What does an automaker do when it needs a compact crossover stat? Well, it turns to one of its global partners to quickly fill the void. And that’s the story behind this all-new Infiniti. Thanks to Nissan’s alliance with Daimler, the QX30 is born; a sexier, less expensive take on the Mercedes GLA. Birthed in England with German lineage, the QX30 is one of those hot-selling, pint-sized SUVs offering intermediate versatility in a car-like package. And because the GLA is a spirited little runabout I was expecting much of the same here. But the Benz I tested was a high-powered AMG model and this Infiniti can only be spec’d with the standard 2.0-liter turbo.