Charming and fun to drive, the Infiniti QX30 is a compact luxury crossover SUV which stands out from the other models of its class for its great handling, sleek interior, and relatively affordable price. This model shares the architecture, engine, and gearbox with the Mercedes-Benz GLS but compared to this model, the GLS is cheaper and it has a more refined interior. The 2018 model year has entered the market mostly unchanged since it has been fully revised a year before. However, the newest version of this model is on its way and we are talking about the 2019 Infiniti QX30.
The Infiniti QX30 is available in three trim levels which include the base, Premium, Luxury and Sport trim levels. They are all fitted with one single engine under its hood. The cabin is generally a cozy place with premium materials although it might feel a bit tight. So, if you need more space but the vehicle of the similar size, then the BMW X1 or Lincoln MKC might be better options.
Like we have previously said, the 2018 model year has arrived with no changes; and we assume that it will be the same with the upcoming 2019 QX30.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Infiniti QX30
The 2019 Infiniti QX30 will use the same engine as the current model and there is one engine option available in all trim levels. It is a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine. This engine is capable of making 208 horses and the torque of 258 lb-ft. It works with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Furthermore, it will be available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. With front wheel-drive, this engine gets 24/33 mpg. With all-wheel drive, it is estimated to be 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Infiniti QX30 will definitively draw attention for its bold and modern design with swoopy roofline, sharp lines, and a bit aggressive appearance. Depending on a trim level, the QX30 will ride on 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. The front end wears the well-known Infiniti’s grille and angular headlamps which can be fitted with LED lighting in all trims. Furthermore, the Sport trim level will get a more aggressive design of both front and rear fascias and will ride on larger wheels.
Inside, the 2019 Infiniti QX30 is well-organized, luxurious and nicely finished. It is cozy, especially for the front-seat passengers but the rear occupants will find it a bit tight. The two passengers can be placed just fine on the rear, but it is almost impossible to place the third one. The cargo space is just average for a vehicle of this size with the space of 19.2 cubic feet.
The dashboard features a 7.0-inch touchscreen with the infotainment system. Moreover, the standard features will include dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, fabric upholstery, 8-way adjusted front seats, a rearview camera and seven airbags.
The Luxury trim will add Nappa leather, power-adjustable front seats and synthetic leather trim on the dash. The Premium will come with a panoramic moonroof, Bose audio system, automatic windshield wipers etc. The QX30 Sport will include a surround-view camera system, lower sports suspension and so on.
Release date and price
The 2019 Infiniti QX30 should appear sometime during this year. The pricing should stay close to the current model which is around $31,000.