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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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Justin’s dad chose to miss his birth because he wanted to watch Peter Brock hopefully win Bathurst, so it figures Justin grew up to have a car obsession, too – and don’t worry, his dad did turn up in time after some stern words from his mum. That said, despite loving cars and writing, Justin chose to pursue career paths that didn’t lend themselves to automotive journalism, before eventually ending up working as a computer technician. But that car itch just couldn’t be scratched by his chipped Volkswagen Golf R (Mk7), so he finally decided to give into the inevitable and study a Master of Journalism at the same time. And even with the long odds, Justin was lucky enough to land a full-time job as a motoring journalist soon after graduating and the rest, as they say, is history. These days, Justin happily finds himself working at CarsGuide during the biggest period of change yet for the automotive industry, which is perhaps the most exciting part of all. In case you’re wondering, Justin begrudgingly sold the Golf R (sans chip) and still has plans to buy his dream car, an E46 BMW M3 coupe (manual, of course), but he is in desperate need of a second car space – or maybe a third.
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