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Infiniti reckons the A-Class-based Q30 is a 'crossover' as opposed to a small hatchback. Regardless of where you position it, the Q30 is an impressive offering that adds another luxury consideration for buyers.

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2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start
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2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start

Infiniti has launched its long-awaited Q30 ‘crossover’ in Australia with sharp pricing and what it claims is a 'competitive level of standard specification'. For instance, Infiniti claims its entry-level GT model has standard kit that places it more as a mid-spec model. Three engine variants will be available, all models are FWD and all feature a seven-speed dual clutch transmission...


2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne
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2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne

The 2017 Infiniti Q30 hatchback has been spied in local specification ahead of the model’s Australian launch next month. Spied by a switched-on CarAdvice reader, two of the the Infiniti Q30s (black and red) appear to be lower-spec models, with limited badging and more conservative front and rear bumpers, likely to be circa-$30,000 entry-level variants...


2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Infiniti Q30 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2016 Infiniti Q30 has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Helping the new hatchback to achieve top marks were the inclusion of both low- and high-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard across the range. James Goodwin, CEO of ANCAP, praised Infiniti for its high test score...


2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000
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2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000

The all-new 2017 Infiniti Q30 will go on sale in the third quarter of this year, and there’s a chance the brand will attack the small premium car class with a sub-$30,000 price tag to gain sales traction. Officially, Infiniti Australia says it’s “too soon to say” whether the starting price of the new Q30 small crossover hatchback will creep below the $30,000 mark...


Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class
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Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class

Crash safety testers impressed with Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Infiniti Q30 in 2015 Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has named the cars that impressed most in crash safety tests carried out through 2015...


Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16
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Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16

One of the most deeply personal aspects of buying a new car is choosing the colour. It's a reflection of who we are, and the considerations vary greatly from person to person. Be it the desire to make a fashion statement, an attempt to preserve re-sale value or even choosing which colours are least likely to be targeted by thieves, there's a lot to consider...


Small cars coming in 2016
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Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...


2016 Infiniti New Cars
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2016 Infiniti New Cars

Details of the new and updated Infiniti vehicles launching in Australia in 2016.   Q70 update – February The updated Infiniti Q70 has been a long time coming for the local division. Originally unveiled in April 2014, the refreshed large luxury sedan was initially due to reach our shores by the third quarter of 2015, but will now arrive at the beginning of 2016...


Infiniti Q30 revealed in Frankfurt, to be brand's top seller in Australia
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Infiniti Q30 revealed in Frankfurt, to be brand's top seller in Australia

Infiniti Australia expects the just unveiled Q30 crossover to become its best-selling model when it goes on sale locally in the second quarter of 2016. The Infiniti Q30 - which will be built in the UK - is powered by either a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (155kW/350Nm) or a 2.2-litre Mercedes-Benz sourced turbo-diesel engine (125kW/350Nm), both of which will be available in Australia...


Infiniti Q30 interior revealed ahead of Frankfurt motor show debut
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Infiniti Q30 interior revealed ahead of Frankfurt motor show debut

Infiniti has shown the first official interior images of the forthcoming Q30 crossover. To be revealed in full at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show in September, the Q30 will be Infiniti's first small car and is expected to be followed closely by the more SUV-like QX30. The single image details the driving position, and if it looks a little familiar, you would be right...


Infiniti Q30 revealed further ahead of Frankfurt motor show debut
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Infiniti Q30 revealed further ahead of Frankfurt motor show debut

As the Frankfurt motor show draws near, more and more carmakers are rolling out teasers to whet the appetite for a new model year. Key among them is the all-new 2016 Infiniti Q30, the Japanese luxury brand’s first compact offering. Revealed in a leaked image in July and then again when it was spied during filming just days later, the Q30 has few secrets left up its sleeve, but these official shots offer a fresh new angle on the unique crossover’s styling...


2016 Infiniti Q30 reveals its rump in new spy shot
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2016 Infiniti Q30 reveals its rump in new spy shot

Infiniti’s small new Q30 has been spied in another revealing moment this week, caught this time in the middle of promotional filming in Prague. This new shot, published by Czech website Auto, comes just days after a leaked press photo revealed the new “premium active compact” in its final production form for the first time...


Infiniti Q30 to be “game changer” for the brand
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Infiniti Q30 to be “game changer” for the brand

Infiniti Australia believes the launches of its new Q30 and QX30 in 2016 will be game changers for the brand both in terms of volume and brand awareness. Infiniti released an official image and initial details of the Q30 overnight, just hours after the same image leaked online. Dubbed a "Premium Active Compact" by Infiniti, the Q30 has a high-riding hatchback design similar to the jacked-up Citroen DS4...


Infiniti Australia to expand dealer network and focus on targeted marketing
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Infiniti Australia to expand dealer network and focus on targeted marketing

Infiniti Australia boss Jean-Philippe Roux says the Japanese luxury brand is set to further expand its dealer network and localise its marketing strategy ahead of a big product push in 2016. Next year will see the arrival of the new Infiniti Q30 small hatch and its QX30 crossover equivalent in addition to the Q60 coupe and updated QX70 SUV, marking the most significant year for Infiniti since its Australian launch in 2012...


Mercedes-Benz moots up to eight next-generation compact models
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Mercedes-Benz moots up to eight next-generation compact models

Mercedes-Benz has made a quantum shift over the past four years by rolling out five compact cars based on the same ‘MFA’ architecture — but the company says there's scope for even more iterations next time around...


2016 Infiniti Q30 revealed in new leaked shot
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2016 Infiniti Q30 revealed in new leaked shot

The new 2016 Infiniti Q30 hatch/crossover (hatchover? crosshatch?) may have been yanked onto the stage this week ahead of its official debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Spied testing in heavy camouflage last year, the high-riding Q30 was first revealed as a concept in late 2013...


2016 Infiniti QX70 S Design pricing and specifications: New special-edition SUV hits Australia
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2016 Infiniti QX70 S Design pricing and specifications: New special-edition SUV hits Australia

Infiniti has added a new special-edition model to its QX70 SUV range, introducing the new QX70 S Design flagship to its Australian line-up this week. Available in V6 petrol and diesel forms, the new special enters with drive-away pricing of $85,900 and $87,900 respectively. From October, pricing will revert to $88,900 and $90,900 before on-road costs...


2016 European Car of the Year award nominees announced
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2016 European Car of the Year award nominees announced

Forty new models have been announced as candidates for the 2016 European Car of the Year award, drawn from a list of 24 premium and volume-selling brands. A number of contenders for the 2016 award are still to be launched onto the European market, and some - such as the Renault Talisman, Infiniti Q30 and Tesla Model X - are yet to debut in their final production forms...


Infiniti Q30 teased ahead of 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed digital debut
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Infiniti Q30 teased ahead of 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed digital debut

The first ever Infiniti Q30 small luxury hatchback has been teased ahead of its 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed debut. However, it won't be fully revealed at the British spectacular - instead, Infiniti will have an installation known as the Q30 Inspiration box, that will highlight specific details on the car without giving the whole picture away...