Infiniti recognized the QX30 as a “failed product” and decided to replace it with its own model

Infiniti recognized the QX30 as a “failed product” and decided to replace it with its own model

January 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The successor will be built on its own brand platform.

Infiniti called the crossover QX30, developed in collaboration with Mercedes, “not a very good product.” The manufacturer plans to replace it with its own model. This was announced in an interview with the Motor Authority by the new president of the brand, Christian Meunier, who took office in early January of this year.

Last year, the company sold 8101 copies of the QX30 crossover on the American market, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA, on the basis of which Infiniti was built, sold over 24,000 vehicles. According to Meunier, the manufacturer intends to continue selling the model for the time being, but is already preparing a replacement for it.

According to the top manager, the QX30 successor will be built on its own Infiniti platform and will be equipped with engines with variable compression ratio. Now the engine with this technology is installed on the QX50 crossover: this is a two-liter four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 249 forces, paired with a variator. The volume of the new unit for replacing the QX30 is not specified yet. It will probably be less than the QX50.