Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

Infiniti's compact premium hatchback ready by 2015

By SYF77 on 23 Dec 2012

Attached Image

Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti, has confirmed that a compact hatchback model is under development and will hit the market in 2015. The model will be the production version of the Etherea concept unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

Attached Image

The new premium hatchback will be based on Mercedes-Benz's MFA platform that underpins the latest A-Class and B-Class.

Attached Image

Engine details are limited at the moment but the car is believed to be offered with the same hybrid power train featured in the concept version. It may also borrow the existing range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines from the A-Class. For readers' information, Daimler (Mercedes) and Renault-Nissan signed a multi-billion dollar tie-up in April 2010 to co-develop vehicle platforms, engines and components.

Attached Image

The new model will be built at Nissan's production facility in Sunderland, UK. Investment costs will come out to be about 250 million. The plant will build around 60,000 units per year, creating an additional 1,000 jobs in the process.

Attached Image



new model, concept cars and 9 more...

Viewed: 1,125 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The Honda NSX is slated to come Singapore some time next year and according to paultan.org, it is...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Citroen's supermini, the C3 has been leaked online ahead of its official debut. It is obvious...
Photo
Now fast getting viral on the web, a video of Jeremy Clarkson assembling a DHL cardboard box is b...
Photo
Have you ever visited a workshop just for a normal service or oil change, and ended up spending h...
Photo
In this shell sponsored ad, Sebastian Vettel goes against an ambulance driver on a race track. Bu...
Photo
A New Jersey luxury car dealership is being sued by a United States resident and Indian national...
   Lifestyle Articles