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Infiniti ESQ debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show

Published on August 29, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Infiniti ESQ debuts in China on the Chengdu Auto Show

The daring and slightly controversial Infiniti ESQ debuted in China on the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show. The Infiniti ESQ will launch on the Chinese auto market in October. Price will range from about 200.000 to 300.000 yuan ($32.000 – 49.000).

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Check those Ninja-star alloys! Brilliant.

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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Diffuser, fat exhaust pipe, F1-style fog lights, side bars, and whatnot-more.

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 that the Juke-ESQ is the first of a line of ESQ sub-branded cars aimed at young Chinese buyers.

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Can we call the ESQ ‘The ultimate fuck you car’? I think we can. Chromed mirrors!

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Edgy headlights: check. Round headlights: check. Rectangle LED headlights: check. The EQS got it all.

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