The Infiniti QX30 has been spied on camera while undergoing testing ahead of next year's confirmed launch.

The Infiniti QX30 has been spied on camera while undergoing testing ahead of next year's confirmed launch.

Infiniti's upcoming QX30 will basically be a high-riding version of the unreleased Q30 and essentially the cars will have the same relation as the Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover and A-Class hatchback upon which they will be based. Still dressed in a heavy amount of camouflage, it's hard to tell whether this is actually the QX30 or the normal Q30 five-door hatchback.

It could be the latter taking into account in the attached video you'll see the prototype being escorted by the A-Class and the height of the two models appears to be the same. We will be able to take a first glance at the QX30 through a concept set to premiere in January at NAIAS or in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The first to come out in production form will be the Q30 set to enter assembly phase mid-2015 while the QX30 derivative will join the range a few months later. Both cars will likely be available with a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo rated at 211 bhp (157 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). The Q30 & QX30 duo will be sold globally and we already know from Infiniti the QX30 will be priced competitively with the Q3.

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Infiniti QX30 spied in action [video]