Nissan’s premium brand has recently confirmed rumors which were saying that the carmaker will produce a new compact car in England, starting with 2015.
The Japanese based automaker Infiniti has big plans for its future models and the company has recently confirmed the rumors which were saying that a new premium hatchback will be produced by the Nissan’s brand in England. This will be the first premium hatchback to wear the Infiniti badges on its body. The model will go on sale in 2015 or 2016 and it will be produced at the company’s plant in Sunderland, England. The new Infiniti hatchback will rival models like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, the BMW 1-Series or the Audi A3.
The new Infiniti premium compact car will share the MFA platform used by Mercedes-Benz on the new A-Class and B-Class and it will be based on the Etherea concept car. Nissan will produce around 60,000 units of the new model annually at the Sunderland facility, in England. In order to start producing the Infiniti compact car, Nissan will first invest 250 million GBP in the plant, creating 1,000 new jobs in the UK, out of which 280 will be at the factory. The Infiniti hatchback will also be the first front-wheel drive model made by Nissan’s brand.