Infiniti ESQ looks like a joke, err Juke

Infiniti ESQ
Infiniti ESQ

Reportedly based on the Nissan Juke Nismo

The first purported pictures of the Infiniti ESQ have surfaced online.

Set to be introduced in China later this year, the model is reportedly based on the Nissan Juke Nismo and the images clearly reflect that. Despite the similarities, the ESQ has been equipped with a revised grille and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The interior picture doesn't reveal much besides a familiar looking instrument cluster and an Infiniti-branded steering wheel. However, there could be additional changes to help distance the model from its corporate cousin.

Power will reportedly be provided by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 PS (147kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. It will likely be paired to a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive system.

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LOL I guess it's called the ESQ because its sooo Nissanesque??? (Nissan-ESQ)
Jun 11th, 2014 2:02am
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
My main problem isn't this car being a rebadged Juke. That car is nice and funky. But this version of it should have a whole lot more than the Nissan brother, being sold as a premium vehicle. Xenon lights or even led low/hi beam (i don't know the size of the main lamps but if they are 7" then Infiniti could use the JW Speaker headlamps or even other brands to not strain their own resources...And btw, this car should not cost more than the Nissan version when first launched...ROI shuld've ended by now on that car
Jun 10th, 2014 9:59pm
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tuga tuga
The Juke wasn't on sale in China, so the rebadging part isn't that offensive imo, but, like tomi.ro said, it's not even the facelifted version. Why? AND, what's up with that name? They changed their naming policy last year, and already are messing it up?
Jun 10th, 2014 9:57pm
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Aygo Aygo
Perhaps the ESQ moniker is for China-only?
Jun 10th, 2014 11:37pm
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benzboy benzboy
At least for a change it doesn't look like a re-badged Altima or Maxima.
Jun 10th, 2014 9:11pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
No! It looks like a rebadged Juke, and not even the facelifted one ... http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/01/06-2011-nissan-juke-review.jpg
Jun 10th, 2014 9:32pm
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benzboy benzboy
you missed my point as in Most infiniti's resemble a Altima with a dolled up interior.
Jun 12th, 2014 7:25am
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
If it was irony, some smilyes were needed from you or some quote marks ... http://www.melissadafni.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_20101217_150026.jpg
Jun 10th, 2014 9:34pm
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
HAHAHA badge engineering at it's finest! Infiniti please don't use GM's playbook from the last few decades.
Jun 10th, 2014 8:55pm
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