Infiniti has announced that three trim levels of the all-new QX30 compact crossover will be available when North American sales start in the middle of this year.
The raised version of the Q30 hatchback is the Japanese twin of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The company said in a statement the crossover range starts with the front-wheel-drive QX30. Next is the QX30S with a lower stance, a more aggressive front and rear fascia, cross-drilled front brake discs and 19-inch wheels with performance tires. At the top is the QX30 all-wheel drive, which has a slightly higher ride height and off-road-inspired front and rear valence panels.
All QX30s will be powered by Mercedes-Benz’s turbocharged, 2.0-liter, twin-cam, 16-valve, direct-injection inline-4 engine producing 208 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. This is mated to Mercedes-Benz’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The company also said sales in Mexico and Latin America will start in the second half of 2016.