Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen has revealed the company is developing a brand-new platform with Daimler.

Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen has revealed the company is developing a brand-new platform with Daimler.

Speaking to Bloomberg, de Nysschen said the architecture will underpin four different vehicles and the first model will be launched in 2017. Little is known about the models but the executive confirmed at least one of them will be a crossover.

As we have previously reported, Daimler and Renault-Nissan formed a strategic alliance in 2010 and that partnership has formed the basis of the Mercedes Citan, Infiniti Q30 and the next-generation Smart ForTwo / Renault Twingo.  The diesel-powered Infiniti Q50 also has a Mercedes-sourced turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that develops 211 bhp (157 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque.

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Daimler & Infiniti developing a new platform, will spawn four models - report