Nissan reports Canadian sales increase of 20 per cent for November record

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. today reported its best November on record with sales of 7,200 units, an increase of 19.8 per cent from the same month last year. Calendar year-to-date sales are up 9.5 per cent with 84,655 units sold as of month end.

Nissan division reported its best November sales ever with 6,491 deliveries, up 19.9 per cent. Leading sales this month were the popular Nissan Versa and Rogue, up 74.8 and 23.2 per cent, respectively. November sales of both the Nissan Pathfinder and Frontier were the best on record with 938 and 339 units delivered, respectively.

Infiniti Division reported 709 deliveries, an increase of 18.8 per cent over 2012 with the all-new Q50 sports sedan selling 241 units this month.

"Our efforts focused on bringing the right products to Canadian consumers as well as engaging our dealer partners, have resulted in four consecutive months of record sales," said Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada Inc. "With the momentum we've built, we are on track to achieve our strongest year ever in Canada."

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nissan Division reported a November sales record of 6,491 units, up 19.9 per cent from last year
  • The Versa was the most popular Nissan this month with sales of 1,243 units, an increase of 74.8 per cent over November 2012
  • Nissan Pathfinder had its best November ever with 938 units sold, up 38.3 percent from the same month last year
  • The Frontier pick-up truck also reported a November sales record of 339 units
  • Nissan Rogue sold 1,183 units, a 23.2 per cent year-over-year increase
  • Nissan NV200 compact cargo van has its strongest sales month since joining the line-up with spring with 112 units delivered

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Infiniti sold 709 units, up 18.8 per cent over 2012
  • Sales of the all-new 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan totaled 241 units contributing to a combined total of 272 deliveries for the former "G" family
  • Sales of QX60 remained strong with 245 units sold, up 12.9 per cent over last year
NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  November   November   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Nissan Division Total 6,491   5,414   19.9   76,298   69,762   9.4
Versa 1,243   711   74.8   11,427   12,079   -5.4
cube ® 6   20   -70.0   177   306   -42.2
LEAF™ 30   7   328.6   442   213   107.5
JUKE 301   256   17.6   3,808   3,549   7.3
Sentra 872   988   -11.7   13,545   10,064   34.6
Altima 611   689   -11.3   9,774   12,259   -20.3
Maxima 83   70   18.6   1,457   1,969   -26.0
370Z 13   7   85.7   440   482   -8.7
GT-R 4   5   -20.0   120   114   5.3
Total Car 3,163   2,753   14.9   41,190   41,035   0.4
Frontier 339   238   42.4   2,715   2,798   -3.0
Xterra 84   102   -17.6   994   855   16.3
Rogue 1,183   960   23.2   15,034   13,406   12.1
Pathfinder 938   678   38.3   7,253   2,136   239.6
Murano 275   236   16.5   3,233   4,062   -20.4
Quest 18   35   -48.6   649   640   1.4
Armada 46   33   39.4   502   504   -0.4
Titan 264   269   -1.9   3,137   3,302   -5.0
NV 69   110   -37.3   965   1,024   -5.8
NV200 112   0   100.0   626   0   100.0
Total Truck 3,328   2,661   25.1   35,108   28,727   22.2
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  November   November   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 709   597   18.8   8,357   7,523   11.1
G Sedan 4   114   -96.5   1,276   2,219   -42.5
Q50 241   0   100.0   1,097   0   100.0
Q60                         27   30   -10.0   488   669   -27.1
M 17   23   -26.1   245   298   -17.8
Total Car 289   167   73.1   3,106   3,186   -2.5
QX50 113   94   20.2   1,338   1,263   5.9
QX60 245   217   12.9   2,949   2,015   46.4
QX70 25   80   -68.8   577   713   -19.1
QX80 37   39   -5.1   387   346   11.8
Total Truck 420   430   -2.3   5,251   4,337   21.1
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  November   November   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 7,200   6,011   19.8   84,655   77,285   9.5
Total Car 3,452   2,920   18.2   44,296   44,221   0.2
Total Truck 3,748   3,091   21.3   40,359   33,064   22.1

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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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