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Infiniti Q30 and QX30 receive model range makeover

By Cameron Kirby, 03 Dec 2018 News

Infiniti Q30 and QX30 receive model range makeover

The luxury small hatch and crossover line-ups have been heavily revised following a mid-life update

INFINITI has refreshed the Q30 and QX30 ranges by heavily culling the available variants, and adding more standard equipment in a bid to raise its popularity.

The Q30 range has been culled from five variants to just two, an entry-level ‘Pure’, and mid-spec ‘Sport’. Meanwhile, the QX30 range has been cut in half, leaving just a single ‘Sport’ variant.

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Gone after the revision are the Q30 1.6-litre Turbo GT, the QX30 2.0-litre Turbo GT and all diesel options, while the Q30 2.0 litre Turbo Sport has become the Pure and the Sport Premium is now simply called the Sport.

What was previously the QX30 2.0-litre Turbo GT Premium is now called the QX30 Sport, and is the sole high-riding model on offer.

Along with the model name changes, Infiniti has adjusted pricing for select Q30 and QX30 models, and will offer a limited driveaway pricing deal.

While the entry-level Q30 Pure price remains unchanged at $44,900 plus on roads, the Q30 Sport wears a $52,900 sticker price as standard. However, for a limited time the more heavily equipped Q30 is available at $46,888 driveaway. The QX30 Sport will have a $56,900 plus on-roads price as standard, with a $49,888 driveway price for a limited time.

All variants share the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with 155kW and 350Nm.

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Entry-level Pure models are fitted with LED headlights, high beam assist, an adaptive front-lighting system, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and a the new-to-the-range reversing camera as standard. Inside the cabin there is DAB digital radio, heated front seats, a leather-accented steering wheel and Alcantara/leatherette upholstery.

Stepping up to the Q30 Sport adds active cruise control, intelligent brake assist, blind spot warning, front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, and park assist as standard. Inside the Sport gains a 10-speaker Bose sound system, automatic dual-zone climate controls with rear passenger vents, driver and passenger side seat memory and leather-accented features.

The QX30 Sport differs to the Q30 models thanks to its high-riding suspension, 19-inch wheels, all-wheel drive, and satin chrome plated inserts on the front and rear bumpers and satin chrome roof rails.

Updated Q30 and QX30 models are available now.