What should I be paying?
Well, you’ll have that slightly raised driving position that crossover buyers must like so much. The Q30 is an interestingly proportioned car, too. But we still don’t know what an Infiniti looks like – this one just has too much styling going on. And we’re not sure what an Infiniti feels like either. Because not enough Infiniti cloaking has been put over the Mercedes components here – and as a result the Q30 doesn’t have much of a personality of its own.
So it takes a leap to decide you’d rather spend more than 20 grand on a Premium spec Q30 1.5 diesel instead of an equivalent Audi A3 2.0TDI or BMW 118d. Yes, it’s really that much money; Nissan has seen fit to give its burgeoning posh branch properly premium prices. The range starts at £20,550 for a boggo 1.6-litre petrol, but for a decently kitted-out 1.5 diesel, you’ll need north of £26,000.
For similar money, Audi and VW offer more enticing mainstream alternatives. What price do you put on standing out?