Infiniti cuts prices on Q30/QX30
Infiniti is hoping cheaper prices will help attract new customers.
Nissan’s struggling luxury brand has sold just 153 examples of the Q30 and QX30 so far in 2018, according to the latest sales data, but it’s hoping a refreshed range will turn that around.
Infiniti has changed the model names, simplified the lineups and introduced drive-away pricing in a bid to make the compact crossovers more popular. The Q30 range has be cut from five models to two while the QX30 is now only available in a single trim line.
Infiniti has also addressed some key missing standard equipment, adding a reversing camera and digital radio across the range.
“We’ve listened to the customer and focused on enhancing the Infiniti Q30, the Infiniti QX30 and the Infiniti brand and based off this feedback, said Infiniti Cars Australia managing director, Guy Street.
“These cars deserve a higher market share, and we believe this range of changes give them every chance to succeed.”
The Q30 range starts at $44,900 plus on-road costs for the Pure model with the Q30 Sport now only $46,888 drive-away; down from $52,900 plus on-roads when it was previously known as the Q30 Premium.
The sole remaining QX30 is the former GT Premium model, now renamed QX30 Sport and priced from $49,888 drive-away down from $56,900 plus on-roads.
Both models remain powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, producing 155kW of power and 350Nm of torque.
Standard equipment across all models includes LED headlights, high beam assist, Adaptive Front-Lighting System, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.