Nissan no longer has a sedan in its Australian line-up after discontinuing the Altima (Teana to us). According to CarAdvice, Nissan’s local arm still has stocks of the medium-sized sedan (large for us), but will no longer be bringing more Down Under.

“The reason relates to the investment required to update the Australian-market Altima’s engines to meet the new Euro 5 emissions standard in Australia. Nissan has decided to not make this investment, so, for now, the Altima won’t be in our new-vehicle catalogue in the future. As a result, production of the Altima sedan will stop for Australia,” said Peter Fadeyev, GM of corporate communications at Nissan Australia.

This latest development comes after the discontinuation of the Pulsar sedan (Sylphy to us) there earlier this year. “The Nissan Altima sedan and Pulsar sedan won’t be offered in Australia in the future,” Fadeyev confirmed.

In any case, sales of the Altima has not been good. CarAdvice points out that the sedan found 1,791 and 1,488 Australian homes in 2014 and 2015 respectively, before sales tapered to just 890 units last year. Nissan has sold 154 Altimas so far this year (till end March). In its roughly three and a half year lifespan in Oz, Nissan sold 4,593 units of the sedan. In contrast, Toyota has shifted 4,389 Camrys in this year alone.

With the sedan book closed, Nissan will no doubt double efforts in pushing SUV sales in Australia. There, the Japanese carmaker has a strong five-model range that includes the Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail, Pathfinder and Patrol. The Navara caters to ute buyers.