While not yet very popular in Europe, Infiniti cars are considered in the US true alternatives for BMW and Audi. After Lexus have announced their Lf-Ch, Infiniti joins the downsizing trend and wants to produce a premium compact to go against the 1 Series and the A3. We expect the Infiniti to be a dynamic car with a sculptural design and an emphasis on performance that could really shake up BMW fans. With a low, wide stance and large wheels this could be the ultimate hot hatch, especially if we consider that Infinitis are generally well powered and well equipped.

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14 comments:

  (402) posted on 09.21.2011

This Infiniti compact is very impressive and looking fabulous and classy on its sleek body paint. The headlights had so much angst! And having a car like this is so great.

  (612) posted on 11.7.2010

Damn, I hope it’s not FWD... Infiniti has been all RWD.. would be a shame if it was FWD.

  (666) posted on 03.24.2010

I think they are planning to compete directly with BMW 1 Series Lexus 2009 concept and the Audi A3.

  (544) posted on 02.14.2010

well looks like an enhanced version of Nissan Skyline Crossover, but i think this one is better because it’s a little bit lower and making it more faster and agile.

  (477) posted on 02.2.2010

this car is hot! the wheels and the style really makes it a must have HB car.

  (780) posted on 02.1.2010

Considering the difference in the price tags of the lines of Nissan and BMW, it’s not really such a bad thing. Although I don’t think that it will be able to dominate the market or overthrow BMW in a competition, having an option like the Infinity which can be luxurious and powerful in some ways as well, can become a good option in choosing cars.

  (708) posted on 01.31.2010

The car better be cool to drive, or else they will lose money, IMO VW has the market on this one with the Jetta and Golf/Rabbit. We will have to wait and see.

  (182) posted on 01.30.2010

With so much competition in the US market, I think being the second most sought after car should be good enough. Besides, I don’t see a significant upswing in the economic status in the US so they would be most likely to go for their second or third choice when it comes to purchasing a brand new car.

  (177) posted on 01.30.2010

Infiniti cannot be considered a success if it can only establish itself as an alternate. It has to build its own reputation, of course. But not as an alternate or a second choice.

  (182) posted on 01.30.2010

So is the trend here trying to say that it would be a suicide to go for the European market. Anyway, not all car company can have it all. Besides, they are already doing good in the US and have established itself as an alternative to big car companies like BMW, as said in the blog. They just have to keep it up. If it becomes a success in the US, it would eventually creep to its neighboring rich countries.

  (182) posted on 01.30.2010

I think Mike100 has a point there. Europe has already been dominated with the GTI when it comes to hatchbacks. If they really want to penetrate the market, Infiniti would have to be neck to neck with the VW, which is already an established car brand there.

  (180) posted on 01.30.2010

It’s possibly a hot hatch for some, but I’m a really big fan of the Volkwagon GTI. Though I know that Nissan has been doing a really good job for Infiniti. But it have to beat the GTI first before it can get through the European market.

  (183) posted on 01.30.2010

Its really a good alternative to BMW because it does look catlike. Reminds me of a 5 door-BMW 1st series.

Naterade22  (238) posted on 01.30.2010

Looks pretty sharp. Hopefully it turns out nice and well-equipped.

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