Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti is planning to produce a new entry-level model which should go into production in 2015 as a compact premium vehicle.
The Japanese based automaker Infiniti has recently announced that a new entry-level model, a compact premium vehicle, will go into production within three years. Initial rumors were saying that the car will be produced by Magna Steyr but it seems that Infiniti has decided to use a third party manufacturer. The new model will share a platform developed with Mercedes-Benz.
“Infiniti began a feasibility study with supplier Magna Steyr in May this year to determine a possible third-party production site in Europe for the premium compact Infiniti. However, Infiniti ended the feasibility study this week and has decided to produce the vehicle in-house in a European production facility as part of the brand’s overall expansion production plans”, as Infiniti says in its official press release.
The new Infiniti compact car will be influenced in its styling by the Etherea Concept and it will ride on the new MFA platform, the same one which is being used by the new generations of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class. The engine lineup is also expected to be shared with Mercedes-Benz four- and six-cylinder units should make their way under the hood of the new model. Additional details are limited for the moment.