Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer has revealed some new details about the QX30.

Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer has revealed some new details about the QX30.

Set to be based on the Q30, the QX30 will be a crossover that will battle the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA. It will be sold globally and go into production shortly after the Q30 is launched in mid-2015.

Palmer also said the model will be priced competitively with the Audi Q3 and will be previewed by a concept at an upcoming auto show.

As we have previously reported, the Q30 and QX30 will be based on the Mercedes MFA platform that underpins the A-, B- and CLC-Class. The models are also expected to use a Mercedes-sourced turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 211 bhp (157 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque.

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