The Nissan Pulsar sedan has been quietly dropped from the company’s local line-up, at least for the time being.
Peter Fadeyev, general manager for corporate communications at Nissan Australia, told CarAdvice that it’s not a permanent farewell.
“To meet ACL (Australian Consumer Law) requirements, we have to remove promotion of this model until supply for consumers returns to a sufficient threshold,” he said.
Without the Pulsar sedan or hatch, the Japanese manufacturer is now left with no entrant in the small car market, currently dominated by the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and the soon-to-be replaced Hyundai i30.
Last month Nissan sold 70 Pulsars, down from the 419 units shifted in the same month of 2016 – a reduction of 83 per cent.
By comparison, 3473 Mazda 3s were sold in January, while 2943 Corollas found homes over the same period.