LOS ANGELES – Going up against the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series and Lexus LS proved to be too much for Infiniti’s Q45 large luxury sedan. After sales slumped to embarrassingly low levels in the U.S. this year (386 sales through November vs. 27,899 for the class-leading S-Class), Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. pulled the car from the market for the ’07 model year. Nissan has been guarded about the possibility of a next-generation Q. Thomas Lane, corporate vice president-product planning and ...

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