Infiniti QX30 Geneva Live 1

Here’s a live gallery of the Infiniti QX30 Concept from Geneva 2015, looking very much production-ready to take on the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA in the compact premium crossover segment.

The QX30, as it will be called when it goes on sale next year, is the SUV sister to the upcoming Infiniti Q30 hatchback, which will try to win sales from the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and newly-facelifted BMW 1 Series. Both the hatch and crossover have been spied on test recently.

Both bodies will sit on the same platform as the one underpinning the front-wheel-drive Mercedes A and B-Class Standing at 4,430 mm long, 1,815 mm wide and 1,520 mm tall, with a 192 mm ground clearance, the QX30 Concept is about 30 mm taller than the Q30 concept.

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Styling cues that emphasise the outdoorsy crossover persona include black wheel arch surrounds, 21-inch wheels and rugged-looking body addenda – amongst them a satin chrome front bumper with big intakes and dynamic-looking side skirts. Also on are roof racks that ‘frame’ the rear passengers’ view of the sky, Infiniti’s signature crescent-cut C-pillar and a rear skid plate containing twin pipes. The head and tail lamps are LED.

Inside, you’ll find four seats that “have been streamlined for a suspended look.” The materials used provide a visual feast of colour – there are Connolly saddle and quilted leather here and there, as well as customisable LED mood lighting.

The QX30 concept is powered by a direct-injected, turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed auto, but Infiniti says the vehicle has been designed for a variety of petrol and diesel powertrains. Definitely not a wallflower. What do you think?