• Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
  • Image Credit: Infiniti
Take a Nissan Juke Nismo, replace all of its suede and Alcantara interior with leather and cross-stitching, replace all of its badging with the words "Infiniti ESQ," and boom! You've got a made-for-China crossover aimed at "the new millennials." Infiniti teased the coming of the ESQ last month, and today, we're treated to pictures taking it in from various toothsome angles.

Whippersnappers with anywhere from 200,000 yuan ($33,507 USD) to 300,000 yuan to spend will get the same 197 horsepower, 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, sport-tuned CVT and all-wheel drive that we know in the Juke Nismo. We haven't tracked down any other official information about it yet, but potential buyers will get their first look at it during the Chengdu Motor Show that opens later this month, where it will share market-specific notes with Infiniti Q50 L.


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      bofdem
      • 8 Months Ago

      are Chinese people really this stupid?

      Eggmania
      • 8 Months Ago

      i dont think this is the nissan that people want to see an infiniti version of...

      its almost like infiniti is trolling performance car enthusiasts. you want an infiniti car with a gtr engine? screw you we'll drop the engine in the juke-tr. and now this. 

      i wonder how many more press releases they'll milk out of the eau rogue before they shelf it.

      LW
      • 8 Months Ago

      This is Infiniti's Aston Martin Cygnet?  Worse yet, its an internal marketing decision instead of some desperate measure to bring up the fuel economy.

      Koenigsegg
      • 8 Months Ago

      one of the ugliest designs ever made

      Shadrach Miller
      • 8 Months Ago

      Quick, somebody call Bill S Preston!

      SKINNYwithNOfood
      • 8 Months Ago

      Pure laziness...

      IJ
      • 8 Months Ago

      sooo. i love nissan as a car company more than other makers...yeah they arent the best but OMG this has to be one of the laziest and dumbest moves they have ever made. i like the juke but this...this actually makes it look ugly. WTF nissan? infiniti how the hell do you expect to start growing in a market with products like this? go back and do it again...youre doing what you did in the 90s with rebadged crap and doing it all over again.

      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago

      Eww

      Sanchez
      • 8 Months Ago

      I'll bet de Nysschen said no to management in Japan as long as he could, and this program is alive because he's gone.  Sure, China is something of a cash cow; but this doesn't do anything for the global brand and doesn't even fit the new naming scheme.  I image this sort of thing (selling the brand's soul for easy volume) is precisely why he left.

      Wait...China?  Where's the long-wheelbase version?

      Iamazing
      • 8 Months Ago

      The Puke was barely an acceptable Nissan, much less a "luxury" car.  The mother of all rebadges has been birthed.


      D E S I G N
      • 8 Months Ago

      KILL IT!! KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

      James John
      • 8 Months Ago

      It looks they couldn't decide on the 5 front designs and decided to use them all.

      This is one UGH LEEEEE ass car. It makes the cleft lip Lexus look good, if you can believe that. 

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