Infiniti picks to build compact vehicle in-house instead of going with Magna Steyr

Infiniti announced today that it is moving forward with plans to develop a compact vehicle but is not going to be involving Magna Steyr in the production process.

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“Infiniti began a feasibility study with supplier Magna Steyr in May this year to determine a possible third-party production site in Europe for the premium compact Infiniti,” Infiniti said in a statement. “However, Infiniti ended the feasibility study this week and has decided to produce the vehicle in-house in a European production facility as part of the brand’s overall expansion production plans.”

The compact Infiniti vehicle is scheduled for launch in 2015. The automaker said that it will announce a production location and more product details closer to the start of production.

Infiniti still intends for the all-new compact premium vehicle to share a platform developed with Mercedes.

– By: Omar Rana