Nissan Canada Inc. announces record sales for first half of 2012

  • Best-ever monthly sales for Nissan NV, Juke, Frontier and Titan

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported record sales of 47,105 units for the first half of 2012, up 8.1 per cent over the same period last year, and the second-best month on record with 9,872 units sold. Infiniti is tracking up 23.4 per cent for the year with 4,005 units sold, while sales of Nissan total 43,100 units, up 6.9 per cent CYTD.

With sales of 9,116 units across the Nissan line-up, several models recorded best-ever months in June including the Nissan NV commercial vehicle line-up with 131 units sold, up 138.2 per cent over June 2011. Nissan pick-up trucks continued to break records with best-ever months for the Titan (388 units, up 148.7 per cent) and Frontier (368 units, up 25.2 per cent). With 580 units sold in June (up 45.7 per cent), Nissan Juke broke its previous monthly sales records.

Nissan's popular crossovers recorded best-ever June sales with Rogue and Murano sales totalling 1,423 and 676 units, respectively (up 78.1 and 190.1 per cent). Nissan Armada also had a record June with 74 units sold, up 42.3 per cent. Sales of Quest and Maxima jumped 150.8 and 88.2 per cent, respectively, while Nissan's iconic sports cars were high in demand with GT-R and 370Z sales up 325.0 and 140.4 per cent, over the same month last year.

Infiniti sales are up 24.5 per cent in June with 756 units sold, and are tracking up 23.4 per cent CYTD. The all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover remains the most popular vehicle in the Infiniti line-up with 352 units sold in June.

"We could not be more pleased with our results at the half-way point for 2012, which is a testament to the excitement and strength across the Nissan and Infiniti line-ups," said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "With the imminent arrival of the all-new Nissan Altima in dealerships, followed by the all-new Sentra and Pathfinder later this year, we anticipate this success to continue."

NCI June 2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nissan Canada Inc. announces record CYTD sales of 47,105 units, up 8.1 per cent over the same period last year
  • With 9,872 units sold, June 2012 is Nissan Canada's second best month on record
  • Nissan sales are up 6.9 per cent CYTD (43,100 units)
  • Infiniti sales increased 24.5 per cent this month with 756 units
  • Best-ever monthly sales for: the Nissan NV line-up, Nissan Juke, Titan and Frontier
  • Best-ever June sales for: Nissan Rogue, Murano and Armada
  • Sales of GT-R and 370Z jumped 325.0 and 140.4 per cent, respectively in June
  • Quest and Maxima sales were 153 and 271 units, respectively (up 150.8 and 88.2 per cent)
  • The all-new JX remains Infiniti's most popular model with 352 sold in June

NISSAN DIVISION SALES        
  June   June     Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD        
  2012    2011    % Change   2012   2011   % Change        
Nissan Division Total 9,116   10,686     -14.7   43,100   40,333   6.9
Versa 1,408   2,854     -50.7   7,014   8,084   -13.2
cube ® 51   37     37.8   215   205   4.9
LEAF 20   0     100.0   137   0   100.0
JUKE 580   398     45.7   2,342   1,848   26.7
Sentra 1,305   1,803     -27.6   5,523   7,826   -29.4
Altima 1,846   3,394     -45.6   8,255   7,838   5.3
Maxima 271   144     88.2   1,544   1,049   47.2
370Z 113   47   140.4   429   285   50.5
GT-R 17   4     325.0   75   18   316.7
Total Car 5,611   8,681     -35.4   25,534   27,153   -6.0
Frontier 368   294     25.2   1,532   1,123   36.4
Xterra 130   231     -43.7   559   760   -26.4
Rogue 1,423   799     78.1   8,579   6,020   42.5
Pathfinder 162   124     30.6   1,042   1,075   -3.1
Murano 676   233   190.1   2,936   2,215   32.6
Quest 153   61     150.8   471   422   11.6
Armada 74   52     42.3   366   310   18.1
Titan 388   156     148.7   1,529   1,151   32.8
NV 131   55   138.2   552   104   430.8
Total Truck 3,505   2,005   74.8   17,566   13,180   33.3
         
INFINITI DIVISION SALES        
  June   June   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD        
  2012    2011    % Change    2012    2011    % Change
Infiniti Division Total 756   607   24.5   4,005   3,245   23.4
G 192   331   -42.0   1,872   1,758   6.5
M 25   29   -13.8   162   218   -25.7
Total Car 217   360   -39.7   2,034   1,976   2.9
QX56 29   29   0.0   175   223   -21.5
EX35 103   163   -36.8   577   679   -15.0
FX 55   55   0.0   384   367   4.6
JX 352   0   100.0   835   0   100.0
Total Truck 539   247   118.2   1,971   1,269   55.3
         
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES        
  June   June   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD        
  2012    2011    % Change    2012    2011    % Change       
TOTAL VEHICLE 9,872   11,293   -12.6   47,105   43,578   8.1
Total Car 5,828   9,041   -35.5   27,568   15,853   73.9
Total Truck 4,044   2,252   79.6   19,537   9,711   101.2

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 175 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.

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

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

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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