Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti has released today a teaser photo depicting the Q30 concept which will be shown to the public for the first time at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show scheduled for the first half of September. It will follow the design ideas seen on the Q50 which had several styling cues taking from concepts such as the Emerg-e, Ethera and Essence. The concept will serve as a preview for a compact sedan which will be launched in a couple of years by Infiniti and will be positioned below the larger and more expensive Q50.
It’s an important model for Infiniti since it will be the very first car created during Sebastian Vettel’s position as Infiniti’s Director of Performance. In addition, it’s also the first model developed during the firm’s new design director Alfonso Albaisa. Chances are the Infiniti Q30 will be manufactured in Sunderland, United Kingdom and will go on sale sometime in 2015.
It is expected to ride on the Mercedes-Benz-developed FWD platform that was used by the German automaker for the A- and B-Class models. Rumors are suggesting the Infiniti Q30 will benefit from a three-way adjustable ride height system, but nothing is certain at this point.