The problem is for a small premium marque like Infiniti to make such a car alone would be too expensive to recoup cost. I have in the past said that co-operation between car makers is too rarely seen. They are springing up now. Mercedes is getting a pick-up from Nissan and sharing a plant in Mexico. It has also provided the DNA and for the Q30, the car is based on the GLA.
Production will be modest, 60,000 maximum shared between the two models, although they may not reach that figure. For those sorts of numbers, collaboration was essential. In Europe a stronger dealer network and entering new markets will be needed for Infiniti. It should really increase the marque's sales and profile in Europe.
|Side profile is sleek with many interesting lines|
|Front end rather prominent like Mazda does these days|
|Rear reminds me of the Nissan Juke|
|The dashboard looks tidy and functional|
|Front seats look comfortable too|