2015 Infiniti ESQ Official Photos Unveiled Ahead Of Global Debut

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Official photos of the Infiniti ESQ, the crossover formerly known as the Nissan Juke Nismo, have been unveiled ahead of its global debut at this weekend’s 2014 Chengdu Auto Show.

CarNewsChina reports the premium crossover will arrive in Chinese showrooms this October, with a price of admission set between ¥200,000 and ¥300,000 ($32,000 – $49,000 USD). Power for the China-only ESQ will be a 1.6-liter turbo-four delivering 200 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque through a CVT.

Though Nissan sells a handful of vehicles in the Chinese market, the Juke is not among them. Further, few Infiniti badges decorate the ESQ, hinting that, like Citroën’s DS line, the crossover is just the first model of a sub-brand aimed at young buyers.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Broo Broo on Aug 27, 2014

    An Infiniti logo doesn't make this look any better. No matter how many HP or MPG it could achieve, I could never get over this look.

  • AFX AFX on Aug 27, 2014

    If Timothy Leary was alive today I could see him driving around in that thing and handing out acid tabs. The question is would anybody take one from him, or would they think they were already having a bad trip ?. That thing has more incohesive design elements than the original vinyl version of Led Zeppelin III with the spinning wheel inside the jacket.

  • Daniel J Locally they just passed new/stricter hands free laws. Without mirroring, hands free is pretty difficult with Mazda's older infotainment system. So yeah, it's pretty important. I passed on buying a Camry back in 2018 because they didn't support AA at the time.
  • Bd2 I use my smartphone as a mirror to check my hair and contact lenses in the morning if that's what you're asking
  • 1995 SC I have it in one car. My other just has a normal Bluetooth connection. The later just works. I can take or leave car play at this point.
  • Buickman OnStar for me.
  • Fred My 2020 Fit has a great phone pairing system and Andriod Auto. However I never use AA and rarely pair my phone through BT. I listen to FM and have an old school XM receiver with a strong transmitter that I use daily.