INFINITI Q30 holds 40% market share in UAE’s C-hatch segment


Arabian Automobiles’ INFINITI Q30 leads the segment with dynamic design and enhanced performance for a thrilling driving experience


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Arabian Automobiles Company – the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates – has released its January to June 2017 results revealing that the INFINITI Q30 has secured a 40% market share in the C-hatch segment within the space of just six months, and also showing that INFINITI was the fastest-growing brand in the C-Hatch segment over the same period. The Q30 was introduced to the INFINITI line-up in August 2016, when it was completely new to the market and the premium compact segment.

Michel Ayat, CEO at Arabian Automobiles Company, commented: “The INFINITI Q30 represents a new era for the brand, with enhanced performance and a dynamic new body shape offering an all-new and highly thrilling driving experience. We are pleased to have witnessed such a positive customer response to INFINITI’s first entry into the fast-growing compact segment.”

The Q30 takes INFINITI’s signature design cues and evolves them into new dynamic shapes, with dramatic curves and C-pillars that arc forward in a crescent shape that emphasises motion, even when stationary. An important differentiating characteristic of the Q30’s design is its combination of elevated stance with an overall height that is comparable with models in the traditional compact segment.

The INFINITI Q30 is available with 1.6L or 2.0L Turbo variants, with the 2.0L Turbo engine delivering a thrilling 208hp and 350Nm torque. When equipped with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the highest-performing engine in the range is capable of powering the INFINITI Q30 from 0 to 100kph in 7.3 seconds.

To discover the dynamic INFINITI Q30, customers are encouraged to visit Arabian Automobiles’ showrooms for a test drive that will deliver a premium motoring experience and serve as a testament to the vehicle’s overwhelming popularity.

About Arabian Automobiles Company:

Arabian Automobiles Company (AAC) is the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group. With over 49 years in the business, AAC is one of the leading automotive dealers in the GCC and exclusive distributor for Nissan, INFINITI and Renault vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Arabian Automobiles became the first automotive company in the UAE to be awarded the prestigious ‘Dubai Quality Gold Award’ by Dubai Economy in May 2017. In the same month, INFINITI won ‘Best Performing Brand’ in the automotive category of the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme; an accolade previously won by Nissan in 2016 and Renault in 2015. In 2015, Arabian Automobiles received the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum business award for most outstanding performance and in 2013 it became the first private company in the UAE to enter the prestigious Palladium Balanced Score Card Hall of Fame for strategy execution. Arabian Automobiles Company is currently the holder of Nissan Motor Company’s ‘World Aftersales Progress Club Global Award’ and is the only Nissan distributor to have won the award for the ninth year in a row. The company was named ‘Champion Distributor’ by Nissan Motor Company for the third consecutive year in 2013 and was also awarded ‘Dealer of the Year’ by Renault for 3 consecutive years from 2011 to 2013.  

Across its Dubai and Northern Emirates network, Arabian Automobiles operates:

  • 13 new vehicle sales showrooms of Nissan, 6 new INFINITI centers and 4 new vehicle sales showroom of Renault
  • 6 certified pre-owned car facilities
  • 24Hrs Service Center at Ras Al Khor, Dubai
  • Central Logistics Centre at Dubai Industrial City
  • 16 service centres
  • 90 minute Express Service
  • 14 spare parts outlets
  • Arabian Automobiles is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.