The Truth About Cars » premium compact http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » premium compact http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Infinitis To Be Made In Sunderland. Baby Benzes To Follow? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/infinitis-to-be-made-in-sunderland-baby-benzes-to-follow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/infinitis-to-be-made-in-sunderland-baby-benzes-to-follow/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:47:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470704

Infiniti’s often discussed future premium compact model will be built at Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland, Nissan says. It was previously announced that the new Infiniti will “share a platform developed with Mercedes.

The car is one of the outcomes of the partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. According to Nissan, the car will “create a further 1,000 jobs at Sunderland and across the UK.” Which is quite a number for a low-volume car. Could it be that Daimler will also move in at Sunderland?  As we learned from the abortive GM/PSA plans, true savings come when you don’t just share the platform, but also the plant.

Time and capacity utilization will tell.

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Mystery Mercedes/Infiniti Model To Be Built At Mystery EU Plant, But Not At Magna-Steyr http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/mystery-mercedesinfiniti-model-to-be-built-a-mystery-eu-plant-but-not-at-magna-steyr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/mystery-mercedesinfiniti-model-to-be-built-a-mystery-eu-plant-but-not-at-magna-steyr/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:08:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464255

Infiniti’s often discussed future premium compact model will not be built at Magna-Steyr, but “in-house in a European production facility,” Infiniti says in an emailed statement. The car will still “share a platform developed with Mercedes.”

The car was created as part of the partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. Infiniti had been looking into third party production at Magna Steyr, but decided to bring production in house. With a lot of capacities sitting idle in Europe, this is a prudent and expected move.

Infiniti says that all design, engineering and development work continues on schedule. It will announce a production location and more product details closer to the start of production.  The “European facility”  does not necessarily mean one of the Renault-Nissan empire, it could also be a Daimler plant. By the same token, the sister Mercedes could also be built at a Renault-Nissan plant. Stay tuned.

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