The Geneva Motor Show is known for debuting some of the finest automobiles in the world as well as next year’s models. From exotics, such as the Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Porsche, to concept cars… dreamers and buyers alike salivate over the sleek designs and powerful engines with ne’er a thought about auto insurance.
And, for Infiniti, the 2015 event has been busier than normal as it presented two concept vehicles. The luxury arm of Nissan, offered a sneak peek of what’s to come from the company in the near future with the debut of the new QX30 compact crossover and the Q60 sports coupe, which is expected to be the first of the two vehicles to hit the production line.
The 2016 Q60 coupe, based on Infiniti’s existing Q50 sedan, will compete with other two-door sports coupes like the BMW 4 Series, Cadillac ATS coupe, Lexus RC, and Audi A5.
As for power, the current plan is for a new 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 that the company will roll out in some of its other models in the next couple of years. However, horsepower rating has yet to be announced, but word is the engine will have to put out at least 300 horsepower to compete with its rivals.
Looking to jump head-first into the ultra-hot compact field that every other luxury brand is drooling over, Infiniti showed off the QX30 crossover concept. There may be some catching up to do as Lincoln, Audi, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have released new models to capitalize on the growth within this popular segment.
The QX30 is specifically styled to attract Gen X and Gen Y shoppers, who are expected to make up 80% of the segment by the end of the decade. While the demand for the smaller, crossover will be fueled primarily by young couples buying their first luxury vehicle, Infiniti hopes it will also appeal to empty nesters downsizing.
Pricing for the Q60 should be $40,000 to $50,000, which falls into the range of the competition. Meanwhile, the price tag on the QX30 is currently unknown, but if Infiniti uses the average cost of the luxury compact crossover on the market, it should be at least $30,000.
Based on the recent Q30 four-door hatchback that goes into production later this year, the QX30 will enter the building stage in 2016. As with the Q60, Infiniti hasn’t released information on what will power the QX30 and the Q30, but it will most likely use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine sourced from Mercedes.
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