The new 2017 Infiniti QX30 is too straightforward for its complex situation. It’s an Infiniti and a Mercedes, a hatchback and a crossover. There are three different options with only a few inches of ride height between them. It’s aimed at a younger buyer who wants luxury things at affordable prices, and has considered having a life beyond the city on the weekends, but has never committed to actually doing it.
At least, that’s the theory. In practice, Infiniti is delivering exactly what upwardly mobile Millennials—and other people—are buying in droves right now, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t work.
(Full Disclosure: Infiniti needed to help clarify its confusing new entry-level crossover so bad they flew me out to Seattle for two beautiful sunny days to drive the middle- and top-level trims of the all-new QX30. Lodging, food and flights were provided.)
You may recognize the QX30, and that’s probably because we drove the European Q30 hatchback version of it back in November. Back then, America was to get the Q30 hatchback along with a lifted crossover version called the QX30.