The 2018 Infiniti QX30 which is among the new contenders entering this segment gets a makeover for 2018. The changes are minimal and the pricing has been done competitively.
2018 Infiniti QX30 – Design
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 does not look any different from the existing version. The signature grille and curvy liens over the body are prominent and the Led headlamps look sleek. There are six trims- base, Luxury, Sport, Premium, Premium AWD and Luxury AWD. Step inside the cabin and you will find touches of luxury in abundance. The seats are done in white Nappa leather with red stitching that looks pretty elegant. The cabin material quality is almost on par with iconic German rivals. Dashboard layout looks less formal, as it is. Cargo space is average for this category.
In terms of safety and entertainment features, the 2018 QX30 delivers a solid punch but base model lacks many desired features.
In base trim you get 18-inch -alloy wheels, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Auto-dimming heated outside mirrors, Remote keyless entry, Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control, LED interior ambient lighting, carpeted floor mats, 6-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, Satellite Radio and INFINITI InTouch infotainment setup with a 7-inch display unit. Safety features include RearView Monitor, Cruise control, Advanced Air Bag System, Anti-lock Braking System, Traction Control System, and TPMS.
In Luxury trim, you get Nappa leather-appointed seats, Heated front seats, Gloss black lacquer interior accent etc. Hence, the Premium trim adds Bose premium audio system, Rain sensing windshield wipers, Panoramic Moonroof, Universal Garage Door Opener, Aluminum kick plates, LED front fog lamps, Roof Rails. INFINITI Vehicle Immobilizer System, It can be loaded with LED package, Navigation, Dark wood, and Technology Package.
In sport trim, you get 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel with gun metallic texture, sport seats, Around View® Monitor, and also parking sensor etc. Optional are automatic-on/off LED headlights, LED interior ambient lighting, footwell lamps, heated front seats, INFINITI InTouch Apps, blind spot warning, lane departure warning.
However, the buyers of 2018 QX30 can customize the car with many optional packages that obviously add to the price. Not all packages are available for all trims, as it is. In Technology Package you get advanced features like Intelligent cruise control, high beam Assist, intelligent park assist and a host of safety features. Gallery white Theme package brings white Nappa leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels along with red accents, satin silver mirror cap, and also white leatherette console. In café teak theme package you get a Genuine wood trim, graphite contrast stitching on a dashboard, brown Nappa leather seats.
2018 Infiniti QX30 – Engine
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which makes 208 hp. This is paired with a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. The car is fun to drive in the city but it will show the deficit in performance when it sir loaded and you take it for long highway drives.
2018 Infiniti QX30 – Price and Availability
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 pricing begins at approx $30,000. It is now available for sale.
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is a reasonably nice luxury compact crossover that comes with little changes compared to its predecessor. The exterior styling is unique and it looks like a coupe and hatchback at the same time. Luxury features are aplenty but they are not present or available in lower trims. While the pricing is spot on, single powertrain may not go down well with some buyers. However, given its competitive pricing. The 2018 QX30 stacks up well against segment rivals like Audi Q3 and BMW X1.