More details about the upcoming Infiniti model that will enter the C-segment market have emerged. The new car will be developed on Mercedes’s MFA platform and will be targeting Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series as its main competitors. Website Automotive News reports that the car will be assembled in Graz, Austria, at the Magna Steyr plant, with a planned output of 50-60,000 units per year. The same website reveals that the car will be equipped with four different engines, both diesel and petrol, with 4 or 6 cylinders, all of which will be supplied by Mercedes-Benz. From a strategic point of view, this new model will be very important for the Japanese carmaker, which is aiming to achieve a global output of 500,000 cars per year by 2017.
Pictured above is the Infiniti Etherea Concept, introduced at the last Geneva Motor Show, a model that should anticipate the design of this new car. This concept shares the same chassis with both Mercedes A-Class and B-Class, and it is believed that the new model will also borrow many components from these two cars in an attempt to keep the costs down.
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