Infiniti to withdraw from United Kingdom and Western Europe in 2020

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Infiniti said this decision was part of a restructuring plan that allows it to focus purely on its most active markets - namely, North America and China.

Infiniti vehicles will no longer be made in Sunderland from the middle of 2019, auto giant Nissan has announced. That reversed a decision announced two years ago after Prime Minister Theresa May's government offered some 60 million pounds in incentives.

The major automaker will concentrate its management resources in North America and China, while pulling the Infinity brand out of Western Europe.

About 70,000 of Infinite cars have been made in Sunderland since production began in 2015.

Around 250 people work on Infiniti models at Nissan's Sunderland plant, and it is hoped that these employees will be offered work elsewhere.

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NISSAN'S sister brand Infiniti is to end production of its cars at the Sunderland auto plant and quit Western Europe as part of a global restructuring plan. It will offer no new diesel options from 2021 onward when it will begin a campaign to electrify its entire lineup on a new platform. Normal operations will continue in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia, it says.

Infiniti UK confirmed it will honour any outstanding vehicles warranties, while customers with a vehicle on order will be contacted in due course.

Nissan will cease production of its luxury Infiniti brand at its Sunderland factory by the summer, potentially putting jobs at risk.

This news follows the announcement from Honda that it will be closing its Swindon plant in 2021, resulting in the loss of 3,000 United Kingdom jobs. Infiniti's sales in western Europe nearly halved past year to 5,800 vehicles.

Once this is complete, the company says it will on ending its agreements with franchised dealers, providing "the support and services necessary to ensure a smooth transition".

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