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 later released the same image again, accompanied by new official details ahead of an official debut at September’s Frankfurt motor show.
With this new photo, we now have a first clear view of the Q30’s rear styling, again revealing the extent of the changes made since the new crossover first appeared as a concept nearly two years ago.
As expected, much of the Q30 concept’s styling has carried over to the production model, with a taller and more spacious glasshouse standing out as the key change.
This week’s photos also confirm that the Q30 will enter as more of a compact SUV crossover than a conventional hatch, although Infiniti describes its new small car as a “category-breaking vehicle developed for customers seeking urban individuality”.
Above: the Q30 in its original concept form.
The Q30 is expected to make its Australian debut around this time next year. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, the head of Infiniti’s local arm, Jean-Philippe Roux, said the company is in preparation mode.
“Q30 is a game changer for us, but it’s not a silver bullet that is going to change everything. It’s a good game changer in terms of volume and brand awareness… We are investing in the product, now it’s time for us to make it happen,” Roux said.