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. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16:11:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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 Daimler-Nissan JV To Build Next-Gen CLA, Unnamed A-Class At Mexican Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/daimler-nissan-jv-to-build-next-gen-cla-unnamed-a-class-at-mexican-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/daimler-nissan-jv-to-build-next-gen-cla-unnamed-a-class-at-mexican-plant/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=850794 Aside from Infiniti sharing engines with Mercedes, the Daimler-Nissan joint venture will also lead to production of the next-gen CLA and an A-Class sedan at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Automotive News Europe reports Daimler’s board will approve the decision within the next two weeks. Although the GLA crossover was supposed to go over to […]

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Aside from Infiniti sharing engines with Mercedes, the Daimler-Nissan joint venture will also lead to production of the next-gen CLA and an A-Class sedan at Nissan’s plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Automotive News Europe reports Daimler’s board will approve the decision within the next two weeks. Although the GLA crossover was supposed to go over to Mexico originally, insiders claim that the CLA and the unnamed A-Class will take its place.

Production is set to begin in time for exportation to the United States in 2017, with an Infiniti compact — built upon Mercedes’ FWD bones — to join the CLA and A-Class. Annual output is expected to be around 100,000 to 150,000 units.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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