Nissan withdraws Micra and Pulsar hatch from Australia

Nissan has announced some pretty major changes to its Australian line-up with the dropping of one model and the rationalization of two others.

The Nissan Micra is the biggest casualty – Nissan telling us there is no longer an adequate business case for offering Micra for sale in the Australian market.

Nissan will also rationalise its Pulsar offering, concentrating on its Pulsar sedan models and removing the hatch grades from the Pulsar range.

The Patrol wagon (Y61) and Patrol cab chassis (UY61) have also now entered ‘run out’ phase, succeeded by the Patrol V8 (Y62) that launched locally in February 2013.

Affected models remain on sale in Nissan dealerships across Australia, with the expectation that remaining stock will sell out in the latter part of the 2016 calendar year.

Nissan Australia Richard Emery said the changes will make Nissan’s local operations stronger.

“These decisions are in line with our commitment to running a robust business in Australia, led by strong products including QASHQAI, X-TRAIL and Navara,”

“Complete after-sales service and technical support for the affected models will continue to be available from our Australian authorised dealer network.”

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