, Audi Q3 will be improved and this crossover should be taken seriously from all other companies. Other competition comes from Buick Encore, which lacks some cachet for European drivers. On the other hand, Mazda CX-3 meets these demands, but is short on performance.
2016 Infiniti QX30 price
Price of the compact crossover 2016 Infiniti QX30 will be around $35.000. It is average price paid for other vehicles in same class.