The end of INFINITI | Industry - Car News Mar 2019

INDUSTRY

11:44 Thursday 14 Mar 2019

In a shock move, INFINITI have announced that they are pulling out of Western Europe.

Nissan’s luxury vehicle division will cease to market its products in Western Europe by early next year, instead focusing on growing markets in North America, China, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

And, in a further blow to the UK car industry, the withdrawal from Western Europe will see the end of INFINITI Q30 and QX30 at the Sunderland plant this summer.  It has not been disclosed whether this will result in job losses at the North East factory, owned by parent company Nissan.

Sales of diesels in Western Europe have been hit hard in recent months, and INIFINITI has announced it will discontinue using the fuel from 2021 in favour of electrification.  However, this has come too late to save the brand in Western Europe.  Instead, the company will be investing in more promising markets, such its SUV offerings in North America, and the introduction of five new models in China over the next five years.

 

Carfinance247 banner


Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter



Popular news stories

 
Hubcap animal sculptures
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled
Audi R8 prices revealed   The new Lotus Evora 400

Hubcap animal sculptures

 

Reid: TopGear like a war

 

Audi R8 prices revealed

 

The new Lotus Evora 400


Comments
INDUSTRY
Mitsubishi recorded its best November UK sales figures ever with 1,843 cars sold.
INDUSTRY
Ford’s SUV model line up has been breaking European sales records for the manufacturer.
INDUSTRY
UK engine production fell by 14.2% in November, a slump in domestic demand largely responsible.
INDUSTRY
Last year was the most successful ever in the ninety-plus year history of Volvo Cars.
INDUSTRY
Sales of MG cars more than doubled during 2018, its most successful year yet.
INDUSTRY
SMMT figures show sales of MGs went up by more than a half last month, in their best ever Jan.