It's fair to say Infiniti has so far struggled to make a considerable impact in the UK, unlike the greater presence it enjoys in other markets. In a bid to turn things around, it has developed this Infiniti Q30 as an entrant in to what is currently one of the most popular UK car sectors, small premium hatchbacks.
The Infiniti Q30’s an interesting alternative, but it's ultimately hard to recommend against its stronger rivals
What Car? road test team
Infiniti's pricing puts the Q30 up against a range of rivals, including, first and foremost, Audi's A3, but also the BMW 1 Series, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and more expensive versions of Volkswagen's Golf, too.
The Q30 is available with either a 1.5 or 2.2-litre diesel, or 1.6 and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol in a range of different trims.
To get the full low-down on which engine and trim combination we recommend, and whether the Q30 stacks up well against its rivals, keep reading on over the next few pages.