9: Infiniti QX30
At this point, the Infiniti brand has become more lost then it ever was before. When Infiniti was introduced to the American automotive market by Nissan in 1989, the cars were unique and had an identity of their own. The QX30 is a rushed attempt to cash in on the rise of high-riding crossovers, as most of the Infiniti brand has become dated. Infiniti cars share platforms with most of the Nissan lineup of vehicles, and consumers are no longer blind to this fact. Therefore, if you’re in the market for a luxury car you might overlook Infiniti.
The QX30 has some good attributes to it such as high-quality interior materials. But the car is still basically a Nissan, and nowadays that works against the Infiniti brand. With the QX30 being axed there will be a void in the Infiniti lineup. Nissan is also prepping to release the Z Pronto and this could spell the end for an upcoming performance model.