Nissan Canada Inc. sales increase 36.9 per cent in May

- Infiniti sales up 76.8 per cent with popularity of all-new Infiniti JX -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported May sales of 9,204 units, an increase of 36.9 per cent over May 2011 and tracking up 15.3 per cent calendar year-to-date. Led by sales of the all-new JX, Infiniti recorded its fifth straight month of growth with 831 units sold, up 76.8 per cent. Nissan sales totalled 8,373 this month, a year-over-year increase of 33.9 per cent.

The Nissan JUKE recorded its best sales month ever with 555 units, up 222.7 per cent over last May. Nissan Altima was the top seller in the Nissan line-up with 1,907 units sold, tracking up 44.2 per cent calendar year-to-date. Nissan Versa and Rogue followed with sales of 1,432 and 1,378 units, respectively, while sales of Maxima and Murano jumped 65.0 and 56.8 per cent, respectively (325 and 574 units). The Nissan Titan and Armada recorded best-ever May sales with 286 and 65 units, respectively.

With its arrival in dealerships just over a month ago, the JX luxury crossover was the top seller in the Infiniti line-up in May with 398 units, followed by the G line-up with 220. Sales of the QX56 were up 44.4 per cent this month, with the FX and EX up 7.4 and 4.2 per cent, respectively.

"Our double-digit growth is a testament to the strength of both the Nissan and Infiniti line-ups," said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "The addition of the all-new Infiniti JX is just the beginning as we ramp up for an exciting year of new models across both brands."

NCI May 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Canada Inc. sales of 9,204 in May represent a 36.9 per cent increase over last year
  • With five months of consecutive growth, Infiniti sales of 831 units represent a jump of 76.8 per cent
  • The all-new Infiniti JX is the strongest seller in the Infiniti line-up with 398 units sold
  • Calendar year-to-date sales of the Infiniti G line-up are up 17.7 per cent
  • Nissan sales jumped 33.9 per cent with 8,373 units
  • Sales of Nissan JUKE totalled 555 units, its strongest month ever
  • The Altima is the top seller with 1,907 units, followed by the Versa (1,432) and Rogue (1,378)
  • Strongest May for Titan and Armada with 296 and 65 units, respectively
  • Sales for the versatile Nissan NV were 101 units in May
  • All-electric Nissan LEAF sales totalled 23 units

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 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.

NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Nissan Division Total 8,373   6,251   33.9   33,984   29,647   14.6
Versa 1,432   1,480   -3.2   5,606   5,230   7.2
cube ® 52   20   160.0   164   168   -2.4
LEAF 23   0   100.0   117   0   100.0
JUKE 555   172   222.7   1,762   1,450   21.5
Sentra 981   1,139   -13.9   4,218   6,023   -30.0
Altima 1,907   856   122.8   6,409   4,444   44.2
Maxima 325   197   65.0   1,273   905   40.7
370Z 119   60   98.3   316   238   32.8
GT-R 22   8   175.0   58   14   314.3
Total Car 5,416   3,932   37.7   19,923   18,472   7.9
Frontier 249   220   13.2   1,164   829   40.4
Xterra 82   108   -24.1   429   529   -18.9
Rogue 1,378   1,127   22.3   7,156   5,221   37.1
Pathfinder 112   125   -10.4   880   951   -7.5
Murano 574   366   56.8   2,260   1,982   14.0
Quest 100   79   26.6   318   361   -11.9
Armada 65   50   30.0   292   258   13.2
Titan 296   207   43.0   1,141   995   14.7
NV 101   37   173.0   421   49   759.2
Total Truck 2,957   2,319   27.5   14,061   11,175   25.8
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 831   470   76.8   3,249   2,638   23.2
G 220   270   -18.5   1,680   1,427   17.7
M 30   33   -9.1   137   189   -27.5
Total Car 250   303   -17.5   1,817   1,616   12.4
QX56 26   18   44.4   146   194   -24.7
EX35 99   95   4.2   474   516   -8.1
FX 58   54   7.4   329   312   5.4
JX 398   0   100.0   483   0   100.0
Total Truck 581   167   247.9   1,432   1,022   40.1
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 9,204   6,721   36.9   37,233   32,285   15.3
Total Car 5,666   4,235   33.8   21,740   15,853   37.1
Total Truck 3,538   2,486   42.3   15,493   9,711   59.5

 

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

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