Infiniti Qx30

 infiniti qx30

QX30 DIESEL ESTATE - 2.2d Luxe 5dr DCT



BEST PRICE

£28,141 

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In QX30 guise, Infiniti's smallest model get's an added dose of lifestyle, this raised, rugged-ised variant aiming to interest family Crossover buyers looking for a premium option. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
QX30 DIESEL ESTATE
2.2d Luxe 5dr DCT
DIESEL
£28,141.00
QX30 DIESEL ESTATE
2.2d Luxe 5dr DCT [Glass Pack]
DIESEL
£28,861.00
QX30 DIESEL ESTATE
2.2d Luxe 5dr DCT [Sensory Pack]
DIESEL
£30,741.00
QX30 DIESEL ESTATE
2.2d Luxe Tech 5dr DCT
DIESEL
£33,991.00
QX30 DIESEL ESTATE
2.2d Luxe Tech 5dr DCT [Glass Pack]
DIESEL
£34,711.00

Ten Second Review

If you like the idea of Infiniti's compact Q30 five-door hatchback but want something with a little more lifestyle attitude, then the QX30 could suit. It competes with cars like Volvo's V40 Cross Country, the DS4 Crossback and the Mercedes-Benz GLA it's based upon and, despite its brand's Far Eastern roots, is built at Nissan's plant in Sunderland.

Background

Infiniti is trying hard to build its brand in Europe and to do that, needs a wider model range. In order to do that, the marque borrowed the underpinnings and many other parts from Mercedes' A-Class premium hatch model to create the Q30 range, launched late in 2015. It also though, needs to be represented in the fast-growing Qashqai-class family Crossover segment. In time, the brand will doubtless have a purpose-designed model to suit this type of buyer but for the time being, the company has re-packaged the Q30 to try and tempt this kind of buyer. Hence this QX30, with its higher ride height, stiffer springing, wider wheelarches and roof rails. It's the kind of package that allowed Volvo to change its V40 into the 'V40 Cross Country' and that allowed DS to create the 'DS4 Crossback' from their DS4. Does it work here?

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
128
CO2 (g/km)
143
CO2 (g/km)
155
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
69.3
CO
0.002
NOx
0.54
HC+NOx
0.79
Particles
0.002
Engine and Drive Train
Engine Code
OM651
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TURBO INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
16.2:1
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
7 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
99
CC
2143
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
47.1
EC Urban (mpg)
43.5
EC Urban (mpg)
40.9
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
65.6
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
58.9
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
53.3
EC Combined (mpg)
57.6
EC Combined (mpg)
52.3
EC Combined (mpg)
47.9
General
Coin Series
Luxe
Coin Description
d
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
60000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Service Interval Mileage
15500
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Badge Power
170
Badge Engine CC
2.2
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
21E
Safety Concerns?
False
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
35.7
Engine Power - BHP
170
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Engine Power - KW
125
Engine Power - RPM
3400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
258
Engine Torque - NM
350
Engine Torque - RPM
1400
0 to 62 mph (secs)
8.3
Top Speed
133
Tyres
Tyre Size Rear
235/50 R18
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Tyre Size Front
235/50 R18
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
5 DOUBLE SPOKE
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2083
Height
1515
Height (including roof rails)
1530
Length
4425
Width
1815
Wheelbase
2700
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1526
Gross Vehicle Weight
2075
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
56
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
549
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
430
No. of Seats
5
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1223
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.4
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Driving Experience

Unlike its Q30 stablemate, this QX30 is being offered in only one mechanical guise - a 2.2-litre diesel matched to all-wheel drive and a 7-speed auto gearbox. Handling is likely to be safe, predictable and not a great deal different to the Mercedes GLA this model is based upon. Like that car, there's the expected MacPherson strut front suspension as seen in the vast majority of front wheel drive vehicles. At the rear is a sophisticated independent multi-link set-up as you'd hope from an upmarket car. The suspension's firmer on this model, but Infiniti claims that modifications made to the chassis have compensated for this and kept ride comfort as supple as it is in the Q30. The intelligent all-wheel drive system is able to send up to 50% of the engine's power and torque to the rear axle to maintain traction on slippery surfaces and in inclement weather, enhancing a feeling of control and confidence when driving. For example, if a wheel slip is detected by sensors, braking is applied to the slipping wheel, while torque is sent to the gripping wheel for additional stability. This, along with the elevated ground clearance, means that the QX30 should be capable of dealing with the odd rutted track. Don't expect to set about the Serengeti though.

Design and Build

Though this QX30 is clearly based on its Q30 stablemate, its elevated stance and Crossover styling cues give it a more striking visual impact. The QX30 stands 30mm higher than the Q30, with satin chrome roof rails fitted as standard. And its wheel arch cladding is 5mm wider than that on the Q30, adding to the premium active crossover's purposeful appearance. An overall height of 1,530mm helps improve forward visibility, aided by a slim A-pillar design, while the elevated ride allows for a higher hip point (1,324mm), improving ease of ingress and egress. Other exterior details include re-designed front and rear bumpers and grained side sills for the required rugged look, as well as bodywork finished with satin chrome-plated inserts. The double-arch grille with three-dimensional mesh has been developed from its application on the Q30, drawing a flowing, fluid link to the headlamps for a more organic shape. Otherwise, the aesthetics are much as they are with the Q30, characterised by dramatic curves and turbulent, sculpted character lines. These flow up the double-wave bonnet, over the fenders, across the body line and into the strong shoulders of the car. The overall effect is designed to look stretched over bone and muscle, rather than the straight, 'mechanical' lines seen on rival models. Boot space is a reasonable 368-litres.
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