Nissan Canada Inc. reports August sales

-  Infiniti ties its best August on record with a 19.4 per cent year-over-year increase

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported August sales of 6,329 units, down 14.7 per cent over the same month last year. Nissan division sales were 5,549 units for the month, down 18.0 per cent. Sales of Infiniti tied its best August on record (2010) with 780 units sold, up 19.4 per cent over August 2011.

The completely redesigned Nissan Altima has started to arrive to Canadian dealerships, and coupled with the award-winning previous generation Altima, contributed to monthly sales with 963 vehicles - up an impressive 68.1 per cent from August 2011. Staying true to its robust appeal, the Nissan Titan continued its sales momentum this year with 397 units sold, representing its best month on record. Nissan's subcompact models recorded notable gains in August. The Nissan Sentra continues to be the top-selling vehicle in the Nissan portfolio with year-over-year sales up 66.3 per cent to 1,134 units sold, and sales for the fuel efficient Nissan Versa are up 23.2 per cent at 856 units.

Infiniti tied its best August sales record, with 780 units, an increase of 19.4 per cent and is tracking up 22.4 per cent calendar year-to-date. The all-new JX luxury crossover continues to be the top-seller in the Infiniti lineup, and August sales totaled 262 units. The Infiniti brand has posted year-over-year increases each month so far in 2012.

"The top-sellers in August, including the dynamic new Altima, represent the importance our customers place on best-in-class fuel economy and modern styling. Canadians will see those key traits continue with the imminent arrival of the all-new Nissan Pathfinder and Sentra," said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada. "The Infiniti JX is helping to propel Infiniti to an incredible sales year as our luxury brand continues to post year-over-year increases."

NCI AUGUST 2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Infiniti Division sales are up 19.4 per cent with 780 units sold
  • The all-new JX is Infiniti's most popular model with 295 units sold in August
  • Sales of the Infiniti QX are up 44.8 per cent year-over-year with 42 units sold
  • Nissan Titan sales set a new all-time record at 397 units
  • Sentra is the strongest seller in the Nissan line-up with 1,137 units sold
  • Altima sales totaled 963, up 68.1 per cent year-over-year
  • Versa posted a year-over-year increase of 23.2 per cent at 856 vehicles sold
  • The Nissan NV commercial vehicle line-up posted strong gains of 16.9 per cent with 83 units sold
  • Nissan Division sales were 5,549 in August


NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Nissan Division Total 5,549   6,768   -18.0   53,284   54,055   -1.4
Versa 856   695   23.2   8,772   10,399   -15.6
cube ® 15   48   -68.8   241   297   -18.9
LEAF 20   9   122.2   180   25   100.0
JUKE 237   365   -35.1   2,715   2,642   2.8
Sentra 1,134   682   66.3   7,794   9,875   -21.1
Altima 963   573   68.1   9,713   9,532   1.9
Maxima 81   326   -75.2   1,696   1,488   14.0
370Z 15   46   -67.4   453   372   21.8
GT-R 8   6   33.3   94   30   213.3
Total Car 3,329   2,750   21.1   31,658   34,660   -8.7
Frontier 267   353   -24.4   1,977   1,769   11.8
Xterra 34   56   -39.3   630   1,023   -38.4
Rogue 1,037   2,178   -52.4   10,569   9,087   16.3
Pathfinder 78   206   -62.1   1,167   1,399   -16.6
Murano 270   608   -55.6   3,363   3,123   7.7
Quest 24   103   -76.7   510   586   -13.0
Armada 30   57   -47.4   414   412   0.5
Titan 397   386   2.8   2,263   1,762   28.4
NV 83   71   16.9   733   234   213.2
Total Truck 2,220   4,018   -44.7   21,626   19,395   11.5
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 780   653   19.4   5,466   4,467   22.4
G 259   341   -24.0   2,286   2,406   -5.0
M 19   31   -38.7   196   272   -27.9
Total Car 278   372   -25.3   2,482   2,678   -7.3
QX56 42   29   44.8   236   287   -17.8
EX35 131   137   -4.4   843   969   -13.0
FX 67   115   -41.7   513   533   -3.8
JX 262   0   100.0   1,392   0   100.0
Total Truck 502   281   78.6   2,984   1,789   66.8
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  August   August   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 6,329   7,421   -14.7   58,750   58,522   0.4
Total Car 3,607   3,122   15.5   34,140   37,338   -8.6
Total Truck 2,722   4,299   -36.7   24,610   21,184   16.2

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 30 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/.

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information:

Media contacts: 

Didier Marsaud
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada Inc.
Tel: 905-259-3400
Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Jenn McCarthy
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: 647-259-3305
Email: jennifer.mccarthy@cohnwolfe.ca

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