Infiniti, Daimler plan platform

Infiniti is developing a platform with Daimler that will spawn four models, including a crossover, Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen told Bloomberg.

The first car using the architecture will come to market in 2017, de Nysschen said.

Daimler said in September that it's considering more cooperation with Nissan and Renault to produce parts for compact vehicles. Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand licenses transmissions to Infiniti under a 2012 agreement.

"We are open for new projects as long as all partners benefit from them," a Daimler spokesman said. "We are constantly in talks with each other about many topics."