Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. (DFL) and the City of Xiangyang today announced that the Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province, China, has been selected as the local production site for Infiniti. The plant, operated by Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan’s joint venture company in China, will manufacture two Infiniti models starting in 2014.
DFL will invest RMB 2 billion (US$315 million) in the Xiangyang plant to meet growing Chinese customer demand. Production capacity at the plant, which currently produces Teana and Murano, will be increased from 130K to 250K units.
The Infiniti brand was first introduced to China in 2007, and continues to strengthen its product lineup and expand its sales network to satisfy customers in the growing Chinese luxury segment.
The two models to be produced at the Xiangyang plant will be named at a later date.