Nissan Y61 Patrol

Nissan Australia Ditches Micra, Pulsar hatch and Y61 Patrol


Nissan Micra baby car, Pulsar hatch and Y61 Patrol and cab chassis all dumped from range

Nissan Australia has axed the Micra light car, re-shuffled its Pulsar range, axing the hatch in the process and removed the ancient Y61 Patrol wagon and cab chassis – the V8 Y62 Patrol remains -from its Australian portfolio.

Nissan says slow sales of all respective models were the catalyst for such decisions and the brand is focusing on it small SUV and Navara range to strengthen its business in Australia “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,” said Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Managing Director and CEO Richard Emery.

“Nissan is committed to maintaining a strong and healthy business in Australia, which includes our national sales company, Nissan Financial Services, Nissan Casting Australia plant, field quality centre and motorsport activities.” Emery added.

While the Nissan has ceased importing Micra, Pulsar and Y61 Patrol models, stock remains in Nissan dealerships, and Nissan expects all remaining units to be sold by the end of 2016.

Customers who purchase these models will still have access to full after sales service and support.

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