Infiniti has beaten the auto industry’s spy photographers to the punch by distributing a photo of the upcoming Q30 compact hatchback on the road in camouflage.
It said it is currently conducting dynamic testing and validation on the new model “across the UK and throughout mainland Europe.”
Infiniti intends to unveil the car in September at the Frankfurt auto show. The Q30 will go on sale in Europe late this year and in the U.S. in 2016.
Infiniti’s teaser image conceals the sharply creased body lines that were notable on the Q30 concept car that first appeared on stage at the 2013 Frankfurt show.
Infiniti refers to the model as an “active compact.” It will share the underpinnings of the Mercedes-Benz A-class as part of an ongoing product and technology partnership between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
This month, Nissan began hiring additional workers to begin building the Q30 at its Sunderland assembly plant in England.