INFINITI QX30 SPORT
It’s a Mercedes, it’s a hatchback; no, it’s the Infiniti QX30 Sport crossover vehicle! There’s no coincidence that the new Infiniti QX30 Sport could be mistaken for its Mercedes-like design; we are merely witnessing the fruits of a flourishing partnership between Infiniti’s parent companies, Renault-Nissan and Mercedes Benz’s parent company, Daimler AG.
Closely resembling Mercedes-Benz GLA Class crossover, the QX30 shares the same DNA – engine, transmission, chassis and some interior pieces but with an Infiniti twist – performance. Powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine manufacturing 208 horsepower and 258 pound-ft torque to the front wheels with a 7-speed automatic dual clutch transmission; yep, you’re in an Infiniti. The sport model coming 15mm lower to the earth featuring 19″ aluminium alloy wheels and cross drilled front brake rotors which provide the car with stop-and-go agility from approaching a corner at high speeds to quickly braking in traffic.
The cabin complements the sporty soul of this crossover vehicle with Mercedes influenced in-dash system and transmission/shift control staying true to the Infiniti marquee. The seat controls, AC controls, key fob and the TFT information screen between the gages on the cluster are all Mercedes Benz. However, Infiniti went a step further with race-inspired zero gravity seats, reducing fatigue by up to 30% by evenly distributing the driver’s body weight, centering all passengers while accelerating through corners.
At $43,735.00, the Infiniti QX30 Sport marks its territory as one of the most nimble and well-appointed vehicles within its market segment. The perfect luxury entry-level SUV for a millennial dwelling in a metropolis with friends and perhaps a toddler in tow.