Infiniti has confirmed it will exit the Australian market in late 2020.
Since launching locally in 2012, Nissan’s luxury arm has struggled for traction in the increasingly crowded luxury market.
For now, the brand will continue to sell and service cars through its five remaining dealerships in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Legislation ensures owners will continue to be supported for the next decade, most likely through Nissan service departments.
Infiniti says it is committed to fulfilling its obligations to customers in Australia. According to Infiniti, “the company is assessing the most effective and convenient way of providing full aftersales service for Infiniti owners in Australia, including service, maintenance and warranty repairs.” More details will be released in the coming months.
For context, Infiniti registered just 649 vehicles in Australia in 2018. In the first seven months of 2019, Infiniti has moved just 351 cars. Japanese rival Lexus regularly sells between 600-800 cars each month. In July, Mercedes-Benz sold 2792 new cars excluding its commercial vehicles.
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