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Nissan in Advanced Talks on Shared Daimler-Infiniti Platform

Nissan Motor Co. is in advanced talks for its Infiniti luxury brand to use an existing Daimler AG car platform, Colin Dodge, a Nissan executive vice president, told reporters on the eve of the Paris Motor Show.

The companies will meet this week to discuss details of the cooperation, such as the selection of Daimler diesel engines to be offered with the Infiniti model, Dodge said yesterday. Infiniti plans to sell vehicles made on Daimler’s mechanical underpinnings in the U.S., Europe and China, he said.