Nissan Canada Inc. Announces Record January Sales

- New January Sales Records for Nissan Frontier, Rogue and GT-R -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today announced its best January sales on record with a total of 5,351 units sold, an increase of 23.4 per cent over January 2011. Sales for the Nissan brand were 4,986 units, up 24.4 per cent while Infiniti sales grew by 10.6 per cent, with 365 units sold.

Nissan's core models continued to perform well with the Nissan Rogue leading Nissan sales, achieving a new January sales record with 1,071 units sold (up 18 per cent). Sales of Sentra and Murano increased significantly year-over-year up 70.1 and 62.6 per cent, respectively. Altima and Versa sales were also up with 863 and 655 units sold, respectively while the all-electric Nissan LEAF sold 30 units in January.

Nissan's truck/SUV sales were strong last month with significant year-over-year increases for the Frontier (223.5 per cent), Pathfinder (63.3 per cent) and Xterra (37.0 per cent).

Infiniti sales were up 10.6 per cent this month with the G line-up continuing to be Infiniti's top seller with 202 units sold, an increase of 42.3 per cent. The Infiniti FX continues to perform well in the Canadian winter with 56 units sold last month, an increase of 7.7 per cent.

"This is our third consecutive month achieving record sales," said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "We're pleased to have such a strong start to the new year and with the exciting products coming to both the Nissan and Infiniti line-ups, we're sure this momentum will continue."

NCI January 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Canada Inc. recorded best January sales with 5,351 units sold, an increase of 23.4 per cent over 2011
  • Best-ever January for Nissan with sales of 4,986 units sold, a year-over-year increase of 24.4 per cent
  • Infiniti sales totaled 365 units, a 10.6 per cent increase over 2011
  • Best January sales for:
    1. Rogue - 1,071 units sold, an 18 per cent year-over-year increase
    2. Frontier - 220 units sold, up 223.5 per cent
    3. GT-R - 5 units sold, up 400 per cent
  • Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF were 30 units in January
  • Nissan Sentra sold 706 units, up 70.1 per cent
  • Nissan Pathfinder sold 294 units, up 63.3 per cent
  • Nissan Murano sold 418 units, a 62.6 per cent year-over-year increase
  • Infiniti G is the strongest seller in the Infiniti line-up with 202 units sold

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 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 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion U.S.). 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 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year. For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  January   January   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD 
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Nissan
Division Total
4,986   4,008   24.4   4,986   4,008   24.4
Versa  655   608   7.7   655   608   7.7
cube ® 29   42   -31.0   29   42   -31.0
LEAF 30   0   100.0   30   0   100.0
JUKE 223   331   -32.6   223   331   -32.6
Sentra 706   415   70.1   706   415   70.1
Altima 863   797   8.3   863   797   8.3
Maxima 88   120   -26.7   88   120   -26.7
370Z 11   20   -45.0   11   20   -45.0
GT-R 5   1   400.0   5   1   400.0
Total Car 2,610   2,334   11.8   2,610   2,334   11.8
Frontier 220   68   223.5   220   68   223.5
Xterra 74   54   37.0   74   54   37.0
Rogue 1,071   908   18.0   1,071   908   18.0
Pathfinder 294   180   63.3   294   180   63.3
Murano 418   257   62.6   418   257   62.6
Quest 40   7   471.4   40   7   471.4
Armada 52   28   85.7   52   28   85.7
Titan 146   172   -15.1   146   172   -15.1
NV 61   0   100.0   61   0   100.0
Total Truck 2,376   1,674   41.9   2,376   1,674   41.9
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  January   January   Monthly    CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Infiniti
Division Total
365   330   10.6   365   330   10.6
G 202   142   42.3   202   142   42.3
M 13   17   -23.5   13   17   -23.5
Total Car 215   159   35.2   215   159   35.2
QX56 33   40   -17.5   33   40   -17.5
EX35 61   79   -22.8   61   79   -22.8
FX 56   52   7.7   56   52   7.7
Total Truck 150   171   -12.3   150   171   -12.3
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  January   January   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
TOTAL
VEHICLE
5,351   4,338   23.4   5,351   4,338   23.4
Total Car 2,825   2,493   13.3   2,825   2,493   13.3
Total Truck 2,526   1,845   36.9   2,526   1,845   36.9

 

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

Kate Longmoore
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: (647) 259-3287
Email: kate.longmoore@cohnwolfe.ca

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