In fact, after the rocky run-up, Genesis recently took its first steps into the Aussie market. Hyundai and Kia are carving out purchases from other marques such as Infiniti. The salesman at the local dealership actually said to me “Infiniti is the cheapest luxury brand” during the sales process. Other luxury brands aren’t feeling quite as much pinch. When it comes to buying a car I want something that has more proven reliability, reasonable cost of ownership and operation, something that fits my needs at my stage in life and something that is enjoyable to drive. And made in Japan for all non-China versions. It is getting harder and harder to do the retail arbitraging business because people are getting smarter when purchasing items online. A car is simply a tool but it loses value quickly, in 99.9% of the time. If you want a G35/37 replacement with a manual and a N/A V6, then go buy a used G35 or G37. Maybe make it kind of tweener sized. And they increase the cost of manufacturing that we have to pay for and it doesn’t work in the real world. That's a huge market to be missing out on, so it shouldn't be a big surprise that the brand is now withdrawing from the Australian market as well. But they somehow are stumped? Q50 is not even close. You either go cheaper, not as cheap as the Jetta maybe, but once you kit a typical car up to the standard 30-50k sales price, you get just as much as you do in the full blown Lux car. I am shopping for a new car and was researching for an Infinity Q50,Q60,Q70 but got scared away because of reliability issues from reviews I read. In the mild luxury realm we have Lincoln’s new mojo, the presence of Genesis, and even Cadillac’s new mating dances. 7) Take advantage of the full strength of your engineering departments and parts bins. If you don’t believe me, just head over to Ebay and you will see many people competing to sell the same stuff that is sold on Amazon, but at a marked up price. Infiniti is offering something interesting for its top-spec Q50 model. Yes. Bigger picture, the industry has been hit by six months of sales declines in 2019, and all large automakers, Asian or American, were facing large drops (double digits, in many cases) in September. They’re selling a Nissan at a higher price when they label it Infiniti, but does that carry the load for the added cost to rebadge, dual marketing and sales staff, etc? The basis of the Infinii’s business opportunity is for you to recruit as many people as possible to be an affiliate of Infinii. The only difference is that you, as a middleman, will source the items from manufacturers rather than from a retail store. Great V6 (for the period), rwd, and even a manual or non cvt transmission, plus it looked cool. Nowhere. The Australian News website is reporting that "slow sales and a global change of direction for the brand," has led Infiniti to leave the Australian market. Q5, Q3, GLC, GLB, etc. Infiniti is what Lincoln used to be – dated models with marginal upgrades, combined with bad decisions spanning several model years (such as hanging onto the loathed and maligned CVT). They got away from what made them popular and now they’re struggling just to survive. Find out how you can too! They’ve made their paint look richer, and the premium brands have gone with black plastic and chrome covered plastic where there’s no paint, so they now look like Hyundais and Kias. Lexus sold over 18,000 units, while BMW and Mercedes-Benz were over 27,000 units. So how does Infiniti play ball? I agree with you on how they are not desirable, except in 2002 the Infiniti G35 coupe and sedan was a pretty cool ride I thought. Tesla is eating into a lot of the near to mid lux sales. The problem is, when you enter into the MLM business like this, you are entering a completely different niche, you are no longer in the Retail Arbitrage or Drop Shipping niche, but you are in the “Online Business Opportunity” niche. I think this is a real issue. The new QX50 is made at one of the three Nissan plants in Aguascalientes Mexico, probably in the side-by-side Plant 3, where one half is Mercedes, the other half Nissan. Big time. Why not make base cars and let buyers choose what they want to pay extra for? Don’t fall into the Escalade chrome awfulness or the older Mercedes M/E-class chrome add on “upgrades” trap. As the old aphorism goes: you can’t polish a turd. Infiniti in particular seems to lag on new product development and they don’t have home run crossovers like the MDX and RDX. He was, in true sales speak, happy to report that everything at that dealership was great. That, IMO, made it a better car and that’s why I bought it. Infiniti is going through a strategic change.A critical part of the turnaround is a risky, new positioning for the brand. As for the dealership experience, it was lousy overall, although one fellow was friendly (the guy I bought the QX from). Yikes. So in essence, you wanted Infiniti’s lineup to be frozen in ice until you got good and ready to buy one? And Lincoln was the first to get ignored. I can’t speak or others, but the G got better over time. I would have been better off staying with non-luxury offerings and just going for a top trim vehicle in that segment. Is making money from Infinii as simple as what many claimed?