Spy Shots: Infiniti ESQ is Naked in China
Published on August 19, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the new Infiniti ESQ in China. The Infiniti ESQ will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the Chinese car market in October. Price will range from about 200.000 to 300.000 yuan ($32.000 – 49.000).
The Infiniti ESQ is a China-only compact SUV based on the Nissan Juke Nismo. It comes with a hefty body kit, a redesigned grille, and a luxurious interior. Power will come from a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 200hp and 250nm mated to a CVT.
The Nissan Juke is currently not available in China, not even as an import, so Chinese car buyers won’t directly think the ESQ is just a dressed up Juke. Interestingly, the ESQ doesn’t have a Infiniti logo on the grille. This could indicate the Juke-ESQ is the first of a line of ESQ sub-branded cars aimed at young Chinese buyers.