Nissan Canada Inc. announces August sales results

- Sales up 7.8 per cent and best month ever for Nissan Rogue, Frontier and Titan -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today released August sales of 7,421 units - an increase of 7.8 per cent over August 2010 and up 3.2 per cent calendar year-to-date. Nissan sales were 6,768, up 10.9 per cent over the same month last year led by strong sales in the CUV/SUV and truck segments. Infiniti sales decreased 16.3 per cent this month to 653.

August was the strongest month ever for Nissan Rogue sales in Canada with 2,178 sold, an increase of 49.9 per cent over August 2010. Sales of Murano doubled over the same month last year with 608 sold, an increase of 105.4 per cent. Nissan trucks also achieved significant milestones this month with best-ever months for both Frontier and Titan selling 353 and 386 units, respectively. Armada had its best August ever with 57 sold.

Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF continued with fleet customers in August, and consumer reservations for the car opened on August 27th. Consumer deliveries will begin in the coming weeks. Sales of the Nissan NV full-size commercial van have steadily increased each month since sales began this spring.

On the Infiniti side, the FX sold 115 units this month, an increase of 7.5 per cent while the G line-up sold 341 units. In August, Infiniti revealed the first photos of the all-new Infiniti JX Concept, a 7-passenger luxury cross-over joining the line-up next spring.

"Both the Murano and Rogue were game-changers when they were introduced and they still resonate with Canadians looking for utility, innovative features and comfort, wrapped in a stylish package," said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada, Inc. "With the introduction of the Nissan LEAF and our commercial van line-up this year, we continue to push the boundaries in new segments."

NCI August 2011 Highlights

  • Nissan Canada Inc. August sales were 7,421
  • Nissan sales were 6,768 units, up 10.9 per cent
  • Infiniti sales were 653 units, down 16.3 per cent
  • Best-ever month for Rogue with 2,178 units, up 49.9 per cent
  • Murano sales doubled to 608, up 105.4 per cent
  • Best-ever months for Frontier and Titan with 353 and 386 units sold, respectively
  • Best-ever August for Armada with 57 sold
  • Infiniti FX sales increased 7.5 per cent with 115 sold
NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
Nissan Division Total 6,768   6,102   10.9   54,055   51,220   5.5
Versa 695   1,281   -45.7   10,399   12,097   -14.0
cube ® 48   127   -62.2   297   1,793   -83.4
LEAF 9   0   100.0   25   0   100.0
JUKE 365   0   100.0   2,642   0   100.0
Sentra 682   1,110   -38.6   9,875   10,688   -7.6
Altima 573   873   -34.4   9,532   8,726   9.2
Maxima 326   149   118.8   1,488   1,328   12.0
370Z 46   45   2.2   372   706   -47.3
GT-R 6   7   -14.3   30   53   -43.4
Total Car 2,750   3,592   -23.4   34,660   35,391   -2.1
Frontier 353   231   52.8   1,769   1,259   40.5
Xterra 56   113   -50.4   1,023   662   54.5
Rogue 2,178   1,453   49.9   9,087   9,229   -1.5
Pathfinder 206   118   74.6   1,399   865   61.7
Murano 608   296   105.4   3,123   2,340   33.5
Quest 103   1   100.0   586   19   2984.2
Armada 57   46   23.9   412   256   60.9
Titan 386   252   53.2   1,762   1,199   47.0
NV 71   0   100.0   234   0   100.0
Total Truck 4,018   2,510   60.1   19,395   15,829   22.5
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 653   780   -16.3   4,467   5,496   -18.7
G 341   376   -9.3   2,406   3,004   -19.9
M 31   49   -36.7   272   381   -28.6
Total Car 372   425   -12.5   2,678   3,385   -20.9
QX56 29   42   -31.0   287   130   120.8
EX35 137   206   -33.5   969   1,279   -24.2
FX 115   107   7.5   533   702   -24.1
Total Truck 281   355   -20.8   1,789   2,111   -15.3
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 7,421   6,882   7.8   58,522   56,716   3.2
Total Car 3,122   4,017   -22.3   37,338   38,776   -3.7
Total Truck 4,299   2,865   50.1   21,184   17,940   18.1

About Nissan Canada Inc.
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 171 independent Nissan dealerships and 29 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.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards. 

 

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information:

Media contacts: 
Didier Marsaud 
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Tel: (905) 629-6400
Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Heather Meehan
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: (647) 259-3268
Email: heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca

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