2 AUGUST, 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia – Infiniti’s all-new Q30 active compact has been awarded a top 5 star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ahead of its official local sales release later this month.
ANCAP praised Infiniti for making AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) a standard-equipment item in the all-new Q30, one of many features fitted to the complete Q30 model range, which will comprise three separate model grades and three engine choices. Infiniti’s first premium compact has previously been praised by EuroNCAP, which awarded the Q30 its Best Performing Small Family Car in its Best in Class Cars 2015 program, announced earlier this year.
“Australian premium-car buyers are certain to be impressed with the Infiniti Q30,” said Jean-Philippe Roux, the Managing Director of Infiniti Cars Australia. “The Q30’s styling, dynamic handling and clever technologies are only some of this all-new models many highlights and we have appointed this car to deliver what Australian buyers expect in this very important new-car segment.”
2016 is an important year for Infiniti, both globally and in Australia. After a record 215,250 new vehicles sold in 2015, an increase of 16 per cent over the previous year, Infiniti is in the middle of a new-product offensive, with a variety of all-new and update models being released both here and overseas. This commenced in February this year, with the release of the updated Infiniti Q70 sedan; the all-new Q30 will be in local showrooms from later this month. The Q30’s all-wheel-drive crossover variant, the all-new QX30, will commence sales in September alongside the update Q50 sedan, which will feature, among other highlights, the brand’s all-new VR30 twin-turbo V6 petrol engine. Later this year, the all-new Q60 sports coupe will arrive in Australia.
Infiniti’s ongoing local growth also extends to its retail network. The premium automotive brand has expanded its number of Australian dealers to include new Infiniti Retail and Service Centres in Perth, Adelaide and Canberra along with additional dealerships in northern and south-western Sydney with more planned.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries.
The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.
Infiniti design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi, near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.
Infiniti is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its iconic design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
More information about Infiniti and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.infiniti.com.