Infiniti plans on introducing a new compact premium model that will be manufactured in UK.

Previewed by the Etherea concept which debuted last year in Geneva, Infiniti will introduce a compact premium model in the future.

Confirmed as Infiniti's new entry-level model, the car will be manufactured at Nissan's factory in Sunderland and will require a 250M GBP investment that will create a thousand jobs in United Kingdom, with 280 of these jobs at the plant. The vehicle will be based on Mercedes-Benz's FWD platform that underpins the A- and B-Class models. It will go into production in 2015 and they plan on making 60,000 cars per year.

Other details are limited at the moment, but it will probably be offered with M-B's 1.6- and 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engines, along with the 1.8- and 2.2-liter diesels. Infiniti could decide to offer an AWD version and also a plug-in hybrid variant.

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