Geneva Preview: Infiniti's Diesel-Powered EX30d in Detail, Expected to Account for 80% of European Sales

Having already provided us with general information on its new 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine that was developed in cooperation with Renault, Infiniti has now released the first photographs and more details on the European market EX30d crossover that will debut in Geneva next week.

The EX30d will be the second model of the Infiniti range to get the new diesel V6 after the FX series, and will be followed by the M30d sedan. The diesel-powered EX crossover will go on sale this summer at prices to be announced closer to the launch date. Not surprisingly, Infiniti said it is expecting that, throughout Europe, eight out of every 10 EXs will be the new EX30d.

In all Infiniti models, the 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel delivers 238 horsepower and a more than adequate 550 Nm (405 lb ft) of torque - greater than Infiniti's 5.0-litre petrol V8 at 500Nm.

The V6 is hooked up to a standard 7-speed automatic transmission, propelling the EX30d from 0-62 mph (100km/h) in 7.9 seconds.

According to Infiniti, the EX30d returns an estimated combined fuel economy in the European cycle of 8.4 lt/100km, equal to 28mpg US or 33.6mpg UK, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 224 g/km.

In Europe, the EX30d will be available in three grades including a new Premium version, details of which are to be released at the Geneva Salon.