Infiniti Q30 review - Japanese premium compact takes on German rivals - Infiniti Q30 design

Not a car to make you grin on a twisty road, but ride and refinement are both Q30 trump cards

Evo rating
from £20,550
  • Ride, distinctive styling, quality
  • Can feel sluggish, poor visibility, can't offer driving thrills


Infiniti seems to have found some aesthetic confidence over the last few years and the Q30 is generally a successful manifestation of that. The sweeping curves and sharp lines all look fairly cohesive and Infiniti’s corporate face is less likely to cause distress than that of its Japanese rival Lexus.

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If there’s one thing that could be improved, it’s that as a pseudo-crossover the Q30 isn’t as sleek as it could be. We’d be intrigued to see one with a few inches removed from its ride height – which would no doubt bring benefits for handling, too.


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