Infiniti’s Mexican plant on track to open in late November or early December
Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti is on track to begin operations at its new plant in Aguascalientes by the end of year, confirmed Phillipp Heldt, CEO for Mexico and Latin America, even though the official declined to reveal which model will roll out of the facility.
The executive just mentioned it will be a “semi-autonomous compact crossover”, a description that matches the redesigned 2018 QX50 which several auto industry analysts have pointed out as the model to be built in Mexico.
Interviewed at the ceremony to introduce the new Q60 400 Sport coupe to the Mexican market, Heldt revealed production in Aguascalientes will start whether at the end of November or during the first week of December if last minute adjustments are required at the plant.
The new plant is under construction jointly with Daimler, which plans to manufacture an A Class sedan at this site. The US$ 1.1 billion facility will have capacity to assemble 230,000 units of the Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models.