Nissan Motor Co.
’s luxury Infiniti brand is developing a new platform with Daimler AG that will spawn four models including a crossover vehicle, the unit’s president said.
The first car using the architecture will come to market in 2017, Johan de Nysschen, the head of Infiniti, said in an interview in Detroit today.
Daimler, the owner of the Mercedes-Benz luxury-car brand, said in September that it’s looking at expanding cooperation with Japanese manufacturer Nissan and French partner Renault SA to produce parts for compact vehicles. Mercedes licenses transmissions to Infiniti under a 2012 agreement based on the cooperation framework.