TOKYO -- Nissan Motor Co. began selling a full range of luxury Infiniti cars in Taiwan on Wednesday, making the island the world's third market to offer the complete lineup after North America and the Middle East.
Japan's second-biggest automaker said it had added the G35 sports coupe and M35 luxury sedan to its current line-up consisting of the Q45 sedan, G35 sedan and FX35 crossover vehicle in Taiwan through five exclusive dealerships.
Nissan, held 44 percent by France's Renault SA, said it would open a sixth exclusive showroom in July to help reach its goal of selling more than 2,000 Infiniti vehicles in Taiwan this year. In 2004, it sold 1,182 Infiniti cars there.
"We recognize Taiwan as one of the region's most dynamic markets for luxury vehicles," Nissan Vice President Yasuaki Hashimoto said in a statement.
Nissan has said it would launch the Infiniti brand -- first established in the United States in 1989 -- in more markets around the world over the next three to five years.
Under a three-year business plan that began in April, Nissan aims to boost global sales to 4.2 million units from the 3.6 million targeted for the 12 months to Sept. 30, as it expands into untapped regions and segments.