Infiniti Q30 interiorInfiniti has released first images of its new Q30 premium compact hatchback’s interior ahead of the car’s public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Clearly showing its Mercedes-Benz A-Class roots through details such as the instruments and switchgear, Infiniti has nevertheless created a bespoke look – and used the “highest quality materials and processes” to construct it.

A new feature is Dinamica suede-style material for the roof and pillars: sourced from Italy, Infiniti says it’s a trim taken from the so-called high-fashion industry.

Unlike the A-Class, Infiniti has integrated the infotainment screen into the dashboard, and air vents are a more conventional design rather than the Merc’s jet-style metal roundels.

“Q30’s sculpted exterior and asymmetric cabin design are unmistakably Infiniti,” says Infiniti president Roland Krueger. “With the Q30, we are entering a new segment for Infiniti and broadening the offer to our customers.

“This vehicle is a vital part of our strategy to be a top tier global manufacturer of premium cars.”

The Sunderland, UK-built Infiniti Q30 will be revealed at 10:15am CET on September 15th; it will go on sale in early 2016.