DETROIT – Top Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. executives admit the company’s Infiniti luxury unit is not among BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus as current “Tier 1” luxury brands in the U.S. The reasons Infiniti trails its premium-maker rivals are manifold, according to Patrick Pelata Nissan executive vice president, product planning and strategy, adding that it will be “five to 10 years” before the Infiniti brand can count itself among that group. “We’re getting there,” he promises. Most of ...

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