Infiniti sells its last new car in Australia, ending Nissan’s luxury experiment once again

Nissan’s premium brand, Infiniti, has sold its last new vehicle in Australia, bringing to an end its most recent run Down Under, which lasted just shy of eight years.

“We have exhausted all existing stock of new Infiniti vehicles in Australia, but there are still some limited remaining stocks of used and demo vehicles for sale at our remaining dealerships,” an Infiniti Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide.

According to VFACTS sales data, Infiniti Australia sold its final new vehicles in March, when 72 Q30/QX30 small SUVs, 74 Q50 mid-size sedans and 11 Q60 coupes found homes, for a total 157 units.

Just 40 new vehicles were sold in the first two months of the year, 32 of which found homes in February, bringing Infiniti Australia’s 2020 tally to 197 units.

The last QX70 large SUV was sold in February, while the final QX80 upper-large SUV found a home last December.

For reference, Infiniti Australia’s best year came in 2016, when it sold 807 new vehicles. It therefore struggled to compete with market-leading Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, let alone Toyota’s premium brand, Lexus.

As reported, Infiniti Australia announced its departure last September, with five dealerships and three service centres to close by late this year. That said, its parent company Nissan Australia will provide full aftersales support for owners moving forward.

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June 3, 2020 9:01 am Published by