(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Infiniti has announced that sales increased to 5,624 units across the Middle East in 2013 - a substantial rise of 17 per cent compared to 2012. Infiniti's strong performance across the Middle East was significantly enhanced by the popularity of its impressive SUV/crossover line-up.
QX60 sales grew at the fastest rate of any Infiniti model to a total of 1466 units QX80 performed strongly with a nine per cent rise in sales to 978 units QX70 maintains sales and remains Infiniti's most popular model. Q50 preview at Dubai International Motor Show brings strong customer interest and the model is expected to be launched in spring 2014 In its first full year on sale after its launch in 2012, the seven-seat Infiniti QX60 became Infiniti's fastest growing model in the lineup.
Infiniti QX80 with its combination of all terrain capability and first class accommodation also gained a significant increase over 2012 with a rise of nine per cent. QX70 retained its long-held title of Infiniti's most popular model with over 1,500 units sold. With the awaited launch of Infiniti Q50 later this spring, Infiniti has entered 2014 confidently. Juergen Schmitz, general manager, Infiniti in the Middle East, said, ''The results of 2013 demonstrate how our region is responding to Infiniti's global growth strategy which began during 2012.
A key element of that plan was the introduction of new models, leading to the launch of what is now badged QX60. Its popularity has made it our second best-selling model and added further depth to our ever popular SUV range, which continues to sell strongly. ''The combination of high demand for both new and existing models, with the highly-anticipated Q50 to follow in spring this year, underscores that this is a new era for Infiniti.''<