Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

4 bucket 67's 1967 GTO

2019 March
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    We are a community of Pontiac enthusiasts. The purpose of our community is to keep alive the Pontiac spirit by sharing (or showing off) our cars, discussing Pontiac, helping each other work on our cars and find information, plus attend various meets/shows/etc... To aid discussion, sharing, event planning and selling of parts/cars/anything, we have various parts of the website to aid this from Forums to an online Garage to Classifieds to even a Document Download Repository. You can find links to these in our navigation above based on what each section helps with (discussion, local events, learning, etc...).

    We invite you to contribute, find help or just view some of our member's amazing cars! Don't forget, we also have great contests from time to time (like our Pontiac of the Month and yearly calendar contest) and our Pontiac This OR That, a fun game where you choose the best of two randomly selected Pontiacs from our online garage.

    We look forward to seeing you around!


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


Car and Driver: What’s In a Name? Infiniti Changes Q30 Name Before Car Even Goes on Sale

Recommended Posts

2017 Infiniti Q30s


Infiniti has a fetish for nomenclature changes, it seems. After confusing everybody with its switch to a Q-everything naming scheme for its cars and crossovers two years ago, the automaker has gone and changed the name of its upcoming Q30 pseudo-crossover before the car even goes on sale. Infiniti had been referring to the tallish, not-quite-crossover Q30 as, well, the Q30 for nearly two years, from the debut of the concept version all the way up the production car’s reveal and our first drive opportunity a few months ago. The marketing strategy pegged the front-drive Q30 as Infiniti’s compact “car,” while the upcoming QX30, essentially the same vehicle but with all-wheel drive and slightly different lower-body cladding and a raised ride height, was to be a “crossover.” Now, they’re all QX30s here in the U.S., which makes sense given how similar they all are.



Outside of the naming, the Q30/QX30 story hasn’t changed. There still will be front-wheel-drive entry-level and sport-oriented models, as well as a range-topping all-wheel-drive version pegged as a sort-of crossover. The only difference is that the first two versions now carry the same “QX30″ moniker as the all-wheel-drive model.


We suspect the change can also be traced to Infiniti’s marketing department, which likely figured out there’s more money to be minted referring to every version as a “crossover.” Again, we don’t disagree with the logic—after all, as we pointed out in our Q30—er, QX30—first drive review, that the vaguely crossover-shaped Q30 would be far better served marketed as a full-blown crossover, given how hot that market segment is (and how cold the entry-luxury hatchbacks field is). Predictably, Infiniti’s announcement for the QX30 name is awash in “crossover” descriptors, even for the front-wheel-drive, base-model QX30.


The now-finalized lineup also includes the QX30S, which is based on the European-market Q30 Sport. The QX30S has the Euro-spec car’s “a lower stance, aggressive front and rear fascia, cross-drilled front brake rotors, 19-inch wheels and performance tires.” Finally, the QX30 AWD retains the mantle of being the true crossover in the family, with standard all-wheel drive, butched-up front and rear fascias, and a raised ride height. Look for all the QX30 models to hit dealerships in mid-2016, with a starting price in the low-$30,000 space.


Read Full Article

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.