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Christopher Bruce2012-12-19 12:55:38

New Infiniti Will Be Built in UK

Car will use Mercedes' A- and B-Class platform

 
 
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The Etherea will inspire the look of the new Infiniti

InfinitiInfinitiInfinitiJapan, 1989 > present31 models
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will build its new compact luxury car in 2015 exclusively at the NissanNissanNissanJapan, 1932 > present159 models
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factory in Sunderland. It will be able to build 60,000 units a year. 

The car that will be based on the same chassis as the MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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A-A-Class Gen.3 [W 176]Mercedes-Benz A-Class Gen.3 [W 176]Germany, 2012 > present41 versions
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and B-ClassB-Class Gen.2 [W246]Mercedes-Benz B-Class Gen.2 [W246]Germany, 2012 > present60 versions
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will be front wheel-drive and have styling based on the EthereaEthereaInfiniti EthereaJapan, 2011 > 20118 photos
concept. Upgrades to the factory will cost £250 million and will add 280 new jobs to the factory. 

The car will also use Mercedes' and Renault'sRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
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co-developed engines that are a 1.6- and 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine and 1.8- and 2.2-liter diesel. There is a good likelihood for an all-wheel drive model and the possibility for a hybrid. 

Just to clarify, this is not the successor to the G sedanG Gen.4Infiniti G Gen.4Japan, 2007 > present36 versions
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that will be renamed the Q50 that will be shown at the North American International Auto Show on January 14. 

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