With the Infiniti Q30 concept heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month and a future premium compact model heading into production at Nissan's Sunderland UK assembly plant, just connecting the dots tells us this new small Infiniti is headed for UK production. Backing this up, Reuters is reporting that Nissan is looking to expand the Sunderland plant by 25,000 square feet, while Automotive News Europe takes it a step further by almost confirming that the Q30 will be built alongside the Nissan Qashqai and Note.

The reports say that Sunderland is already the UK's biggest automotive plant, but the expansion will make it even larger with production capacity expected to rise from the current 500,000 units built each year to more than 550,000. There is no indication if the expansion will bring more jobs to the plant, which already employs around 6,000 people.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Hyundai.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Looks like every unrealistic, never ever gonna be made, wouldn't even be practical if it were made concept car sketch I've seen in the last 10 years.
          • 1 Year Ago
          You can certainly design super-sleek cars if you remove the need to carry those pesky humans inside.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just based on the sketch I imagine the proportions of the concept might be similar the Ethera concept from 2011 but I hope it's more sleeker design and not so bulbous. "Q30 Concept is slender, sleek and seductive," said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director. "When you see speedy big cats, like cheetahs, they have a slenderness and a lightweight stride. It's almost like they're floating. That's the muscularity we were aiming for with Q30 Concept." I can understand what they are aiming for.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I remain curious about this upcoming model, but these curves don't really speak to me. Meanwhile, will it be sporty? Infiniti should keep that aim--differentiating with more sporting intention will help them stand out.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Out of curiosity, what did Nissan get from the Daimler deal?