A-class offshoot

A-class offshoot

Frankfurt, 13. September 2013 – infiniti presents the Q30 concept study at the IAA in frankfurt (12 september 2013). To 22. September 2013) a compact car based on the mercedes A-class. From a distance, the Q30 looks like its stuttgart counterpart, especially from the side, but a closer look reveals clear styling differences. The body of the concept car is much more strikingly cut and features numerous light edges and angles, especially in the front end. In comparison, the A-class is much more discreet.

In comparison, the A-class seems downright discreet

For infiniti chief designer alfonso albaisa the Q30 is a model, "that defies categorization", so is neither a coupe, nor a sedan, nor a crossover. The target group is young high-income earners, "who want to break with conventions rather than follow traditions". Whether they will like the aggressive design or whether the manufacturer will have to improve the conventional premium look remains to be seen. The car is to be launched in 2015, so there is still some time for further development. In the coming months, the manufacturer is also sure to announce more details, because currently there is no information on engines, transmissions or equipment features.

The cooperation between infiniti parent company renault-nissan and daimler AG has been in place since 2010 and involves the joint use of powertrains and platforms. For example, the upcoming renault twingo subcompact and the smart from the daimler group share the same base. Among small commercial vehicles, the mercedes citan is a twin of the renault kangoo.