Infiniti: QX30 not successful, will be replaced by 'all-Infiniti platform'

QX30 sales were down by nearly 43 percent in 2018.

Infiniti has admitted that the QX30 has not lived up to sales expectations, prompting the company to rethink its strategy in the subcompact crossover segment.

Speaking to Motor Authority at the Detroit auto show, Infiniti president Christian Meunier said the QX30 is "not a very successful product" and will not be carried forward in its current form beyond the end of its product cycle.

Born of a platform-sharing partnership between Nissan and Daimler, the QX30 is closely related to the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. Sales have been sluggish, falling by nearly 43 percent from 2017 to 2018 despite entering production less than three years ago.

"It will be replaced in the future by an all-Infiniti platform," Meunier added.

Further details remain unclear, aside from an indication that the QX50's variable-compression engine technology will trickle down to the QX30's successor. A downsized version of the current 2.0-liter engine could be used, potentially with hybrid technology.

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