The Chinese city of Dalian, in Liaoning province, is reportedly the location chosen by Nissan to begin domestic production of its Infiniti brand models.
According to the Economic Observer News, which quoted sources from within the manufacturer, Dalian edged out cities including Wuhan, Hubei, Guangzhou and Guangdong in a vote held by Nissan officials.
The production of Infiniti vehicles in China would mark a major turning point for Japanese luxury carmakers, whose German rivals have already begun manufacturing vehicles in the country. News of site selection for domestic production is a strong indication that Infiniti models will be manufactured in China.
According to the aforementioned sources, Nissan plans to use a business model similar to FAW-Volkswagen and Audi, with production of Infinitis to be made under the management of the Dongfeng Nissan joint venture. So far, Nissan China, Infiniti China and the Dalian government have not commented on the news.