We’ve been talking about for quite a while now, but the luxury brand’s new urban crossover will finally arrive on the Canadian market in the summer of 2016.
Three trim levels have just been officially announced for the 2017 Infiniti QX30. They will all be equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, connected to a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated transmission.
The base QX30 will include a front-wheel drivetrain, making it the first Infiniti utility vehicle to not offer all-wheel drive as standard equipment. In markets outside Canada and the United States, this version is actually the five-door Q30 that has also been making the auto show rounds for the past year.
The QX30S, also a front-driver, is the sporty variant of the trio, with a lower stance, 19-inch wheels, performance tires, cross-drilled front brake discs and unique front and rear fascias. As its name suggests, the QX30 AWD will offer all-weather capability, a higher ride height and some cosmetic add-ons for a more rugged appearance.
Pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but should start at just over $30,000. In addition to the arrival of the QX30, the 2016 Infiniti Q50 also received new powertrain options, the 2016 Infiniti QX60 got a light makeover, and the redesigned 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe will make its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.