8,101. That’s how many QX30 compact crossovers Infiniti sold last year in the United States, representing a massive decrease of 42.5 percent compared to 2017. By comparison, the Mercedes GLA upon which the model is heavily based accumulated sales of 9,337 units just in the last four months of the year. So, what went wrong with the Infiniti-badged version?

Well, the QX30 is “not a very successful product.” These aren’t our words, but the words of Infiniti's new president. In an interview this week with Motor Authority at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Christian Meunier announced a successor for the QX30 is planned, but it won’t be linked to Mercedes and its GLA anymore: “It will be replaced in the future by an all-Infiniti platform.”

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Infiniti Declares Mercedes Based QX30 A Dud - Will Replace With Japanese Designed Crossover

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