2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

2017 Infiniti QX30

LOS ANGELES -- In the wake of the unveiling of the Q30 hatchback and on the eve of the 2015 LA Auto Show, Infiniti preps to reveal its new QX30 compact crossover.

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The boxes that obscured the crossover literally took flight to reveal the waiting QX30.

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Infiniti pulled this trick off by secreting a quadcopter drone in each of the hollow fabric boxes.

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Infiniti says that North America and China will be the primary markets for the Q30.

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The QX30 boasts a gorgeous design with a low-slung profile and windswept curves. It's one of the best looking Infiniti models to date.

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LED accent lights and projector headlamps lead the way.

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The 2017 QX30 will be the first model in Infiniti's lineup to offer Auto-Park parallel parking assist.

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The QX30 boasts a slightly taller ride height than the Q30, but the low roofline helps to maintain a sporty aesthetic.

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Roof rails are standard on the QX30.

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In addition to the increased ride height, the QX30 crossover also gets subtle black trim on the wheel arches and along its lower edges.

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The crossover will be available with a suite of driver aid technologies including a standard rear camera and Infiniti's Around-View camera tech, which stitches together the feed from four cameras hidden around the body.

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Infiniti's naming convention still largely confuses me, but here the Q30/QX30 designations make sense.

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A dual tipped exhaust system punctuates the rear end.

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The design is an evolution of Infiniti's design language, integrating and updating elements (such as the signature grille shape) that have been in use for nearly a decade.

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Though a range of gasoline and diesel options will be offered globally, U.S.-bound QX30 models will only feature Infiniti's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger.

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The crossover's 2.0L turbo is the result of a technology sharing partnership with Mercedes-Benz. Output hasn't been stated, but we expect the final numbers to be in the 220-250 horsepower range.

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The all-wheel drive system default to a front-bias under most conditions, but can send up to 50-percent of available torque to the rear axle when slip is detected.

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Inside, the crossover's cabin is understated, but looks well designed.

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The asymetrical interior design makes the cabin feel driver focused.

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Cloth seats are standard, but black or tan leather interior trim can be had as an upgrade.

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Instrumentation consists of a large dual-gauge cluster with a color information display between the two dials.

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A physical controller resides on the center console and grants control over the InTouch infotainment sytem.

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InTouch is capped with a 7-inch color touchscreen with a tap and swipe interface and a revised voice command system.

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A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is the only gearbox that will be offered on the QX30.

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The compact crossover boasts what appears to be a reasonable amount of storage space with a low load height and a flat floor.

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The Bose premium audio system features a powered subwoofer tucked beneath the rear storage floor.

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Check out the rest of CNET's coverage of the 2015 LA Auto Show.

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