Infiniti 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.