TOKYO, Nov 27 — Infiniti will open its first dealerships in Brazil in 2014 with an initial range of three luxury vehicles.
The premium Japanese car maker, part of the Nissan company, will open in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro before the end of 2014 and will boast cutting-edge architectural design as well as promising new levels of client service in line with the growing affluence of the BRIC country.
Further showrooms in Santa Catarina and Paraná are planned for 2017.
The first Infiniti cars to become officially available in the country will be the FX sport crossover, the 7-seater luxury JX crossover plus an all-new sports sedan that is yet to be launched.
“By 2014, premium vehicles with a unique combination of inspired performance, attentive hospitality and unparalleled quality will become a reality for the Brazilian market,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Infiniti.
“We are delighted to enter Brazil as we know discerning customers there are very receptive to premium brands.”
Brazil in alphabetical order heads a group of “emerging” economies collectively known as BRICS. The others are Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Infiniti has expanded rapidly since opening its first dealership in the US in 1989 and now has a presence in 47 markets including South Korea, Russia, China and most recently Singapore, Chile, Dominican Republic, South Africa and Australia. — AFP/Relaxnews