Infiniti has published an image with a camouflaged prototype of the Q30 hatchback.

Infiniti has published an image with a camouflaged prototype of the Q30 hatchback.

It was September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show where Infiniti introduced the Q30 concept and now they are just about ready to show the production version which will debut later this year at the same venue. It represents the company's first ever compact model and is currently undergoing final testing and validation ahead of a market launch scheduled for the end of this year.

The Q30 will utilize the same MFA platform as the soon-to-be-facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class so expect these two models to be closely related. As the attached image shows, Infiniti's version will get a different exterior design with a sleeker profile and sharped lighting clusters creating a more dynamic and youthful look.

There's no word about what will power the Q30 hatchback, but expect to find an assortment of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines from Nissan and Mercedes-Benz. Some of the higher-end engines will be offered with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system borrowed from the three-pointed star company.

Shortly after releasing the Q30 hatch, Infiniti will also introduce the GLA-based QX30 crossover.

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Infiniti teases Q30 with camouflaged prototype; announces Frankfurt debut in September