INFINITI Q30 and QX30 get a makeover

A radical reduction in the number of variants, simplified names and lower prices are among a raft of changes and updates for the INFINITI Q30 and QX30 premium small cross-over models.

The Japanese luxury car maker has cut the INFINITI Q30 from five to two options – with an entry-grade Q30 PURE and an upper mid-spec Q30 SPORT now on sale. The previous QX30 range has been halved, with the single SPORT grade now the only one available.

Removed from the range 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 now carries the PURE badge and the Sport Premium changes to the SPORT.

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The QX30 2.0 litre Turbo GT Premium is now known simply as the QX30 SPORT. The realignment has also provided the opportunity to change pricing across the range, with some decent discounts on selected Q30 and QX30 grades.

The entry model INFINITI Q30 PURE price remains unchanged at $44,900 plus on road costs, while the mid-spec Q30 SPORT price – previously $52,900 plus on roads – has been reduced to $46,888 drive away.

The INFINITI QX30 has dropped from $56,900 plus on roads to a sharp $49,888 drive away. All models are now offered with a rear-view camera and Digital Radio (DAB) as standard.

Likewise, all variants now share a single power plant, a 2.0-litre 16-valve turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine boasting 155kW of power and maximum torque of 350Nm – giving a powerful, instant burst of acceleration.

Individual changes for the INFINITI Q30 PURE include a striking sport grille, sporty front and rear bumpers, black gloss mirror housings, body-coloured side sill extensions, and dark chrome dual exhaust pipes.

It also gets LED headlights, high beam assist, adaptive front lighting, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, heated fron seats, a multi-function D-shaped leather-accented steering wheel and Alcantara/leatherette upholstery throughout.

Stepping up to the well-appointed mid-spec Q30 SPORT adds intelligent cruise control with speed limiter, intelligent brake assist with distance control, blind sport warnings, front parking sensors, a 360-degree monitor, moving object detection and park assist.

It also comes with a 10 speaker Bose premium audio system, automatic dual-zone climate controls with rear passenger vents, driver and passenger side seat memory and leather-accented features.

In addition to the features on the Q30, the QX30 All-Wheel Drive SPORT adds newly designed 19-inch wheels, off-road comfort-tuned suspension, comfort seats with adjustable head restraints, and satin chrome plated inserts on the bumpers.

With the updates applied from today (December 3), the INFINITI Q30 and QX30 are available in eight stylish colours including, Magnetic Red, Ink Blue, Majestic White, Black, Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow, Blade Silver and Chestnut Bronze.

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