Nissan Reports Canadian Sales for February

-Infiniti achieves best-ever February sales-

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today reported Canadian monthly sales of 5,635 units, down 11.1 per cent over the same month last year. The Infiniti luxury brand recorded its best-ever February with sales of 711 units, up 27.2 per cent over the same month last year. Nissan division sales were 4,924 units for the month, down 14.9 per cent.

The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover remains a popular new entry with sales of 276 units in February, making it Infiniti's top seller. The 2013 G line-up sold 154 units. EX37 jumped 115.9 per cent in February and both the QX56 and FX increased sales up 30.6 and 20.4 per cent, respectively.

On the Nissan side, sales of the all-new 2013 Pathfinder SUV increased 80.1 per cent with 434 units sold. The Rogue continues to be the most popular vehicle in the line-up with sales of 1,022 units, followed by the all-new Sentra and Versa with 918 and 661 units, respectively. Sales of JUKE increased 14.4 per cent year-over-year, with a NISMO version arriving soon in limited supply.

The Nissan commercial vehicle line-up sold 88 units, up 11.4 per cent in February. The all-new Nissan NV200 compact commercial van will join the full-size line-up in dealerships soon offering best-in-class fuel economy and turning radius, and other unexpected features like Tire Pressure Monitoring System, all for the lowest starting MSRP in this competitive segment.

NCI FEBRUARY 2013 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Infiniti achieves best-ever February sales of 711 units, up 27.2 per cent
  • The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover recorded sales of 276 units while EX sales were up 115.9 per cent
  • QX56 and FX sales increased 30.6 and 20.4 per cent, respectively
  • The all-new Nissan Pathfinder recorded a year-over-year increase of 80.1 per cent, with 434 units sold
  • Nissan Rogue remains the top seller in Nissan's line-up with 1,022 units, followed by the Sentra (918 units) and Versa (661 units)
  • Sales of Nissan's commercial vehicle line-up increased 11.4 per cent
  • The all-electric Nissan LEAF sold 37 units in February
  • Total NCI sales were 5,635 units, down 11.1 per cent
  • Nissan division sales were 4,924 units for the month, down 14.9 per cent
NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  February   February   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Nissan
Division
Total
4,924   5,783   -14.9   9,025   10,769   -16.2
Versa 661   790   -16.3   1,182   1,445   -18.2
cube ® 18   19   -5.3   31   48   -35.4
LEAF™ 37   18   105.6   74   48   54.2
JUKE 246   215   14.4   425   438   -3.0
Sentra 918   905   1.4   1,677   1,611   4.1
Altima 636   909   -30.0   1,135   1,772   -35.9
Maxima 102   271   -62.4   205   359   -42.9
370Z 8   15   -46.7   17   26   -34.6
GT-R 3   9   -66.7   6   14   -57.1
Total Car 2,629   3,151   -16.6   4,752   5,761   -17.5
Frontier 148   218   -32.1   310   438   -29.2
Xterra 66   75   -12.0   125   149   -16.1
Rogue 1,022   1,191   -14.2   1,845   2,262   -18.4
Pathfinder 434   241   80.1   833   535   55.7
Murano 293   465   -37.0   511   883   -42.1
Quest 26   58   -55.2   58   98   -40.8
Armada 37   50   -26.0   67   102   -34.3
Titan 181   255   -29.0   348   401   -13.2
NV 88   79   11.4   176   140   25.7
Total Truck 2,295   2,632   -12.8   4,273   5,008   -14.7
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  February   February   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Infiniti
Division
Total
711   559   27.2   1,232   924   33.3
G 154   382   -59.7   289   584   -50.5
M 26   23   13.0   52   36   44.4
Total Car 180   405   -55.6   341   620   -45.0
QX56 47   36   30.6   74   69   7.2
EX35 149   69   115.9   273   130   110.0
FX 59   49   20.4   108   105   2.9
JX 276   0   100.0   436   0   100.0
Total Truck 531   154   244.8   891   304   193.1
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  February   February   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
TOTAL
VEHICLE
5,635   6,342   -11.1   10,257   11,693   -12.3
Total Car 2,809   3,556   -21.0   5,093   6,381   -20.2
Total Truck 2,826   2,786   1.4   5,164   5,312   -2.8

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 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). 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 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

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

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About 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 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 32 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.

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

Anthony Field
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: 647-259-3268
Email: anthony.field@cohnwolfe.ca

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