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Infiniti Q30 concept (2013) at Frankfurt motor show

Published: 27 August 2013 Updated: 26 January 2015

We’ve seen the design sketch of the new Infiniti Q30, and now here’s the first picture of the idea made real: it’s the Q30 concept car that’ll attend the Frankfurt motor show in September.

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Infiniti Q30 concept: what’s the story?

Infiniti is busting three niches in one with the Q30: we’re told the car’s body is a fusion ‘merging the dynamic design and sportiness of a coupe, the roominess of a hatch and the higher stance of a crossover’.

Design cues such as the acutely kinked C-pillar and strong styling lines along the doors have been carried over from the Etherea concept car first unveiled in 2011.

The new Infiniti hatchback will be based on the Mercedes A-class platform and built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant from 2015. For more on Infiniti’s new 1-series rival, click here.

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By Ollie Kew

Former road tester and staff writer of this parish