2017 Infiniti Q30 Introduced (First Photo)

Judging by the very first photo released by the automaker, the 2017 Infiniti Q30 is going to be an attractive hatchback that borrowed some of the charm from its utility siblings. The world premiere of the 2017 Infiniti Q30 will be held at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

The Infiniti Q30 Premium Active Compact will be unveiled in Frankfurt where the automaker introduced the Infiniti Q30 Concept two years ago. As expected, the new Q30 is coming with distinctive Infiniti design language that brings lots of curves and pleats.

2017 Infiniti Q30 Exterior

2017 Infiniti Q30 Appearance: Something New

But it’s obvious that the most noticeable aesthetic feature of the hatchback is going to be its stylistic proximity to the crossover palette. Slightly higher ground clearance and pronounced athletic stance will make the 2017 Q30 a really unconventional hatchback once they launch it in the U.S.

The automaker’s intention was to create a vehicle that’s going to blend all the upsides of three body types. This way, the 2017 Infiniti Q30 is a compact hatchback with CUV style and it’s also slightly coupe-ish.

“Design is a key pillar of the Infiniti brand, and the new Q30 Active Compact perfectly embodies this approach,” said Infiniti president Roland Krueger. “The Q30 Active Compact delivers the distinctive design, the driving dynamics and the individuality that our customers expect of an Infiniti vehicle. With our first ever entry in the compact car segment, we continue the product offensive and provide additional options for our discerning customers.”

Platform, Engines and Transmission

The 2017 Infiniti Q30 is built on the Mercedes-Benz MFA platform. Therefore, the hatchback is going to have standard front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive will be available as an option. As for the powertrain, the all-new Q30 is expected to get a couple of four-cylinder mills mated with a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

The Infiniti Q30 Premium Active Compact will be manufactured in the UK, where the QX30 will be built, too.

2017 Infiniti Q30 Release Date

The U.S.-spec 2017 Infiniti Q30 will be released sometime during 2016.

Photos: Infiniti

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