Caught on camera devoid of any camouflage, the upcoming Infiniti ESQ could launch in China later this year. Sure not to come into India, the model is being designed exclusively for the Chinese customer. Underneath the ESQ, it is the very same Nissan Juke, which is currently on sale in Europe.
Nissan’s Infiniti ESQ will sport a 4 cylinder, 1.6 liter, turbocharged gasoline engine with 200PS peak power and 250 Nm peak torque sending power to all four wheels via a CVT transmission. To be produced in China by Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture, sales of the Infiniti ESQ are slated to commence immediately after launch. Infiniti ESQ is a youth oriented premium compact model which the company wants to test on Chinese soil.
The new Infiniti ESQ will sport a new front grille, innovative accents on its exterior and interior while it will sit on 18” wheels. Its steering wheel will also be in a new design wearing the Infiniti badge. Rumour has it that the new ESQ is just a stop gap model till the company introduces the compact Q30 hatch and QX 30 crossover models which will be sold throughout the world from 2015-16 respectively.