Nissan Reports Canadian Sales for 2012

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today reported 2012 Canadian sales results of 82,194 units. This was one of the best years for the Infiniti brand, with 7,993 units sold, up 15.2 per cent over 2011. The Nissan brand reported annual sales of 74,201 units.

For the month of December, Nissan reported Canadian sales of 4,909 units, down 26.3 per cent over the same month last year. Two redesigned Nissan core models achieved a strong finish to the calendar year. Sales of the new Nissan Pathfinder SUV reached 530 units, an increase of 278.6 per cent from December 2011, and the Nissan Sentra subcompact achieved 944 units, a year-over-year sales increase of 24.4 per cent, making it the top-selling model in the Nissan lineup. The Infiniti luxury brand sold 470 units last month, a slight decrease of 7.5 per cent. Nissan division sales were 4,439 units for the month.

2012 marks a steady year for the completely redesigned Nissan Pathfinder, which posted sales gains of 41.8 per cent - 2,666 units sold. The Rogue crossover continues to be a top performer in the Nissan portfolio, with sales totaling 14,329, besting last year's milestone sales record.

Nissan's truck line-up performed extremely well in the market last year, with both the Nissan Frontier and Titan posting their best sales year ever, up 18.4 per cent and 12.8 per cent respectively.

The Infiniti brand experienced 11 months of consecutive year-over-year growth, with 2012 sales totaling 7,993, up 15.2 per cent over 2011. Propelling this sales momentum is the all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover, which has shaken up its competitive segment posting sales of 2,178 units in nine months.

In 2013, Infiniti will embark on a new era of inspiration; leading with a massive product offensive and the unveiling of the all-new Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 14.

NCI 2012 sales highlights:

  • Best sales year ever for the following models:
    • Titan; 3,499, up 12.8 per cent
    • Frontier; 2,973, up 18.4 per cent
    • Commercial vehicle lineup; 1,091, up 91.7 per cent
    • Nissan Rogue; 14,329, up 1.0 per cent
  • 2012 Pathfinder sales totaled 2,666, up 41.8 per cent
  • In its first full calendar year of sales, the all-electric Nissan LEAF™ sales totaled 240 units in 2012
 
NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  December   December   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
  2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Nissan
Division
Total
4,439   6,149   -27.8   74,201   77,731   -4.5
Versa 397   919   -56.8   12,476   14,497   -13.9
cube ® 12   28   -57.1   318   459   -30.7
LEAF 27   59   -54.2   240   170   41.2
JUKE 189   435   -56.6   3,738   4,586   -18.5
Sentra 944   759   24.4   11,008   12,880   -14.5
Altima 534   960   -44.4   12,793   12,537   2.0
Maxima 56   186   -69.9   2,025   2,069   -2.1
370Z 7   17   -58.8   489   453   7.9
GT-R 3   1   200.0   117   72   62.5
Total Car 2,169   3,364   -35.5   43,204   47,723   -9.5
Frontier 175   197   -11.2   2,973   2,512   18.4
Xterra 76   70   8.6   931   1,258   -26.0
Rogue 923   1,370   -32.6   14,329   14,191   1.0
Pathfinder 530   140   278.6   2,666   1,880   41.8
Murano 241   451   -46.6   4,303   4,862   -11.5
Quest 28   76   -63.2   668   1,022   -34.6
Armada 33   57   -42.1   537   611   -12.1
Titan 197   323   -39.0   3,499   3,103   12.8
NV 67   101   -33.7   1,091   569   91.7
Total Truck 2,270   2,785   -18.5   30,997   30,008   3.3
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  December   December   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
  2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
Infiniti
Division
Total
470   508   -7.5   7,993   6,936   15.2
G 115   248   -53.6   3,003   3,603   -16.7
M 22   23   -4.3   320   408   -21.6
Total Car 137   271   -49.4   3,323   4,011   -17.2
QX56 28   33   -15.2   374   470   -20.4
EX35 97   104   -6.7   1,360   1,521   -10.6
FX 45   100   -55.0   758   934   -18.8
JX 163   0   100.0   2,178   0   100.0
Total Truck 333   237   40.5   4,670   2,925   59.7
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  December   December   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
  2012   2011   % Change   2012   2011   % Change
TOTAL
VEHICLE
4,909   6,657   -26.3   82,194   84,667   -2.9
Total Car 2,306   3,635   -36.6   46,527   51,734   -10.1
Total Truck 2,603   3,022   -13.9   35,667   32,933   8.3
                       

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.

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Didier Marsaud 
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Nissan Canada
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Jenn McCarthy 
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