We're testing the 2-point-2-liter diesel. It delivers 125 kilowatts and accelerates the QX30 from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 8-point-5 seconds. The top speed is 215 kilometers per hour. Only one other engine is available: a 2-liter, 155-kilowatt gasoline engine. Both come with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard.
The suspension is a little soft - and that enhances travel comfort on long journeys.
The 2-point-2 liter diesel does its job with aplomb. It's not exactly loud, but always audible - a little more sound insulation would have done it good.
The design is expressive, the long, pronounced contours unmistakably Japanese. The higher of the two equipment lines has adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beam as standard.
The trunk of the QX30 holds 430 liters.
The short list of available options is a positive aspect. The two equipment lines "Premium" and "Premium Tech" don't leave you guessing. So things like start-stop systems, lane guards and parking sensors are already included. In our test, the QX30 guzzles quite a bit more than it's rated for: At a constant 120 kilometers per hour, it consumes nearly 6 liters per 100 kilometers - instead of the 4-point-9 claimed.
The Infiniti QX30 starts at just over 39,000 euros in Germany.