Dual Clutch Transmission
Shift delays are now an artifact of history. The transmission uses one clutch for even gears and another for the odd gears. The next gear is already pre-selected, and the result is smooth, quick gear changes you’ll almost never notice.
An all-new turbocharged 2.0L engine pumps out 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission efficiently handles all that power by intelligently pre-selecting lower or higher gears before a shift even needs to be made. It’s an innovative technology that increases both performance and efficiency.[]
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
The available AWD system monitors wheel-spin, throttle position and vehicle speed and sends up to 50% of the available power to the rear wheels for better traction in adverse conditions. When AWD is not required, 100% of the power goes to the front wheels to maximize efficiency.
Sporty yet forgiving, you can feel the attention paid to tuning the shocks. They hold the vehicle tighter as you take turns while also softening the feel of rough pavement and bumpy roads, delivering a rare balance of responsive handling and a smooth ride. Engineers even reduced suspension noise to keep the ride comfortably quiet.
Contributing to an overall sporty feel, the speed-sensitive system requires less effort in low-speed situations yet is more firm at higher speeds. In the QX30 Sport, handling is sharpened and the look is more aggressive, thanks to a lower and firmer suspension. It is paired with front cross-drilled brake rotors that help with air ventilation for impressive stopping performance.
Drive Mode Selector
Select a driving experience that fits your needs of the moment: Eco Mode helps increase fuel economy, Manual Mode gives you a more hands-on experience as you manually select your own gears with the paddle shifters, and Sport mode gives you increased responsiveness for quicker acceleration.