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Nissan drops Micra, Pulsar hatchback and Y61 Patrol…

Nissan Australia has announced it will pull the Micra, Pulsar hatchback from the Australian market, while it has put the ageing but effective Y61 Patrol into run-out.

NISSAN AUSTRALIA revealed overnight that after a review of its passenger car line-up it would pull the Nissan Micra from sale here, which should give the new Kia Picanto more opportunity. The Nissan Pulsar hatchback is also being dropped while the Pulsar sedan will continue.

But the most frustrating news for 4×4 enthusiasts is that the Y61 Patrol and Patrol cab chassis are now in runout with stock expected to be depleted by the end of the year.

“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.

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

“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.”


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CogitoErgoZoom
CogitoErgoZoom
4 years ago

Not that i am a expert, but a company the size of Nissan/Renault, and the massive range it has that could be imported, shows me the managers have NFI, they just sitting their waiting for the train to plow head on and do F/A to stop it, might as well cull Infiniti too.

I take my hat off to Mitsubishi with its small and older range and the job it does

godafoss
godafoss
4 years ago

Having had to drive Pulsar hatc for two weeks, I’m not surpirsed they are pulling it. What utter crap to drive. There was no area where you could point out something good, other than it had plenty of room and big boot. CVT gearbox is horrible, styling is putrid, poverty pack fittings, poor brakes, suspension and seats, very ordinary performance. Don’t think I’m picking on Nissan as these apply to the Corolla as well which has tiny boot, poor fuel economy despite the gutless engine, terrible dash/console design.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober