The Infiniti Q30 concept is going into production later this year, the company has announced. The compact hatchback will rival the BMW 1 Series, Mercedes A-Class, Audi A3 and the likes. The Mercedes-Benz MFA (Modular Front-wheel drive Architecture)-platform based premium hatchback will be the first-ever UK-built Infiniti. The brand’s first premium compact segment offering will be built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant. With the new hatchback, Infiniti will become the first new car brand to start manufacturing on such a scale in 23 years.
The company is currently gearing up for the production of the hatchback. 300 new jobs have been listed and recruitment for the same has begun. Soon after the production of the Q30 commences, its crossover version QX30 will be introduced. The premium compact crossover will also be based on the Mercedes-Benz MFA (Modular Front-wheel drive Architecture)-platform and be built at the Sunderland plant in the UK. Both the hatchback and the crossover will be exported from the UK plant to the North American markets and China markets.