Nissan’s luxury car brand Infiniti has decided to pull the plug on the Q70. The executive sedan will be retired from the United States and Canada after the 2019MY, but dealers will continue to sell the existing stock until it runs out.
“The Q70 will not be available for the 2020 model year in the United States and Canada”, an Infiniti spokesperson told CarScoops. “We expect that there will be quantities of the 2019 model year through the end of the calendar year at least.”
“In response to consumer demand, we continue to focus on sport utilities and crossovers, and the all-new QX55 sport utility coupe will be added to Infiniti showrooms within the year. We are, however, absolutely committed to the car market with our Q50 sports sedan, which continues to be one of the top sellers at our retailers, and the Q60 sports coupe.”
U.S. sales of the Q70 have dropped from 10,818 units in 2011 to 9,130 in 2012, 5,283 in 2013 and 5,034 in 2014. In 2016, they delivered 5,872 examples, 5,772 in 2017 and 4,479 last year, according to CarSalesBase. From January to September 2019, just 2,196 Q70s were sold, practically sealing the model’s fate.
The 2019 Q70 is still present in the company’s official U.S. website that lists it 2019 at $50,400 for the standard version and $51,900 for the L, both of which are available with either a 3.7-liter V6 or a 5.6-liter V8. The rivaling Mercedes-Benz E-Class has an MSRP of $54,050, while the BMW 5-Series starts at $53,900 and the Audi A6 at $54,900. Pricing for the new Cadillac CT5, on the other hand, starts at just $36,895.