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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2017 Infiniti QX30

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

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2017 Infiniti QX30

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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2017 Infiniti QX30

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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2017 Infiniti QX30

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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2017 Infiniti QX30

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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2017 Infiniti QX30

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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2017 Infiniti QX30

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

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2017 Infiniti QX30

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

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