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Nissan reports best-ever Canadian sales for August, up almost 30 per cent year-over-year

Canada NewsWire

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today reported its best August ever in Canada with sales of 8,192 units, an increase of 29.4 per cent from the same month last year. With six consecutive months exceeding 8,000 units sold, Nissan Canada Inc. calendar year-to-date sales are its strongest to date.

Nissan division sales totaled an August record of 7,279 deliveries, up 31.2 per cent. The Infiniti division also set a monthly sales record with deliveries totaling 913 units, an increase of more than 17 per cent over 2012.

"I am delighted to see that our commitment to provide new and exciting vehicles which are right for the Canadian market, is resonating with consumers," said Christian Meunier, President, Nissan Canada Inc. "The new Nissan models continue to be in high demand and with the all-new Rogue arriving later this year, we expect this momentum to continue."

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nissan Division had its best August ever with sales totaling 7,279 units, up 31.2 per cent from last year
  • Nissan Rogue was the strongest seller in the line-up with a 55 per cent year-over-year increase and 1,610 units sold
  • The all-new Versa Note contributed to Versa sales increasing 78 per cent over last year with 1,527 units sold
  • Nissan Pathfinder sales jumped more than 800 per cent year-over-year with 711 units delivered
  • The JUKE, Xterra and Nissan's all-electric LEAF all posted strong year-over-year increases of 72, 79 and 180 per cent, respectively

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Infiniti posted its best August ever in Canada with sales totaling 913 units, up 17.1 per cent over August 2012
  • Combined sales of the brand new Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and G sedan achieved an August sales record of 444 units, up 133 per cent
NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Nissan Division Total 7,279   5,549   31.2   54,423   53,284   2.1
Versa 1,527   856   78.4   7,354   8,772   -16.2
cube ® 16   15   6.7   140   241   -41.9
LEAF™ 56   20   180.0   346   180   92.2
JUKE 408   237   72.2   2,772   2,715   2.1
Sentra 964   1,134   -15.0   10,507   7,794   34.8
Altima 780   963   -19.0   7,005   9,713   -27.9
Maxima 49   81   -39.5   973   1,696   -42.6
370Z 39   15   160.0   365   453   -19.4
GT-R 7   8   -12.5   95   94   1.1
Total Car 3,846   3,329   15.5   29,557   31,658   -6.6
Frontier 211   267   -21.0   1,923   1,977   -2.7
Xterra 61   34   79.4   800   630   27.0
Rogue 1,610   1,037   55.3   11,094   10,569   5.0
Pathfinder 711   78   811.5   4,650   1,167   298.5
Murano 270   270   0.0   2,416   3,363   -28.2
Quest 87   24   262.5   542   510   6.3
Armada 35   30   16.7   353   414   -14.7
Titan 304   397   -23.4   2,031   2,263   -10.3
NV 79   83   -4.8   746   733   1.8
NV200 65   0   100.0   311   0   100.0
Total Truck 3,433   2,220   54.6   24,866   21,626   15.0
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 913   780   17.1   5,997   5,466   9.7
G 485   259   87.3   1,908   2,286   -16.5
M 37   19   94.7   182   196   -7.1
Total Car 522   278   87.8   2,090   2,482   -15.8
QX56 54   42   28.6   285   236   20.8
EX35 98   131   -25.2   1,008   843   19.6
FX 43   67   -35.8   450   513   -12.3
JX 196   262   -25.2   2,164   1,392   55.5
Total Truck 391   502   -22.1   3,907   2,984   30.9
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 8,192   6,329   29.4   60,420   58,750   2.8
Total Car 4,368   3,607   21.1   31,647   34,140   -7.3
Total Truck 3,824   2,722   40.5   28,773   24,610   16.9

More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards. 

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 32 Infiniti retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

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