Infiniti’s equivalent of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is just about ready to show its production face as this prototype spotted in UK by our spy photographers had very little camouflage.

Infiniti’s equivalent of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is just about ready to show its production face as this prototype spotted in UK by our spy photographers had very little camouflage.

Essentially a Q30 on stilts, the QX30 was previewed by a concept earlier this year and will look almost the same as its hatchback sibling, but with some plastic body cladding around the wheel arches, side skirts and on the lower area of the subtly revised bumpers. Front and rear underbody protection will also be added, along with roof rails and some new alloy wheel designs.

Images of the interior are not available in this set, but it's pretty much safe to assume the cabin will be virtually carried over from the Q30 five-door hatch which itself took many buttons, trims and other bits and pieces from its Daimler brother.

As for the engines, the Infiniti QX30 will be available depending on region with a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline motor offered with 122 PS (90 kW) and 156 PS (115 kW) along with stronger 211 PS 2.0-liter. A more economical choice is going to be the 1.5-liter turbodiesel pushing out 109 PS (80 kW) while those in need of more diesel punch will get a 2.2-liter turbo packing 170 PS (125 kW). A six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be available along with an optional all-wheel drive setup.

Infiniti has already confirmed the QX30 will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show set to start on Tuesday, so it will go on sale by the end of the year or early 2016.

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