Last month, I reported on a deal between Mercedes-Benz and Nissan to share the Mercedes A-Class platform being nearly finalized. Well, as of yesterday, that deal has been signed. The first act of this new partnership was a joint announcement, which is only the start of what's surely going to be a very beneficial relationship.
In Chicago, used QX56 Infiniti owners are already excited at the prospect. Nissan will produce the high-end, four cylinder engines at its Decherd, Tennessee facility. Although it'll be a while before Infiniti fans experience them (likely 2014), they already speculating at the potential uses.
The Nissan CEO called the partnership the "most significant project outside of Europe so far." For Infiniti, the engine will hopefully cut down on production costs and bring a couple projects to fruition, include the long-rumored hatchback.
Hatchbacks have definitely grown in popularity over the years, and with this technology, Infiniti could try its hand at one. Using the Mercedes engine, Infiniti could focus solely on the look and feel of the car and make it handle as best as possible.
At Fields Infiniti, we're always excited to see what Infiniti has coming up for fans. And this announcement about a partnership with Mercedes is going to have a wealth of benefits for drivers and Infiniti fans alike. So stayed tuned and see what comes of this new relationship!