All-new Infiniti QX30: Capable Inside And Out

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The all-new INFINITI QX30 is going places. Created for a new generation of premium buyers who appreciate category-defying design inside and out, INFINITI QX30 is impressing everyone with its purposeful appearance that makes a bold visual statement.

In addition to its striking appearance, the INFINITI QX30 offers confidence-inspiring handling and an available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. As a result, the QX30 is ideal to take on urban, suburban and winding roads in all driving conditions. With powerful and elegant design cues that guided the original QX30 concept, the car’s highly sculpted exterior, unique crossover stance and asymmetric cabin design exemplify INFINITI’s design-led approach to product development.

Stunningly original, undeniably Infiniti Holding a unique position in the segment, INFINITI QX30 is bridging the gap between premium compact rivals and larger crossover models. Its crossover-style versatility extends from unique design appeal and a wide range of comfort, convenience, safety and dynamic features, including Intelligent All-wheel Drive. Its elevated ride height over the Q30 and high-stability
drivetrain will give confidence to drivers.

This more purposeful, crossover-inspired execution has been achieved without the INFINITI QX30 losing the premium look and feel that buyers expect of a car in this segment. It maintains its urban appeal, premium fit and finish and seamless integration of INFINITI’s highly expressive design – requisite elements required for the car to succeed in the premium arena.

With a combination of a low-slung roof-line, elevated stance and crossover appearance creates a striking visual impact. The versatile stance endows the QX30 with a ‘go-anywhere’ attitude, ready to take on all driving conditions – without compromising the high quality finish that buyers associate with premium rivals.

The lines of the QX30 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.

INFINITI’s signature C-pillar design forges a dynamic crescent shape that emphasises motion, even when stationary.

An overall height of 1,530mm (with standard roof rails) helps improve forward visibility over its rivals, 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 newly-designed front and rear bumpers and grained side sills for a rugged look, as well as bodywork finished with satin chrome-plated inserts for a premium and high quality metallic finish.

Refinement and comfort guaranteed

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The bold approach INFINITI has taken to design continues inside the QX30, which challenges traditional standards of symmetry with its expressive, modern and dynamic interior. The asymmetric surfaces feature wave shapes and dynamic lines that twist apart and flow away from the driver.

These give an ‘in-motion’ feel when natural light moves over the highly sculpted lines and contrasting materials in the cabin. This ‘dissymmetry’ creates a more pleasant environment in which to spend time. The most premium materials and processes available have been selected by INFINITI designers in order to create a modern-looking and luxurious cabin.

A custom-designed QX30 trim delivers a personalised, self-expressive interior design. The standard interior is finished in high quality black cloth, while optional black or beige leather delivers an even more premium finish. Refinement and comfort is also a core appeal of the QX30’s interior.

Comfort is guaranteed thanks to an advanced seat design, which makes use of INFINITI’s advanced ‘spinal support’ research. The seat backs have been carefully engineered to match the curvature of the spine, providing consistent spinal support by more equally distributing load across the seat to minimise pressure on back muscles. Meanwhile, a wider fitting shape and soft seat cushion also provides enhanced support. Internal testing carried out by INFINITI engineers showed that the QX30 seat provides greater levels of support and comfort than rivals, reducing driver fatigue on longer journeys.

The QX30’s supreme interior quietness adds to cabin comfort, with some of the lowest noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels in the premium compact segment. The extensive application of sound-absorbent materials reduces the intrusion of wind, road and unwanted engine noise into the cabin. Quietness in the cabin is further aided by Active Noise Cancellation, which emits sound waves from the door speakers to negate any instances of booming noise.

In addition, closed sections of the high-rigidity body structure protect the QX30 from any negative noise and vibration generated by broken or inconsistent road surfaces.

The result is an incredibly quiet and refined platform, allowing INFINITI engineers to isolate and emphasise the more pleasant and enriching tones of the QX30’s engines under acceleration, without disturbing the calm of the cabin.

Dynamic driving experience

The QX30 is engineered to deliver a confidence-inspiring, dynamic driving experience, aided by Intelligent All-wheel Drive.

Development of the QX30 started at the brand’s technical centre in Japan, before moving to Europe for final validation and testing. In total, over 750 INFINITI engineers in Japan and Europe were involved in the development and testing of the Q30 and the QX30 in a wide variety of roads and environments.

Compared to Q30, the QX30’s chassis has been adapted with its own unique settings for a comfortable ride and confident handling in spite of its elevated ride height and ground clearance. Development teams responsible for QX30’s ride and handling worked hard to ensure the car’s dynamic characteristics met with buyers’ expectations of a vehicle that has been engineered to bridge the gap between compacts and crossovers.

