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Spy Shots: Infiniti ESQ is Naked in China

Published on August 19, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Infiniti ESQ is Naked in China

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).

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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.

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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.

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  1. Jeff- August 19, 2014 Reply

    Oh my eyes, my eyes… Please, I can’t take this anymore.

  2. royalmm- August 19, 2014 Reply

    So… a rebadged Juke as an Infiniti!?

    3 words: Do. Not. Want.

  3. Head Honcho- August 19, 2014 Reply

    Wow!. They made it even uglier than the Nissan Juke. How is that even possible? Adding additional lights and chrome doesn’t make a car look more expensive.

  4. theblacktoad- August 20, 2014 Reply

    looks like Nissan took the Juke Nismo and made it an Infiniti. Nice!

  5. In China, ESQ Stands For “Rebadged Nissans With Mega Margins” | Automotive News- August 20, 2014 Reply

    […] Carnewschina is reporting that the Juke-based ESQ will be priced between $32,000 and $49,000 USD, and that this is the first in a sub-brand lineup of ESQ cars targeted at young luxury buyers. Given that Nissan is selling a vehicle that sells for $23,000-$26,000 in the USA for nearly twice the cost, you can hardly blame their motives – or wonder what other products are in store for the ESQ lineup. […]

  6. In China, ESQ Stands For “Rebadged Nissans With Mega Margins”- August 20, 2014 Reply

    […] Carnewschina is reporting that the Juke-based ESQ will be priced between $32,000 and $49,000 USD, and that this is the first in a sub-brand lineup of ESQ cars targeted at young luxury buyers. Given that Nissan is selling a vehicle that sells for $23,000-$26,000 in the USA for nearly twice the cost, you can hardly blame their motives – or wonder what other products are in store for the ESQ lineup. […]

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