After a rather lengthy teasing campaign , Infiniti is finally showing us the production-ready Q30 hatchback which debuts this week at IAA in Frankfurt.

It was two years ago at the same venue where Infiniti provided a first glimpse at its premium hatchback and now they are showing the production car which uses the same MRA platform as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. As you can see, the design has mostly been carried over from the concept and it doesn’t take an expert to see that many of the body panels have a lot in common with Daimler's model.

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It is the same story on the inside where many of the buttons, knobs, instrument cluster display and other bits and pieces are borrowed from the A-Class. That being said, it should be mentioned the Q30's trunk space of 368 liters is slightly bigger than the 340 liters offered by its German sibling.

The entry-level SE version will be sold alongside a Premium trim which gets LED fog lamps, body-colored and heated mirrors, 18-inch rims and dual rectangular exhaust tips featuring a chrome finish. There's also a Sport version with a lowered suspension, beefier front and rear bumpers, glossy black front grille, different side sills, 19-inch alloys and a black look for the dual exhaust tips.

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In terms of engines, the 2016 Infiniti Q30 will use a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline unit with 122 PS (90 kW) and 156 PS (115 kW) along with a 1.5-liter diesel rated at 109 PS (80 kW) and a larger 2.2-liter diesel generating 170 PS (125 kW). Go for the more expensive Premium or Sport version and you can select a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine with 211 PS (155 kW). These engines work together with a standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox.

Infiniti will start selling the Q30 in select markets before the end of the year and it will be shortly followed by a QX30 crossover in the same vein as the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

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Gallery: Infiniti Q30 arrives at IAA

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