Its springs and rear anti- roll bar are stiffer, continuing the engineers’ efforts to ensure a flat ride. While the slightly firmer suspension helps to counteract the dynamic effects of a higher centre of gravity, the modifications to the chassis enable QX30 to remain comfortable at all speeds and over a variety of road surfaces.

The QX30 comes equipped with an Intelligent All-wheel Drive system. The drivetrain is able to send up to 50 per cent 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.

Combined with the elevated ground clearance, the QX30’s drivetrain is engineered to deal with all conditions. Another standard feature is the availability of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system. The dual-clutch intelligently pre-selects gears so the next shift is always ready to go, while manual mode lets the driver control gear changes when desired.

Delivering seamless acceleration at any speed and in any gear, the application of torque is almost uninterrupted during gear changes, reducing lurching while in motion and between shifts.

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Intuitive technologies

The QX30 will be among the safest cars in its class owing to a range of active safety and hazard avoidance technologies that enhance the driving experience and provide maximum safety to all occupants. An Around View Monitor with moving object detection and automatic parking assistance makes the QX30 the easiest car to park in its segment.

A special metal plating method allows the radar waves of the Intelligent Cruise Control to pass through the INFINITI badge without disrupting the QX30’s striking appearance with unseemly radar units.

INFINITI’s trademark InTouch infotainment system, first introduced on the pioneering Q50, has been evolved and upgraded for the QX30 for a highly intuitive finger touch and swipe control through a seven-inch touch-screen HMI (human machine interface). INFINITI Voice Recognition interacts with the InTouch infotainment system to control audio and navigation commands.

Safety and security

ABS+ Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) with adaptive Brake Assist (BA), Infiniti Vehicle Dynamic Control Advanced (VDC), Hill start Assist (HAC), Dual stage front airbags for driver and front passenger with crew detection, Front Side air bags and curtain airbags with crew detection and driver knee airbag, Autodimming rear view mirror, Infiniti engine Immobilizer and anti-theft alarm, Reminder for all seat belts, ISOFIX and top tether seat mounting points in the rear seats, TPMS (Tyre pressure monitoring system), Independent detection type, Forward Collision Avoidance with Emergency braking, Lane departure warning, Adaptive brake assist and Automatic speed limiter, adaptive Cruise control, Blind spot assist, INFINITI Intelligent Key with Push button engine start, Around view monitor, Front and Rear parking sensor with Active park assist.

Interior

Leather steering wheel, Front armrest with cupholder and storage compartment, Rear armrest with cupholder and load-through, 2x 12V power outlet in centre and rear console, Electronically assisted steering, Manual adjustment for steering column, Heated front seats, Powered front seats with memory, 8-way, Powered lumbar support, front seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, Dual-zone automatic air conditioning with climate control, Rear air conditioning vents, Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, AM/FM radio, single in-dash CD/ DVD player, BOSE® Premium system with 10 speakers, USB connectivity and Bluetooth, Cloth seats (in QX30 2.0T Luxe), Idling stop system with cancel switch (in QX30 2.0T Luxe), INFINITI InTouch Navigation with LCD 7-inch colour VGA, voice command and Traffic sign recognition (in QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory Cafe teak and QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory), MapCare programme, providing the customer with map updates in the first three years of ownership (in QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory Cafe teak and QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory), SD card slot (in QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory Cafe teak and QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory, Chocolate brown Nappa leather seats with black contrast stitching(QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory Cafe teak), Dark wood accents and black suede headliner (QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory Cafe teak), Enhanced LED interior ambient lighting (QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory Cafe teak) and Nappa leather seats (QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory).

Exterior

19-inch alloy wheels dark metallic paint with machined surface and black colour accents, Satin silver door mirrors with LED turning signal (in QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory Cafe teak), Door mirrors in Black with LED turning signal (in QX30 2.0T Luxe Sensory and QX30 2.0T Luxe) Electrically folding, auto-dimming exterior mirrors with puddle lamps, heated with memory, LED headlights with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), LED Daytime Running Light, LED fog lights (front and rear), LED rear lights, Fixed glass-roof with electric sunshade and Roof rails.

Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (SBA) is largely committed to supporting INFINITI Oman’s growth in the Sultanate through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman. With a national network of more than 40 showrooms, service centres and parts outlets, SBA has further built upon its legacy of trust, excellent customer service and providing value for money to each of its customers.


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