Many elements of the Infiniti Q30’s cabin are drawn directly from the Mercedes-Benz parts bin, including the three-spoke steering wheel; the mirror, power seat, and window switches; the climate-control buttons; the automatic transmission shifter; and the two-binnacle instrument cluster with a digital trip computer sandwiched in the middle. Nonetheless, Infiniti has worked to make the interior of the new hatchback its own, with unique shaping for the dashboard and center stack, abundant chrome and wood trim, and supple contrast-stitched leather. Infiniti also says it has consciously raised the hip-point of the seats to give drivers a more commanding view out of the car.
Exterior teaser photos also provide more information on the design of the 2017 Infiniti Q30. With sweeping character lines, a kinked C-pillar, and a sloping roofline, the Q30 is a flashy car that brings many of Infiniti’s signature styling down to a smaller car. Under the hood, we expect the Infiniti Q30 will use the same 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and dual-clutch automatic transmission as offered in the Mercedes CLA and GLA.