Report: Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti agree to share B-Class platform

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Daimler and Renault-Nissan have agreed to extend an agreement already in place for sharing parts between the brands. The move will see Infiniti use the MFA (modular front architecture) small car platform, as used beneath the second-generation B-class, as the platform of a new compact MPV scheduled to on sale in the UK in 2014.

Although it is only being developed for sale in Europe, the MPV may be released in the U.S. due to the brand’s popularity here.

Originally, this car was going to be produced with the Nissan Qashqai platform, but Infiniti chose to go with the better quality underpinnings and motors from Mercedes. The MFA will be used for several upcoming Mercedes-Benz models.

Currently, no information has been released on production location, but it is possible that it will be in Europe.

– By: Alexandra Koken

Source: AutoCar