Of a total of 442,000 cars rolling off the production lines at Sunderland last year, just 12,400 were Infinitis, down from 27,000 the year before.
Production of the firm's two UK-built models, the Q30 and QX30, will end at Nissan's Sunderland plant in July.
The manufacturer said the move was part of its plans to withdraw from the premium vehicle market in western Europe, where competition from JaguarLand Rover, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz was too complicated to keep up with.
However, that stance has now changed and the end of Infiniti production in the United Kingdom comes just a matter of weeks after Nissan confirmed that it would not be building the forthcoming X-Trail SUV there, as previously planned.
The Nissan-owned automaker said it's working to find other jobs for employees that might be affected, and once that's done, it'll focus on ending franchise agreements. Infiniti's sales in western Europe nearly halved previous year to 5,800 vehicles.
The Nissan division added that it aimed to transform Infiniti into a "top challenger brand" in the premium sector of the world vehicle marketplace.
Infiniti will continue selling cars in Russian Federation and eastern Europe, it said.
In addition to the tough competition, the Japanese premium brand, headquartered in Hong Kong since 2012, has struggled to effectively meet emissions and other regulatory requirements in the region, Hale said, referring to stringent Euro 6 emissions requirements and other regulatory challenges.
In a statement, Infiniti said its restructuring plan "will focus the brand on its largest growth markets, specifically North America and China, while withdrawing from western Europe". Instead, Nissan will promote the Infiniti brand in the U.S. and Chinese markets.
"Infiniti markets and sells independently as a premium brand", a company representative explained to The Drive.
The carmaker has made a decision to shift production of its Q30 model to Japan amid weak sales in western Europe. There are 55 Infiniti retail stores in western Europe.
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