Infiniti will leave Western Europe in 2020March 12, 2019
The company officially confirmed the information about the cessation of sales of its cars in Western Europe, as well as the cessation of production of models Q30, QX30 in the UK this summer.
Rumors were circulating for quite some time, and now official information has appeared that Nissan will take out the luxury Infiniti brand from Western Europe in early 2020. The company announced a restructuring plan that will focus the brand on the largest growth markets – North America and China. Unfortunately, this means that the production of the Infiniti Q30 and QX30 will end by mid-2019 at a plant in Sunderland in the UK.
The company states that production management “will discuss any impact on the plant with employees and their representatives.” Infiniti also states that it is working on “finding alternative opportunities for all employees who may be affected, also consulting with employee representatives and identifying opportunities to transfer workers to new jobs.”
As for the dealerships, the company states that it will enter into agreements on termination of the franchise, while providing the support and services necessary to ensure a smooth transition to the new conditions.
The exit from Western Europe will not affect the current brand activities in Eastern Europe, in the Middle East and in Asia. According to the automaker, these markets continue to grow for Infiniti.
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