Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Al Masaood Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Infiniti in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has unveiled the all-new Infiniti Q30 – a new type of premium vehicle for a new type of consumer.
Representing Infiniti’s first entry into the fast-growing premium compact segment, the Q30 will play an important role in continuing to drive the growth of the brand in Abu Dhabi and across the UAE.
First unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show last year, the latest Infiniti model will continue to deliver the brand’s premium experience to a new segment of customer, and reinforce its strong position in Abu Dhabi’s automotive market.
According to Humayun Alam, General Manager – Sales at Al Masaood Automobiles, the Q30 will be particularly embraced by younger motorists in the capital, who are on a look-out for the latest luxury models.
“The unveiling of the much-anticipated Infiniti Q30 marks a significant milestone for Infiniti,” said Humayun Alam, General Manager – Sales, Al Masaood Automobiles. “With a strong performance in other markets globally, we are confident that the introduction of this vehicle will further help to drive the growth of the Infiniti brand here in Abu Dhabi. The premium segment in the UAE is well positioned for growth this year and in 2017, and this new vehicle represents an exciting step in our business journey. As Q30 makes its entry to the Infiniti line-up, we expect it to be particularly popular with the younger motorists in the capital, who are looking to be different, stylish and up to date with the latest technology.”
The all-new Q30 represents a new design direction for Infiniti, as it takes Infiniti’s signature design cues and evolves them into new dynamic shapes.
An important, differentiating characteristic of the Q30’s design is its combination of elevated stance with an overall height that is comparable with models in the traditional compact segment. The Q30’s height (1,495mm) allows for a higher hip point (531mm), which aids ingress and egress. The Q30 Sport stands a little lower (1,475mm), accentuating the distinctive, coupe-like silhouette, which is emphasized by a shallow side glass area, while also providing for agile ride and handling.
Driving performance will also be differentiated, thanks to individual suspensions settings and distinctive ride and handling characteristics – offering premium compact buyers a choice that is specific to their personal needs and preferences.
A first for Infiniti and this category, the Intelligent Parking Assist is designed to work in the three most common parking situations, tight parallel parking, 90 degree backing-in and heading –in parking. Using 12 sensors in the front and rear, the system automatically steers the vehicle into place with the additional help of audio and visual warnings whilst the driver controls the brake and accelerator.
The Infiniti Q30 is available with 1.6L or 2.0L Turbo variants in a 2WD configuration. The 2.0L Turbo will also be offered with an optional AWD drivetrain. The 2.0L Turbo engine delivers 208hp and 350Nm torque. When equipped with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the highest-performing engine in the range is capable of powering the Infiniti Q30 from 0-to-100kph in 7.3 seconds.