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What will Q30 be?

  • Small lux CUV fighting GLA, Q3, X1

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  • Hot hatch against A3, 135, A-class

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Both

    Votes: 3 75.0%

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Whats the point of the Q30? What vehicles or segments was it designed to go up against? THinking about that I've come tot he conclusion I have no clue so i thought id pitch it to the forum and see what the community thinks.

Will Q30 be more of a smallish hatch designed to go up against the likes of the Audi A3, BMW 1-series and Mercedes A/CLA classes? It already will share bones with the two Mercedes, complete with powerplants. Where it gets interesting is Mercedes is also building a small SUV off the A/CLA platform dubbed the GLA.

So Q30 could also easily slot into a segment fighting the likes of Mercedes GLA, BMWs X1 and Audis yet to debut Q3.

The third option is the Q30 is designed for BOTH segments in an attempt to steal sales from the small crew of lux CUVs available and from the hot hatch scene. The biggest risk with a strategy like that is the Q30 ends up satisfying neither of the segments it desperately needs.

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It kind of fits between a crossover and a sedan. It could compete with both. It gets kind of confusing. Without knowing the price its hard to say for sure.
 

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It kind of fits between a crossover and a sedan. It could compete with both. It gets kind of confusing. Without knowing the price its hard to say for sure.
Forget price for a second and look at it purely from the perspective of form and function based on Q30's size and platform.
 

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We aren't entirely sure what the size is.

We also don't know what engine will be in it.

Because the ride height is adjustable. It could very well be a regular sedan and a crossover at the same time.

Which competes with both markets. But without a price I'm not sure what to compare it to.
 

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Do you think that competing in both segments is going to be a positive for the Q30, or is it going to make it less appealing to people who are looking to buy in one segment or the other?

By trying to appeal to too large an array of customers, it could end up appealing to far less customers.
 

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I think it'll be interesting since it's kind of a first from what I know.

I'm excited for it either way. I feel like its a step up from the EX35.

But not sure how it will be priced.
 

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Maybe the Q30 competing in two segments will just cause all of the other companies to create vehicles like it thereby creating another new segment. Mark my words, in 6-8 years there will be other cars that are between segments like the Q30.
 

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So pretty much the Infiniti Q30 is making a new class of its own. I find it weird first of to present a car to compete in both classes but does it make any sense to have something in between?
 

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With little info about the price and size it will be hard to tell just exactly who the competitors will be for the Q30.
 
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