Nissan Canada Inc. Announces April 2010 Sales

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 3 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today released its April 2010 sales figures with 7,189 total units sold, up 1.63 per cent from April 2009.

Sales for the Nissan brand totaled 6,576 units in April, up nearly one per cent from the same period last year, while the Infiniti brand accounted for 613 units sold, up thirteen per cent from April 2009.

Altima had a strong month with 1,103 units sold. 370Z lead all Nissan model sales with its best April since 2004 selling 145 units, up nearly 120 per cent from the same period last year. Also recording strong monthly sales were Maxima, Xterra, Armada and Pathfinder.

Sales for the Infiniti brand increased 13 per cent over April 2009. The G line remained consistent with 319 units sold. Infiniti's M more than doubled April 2009 sales and QX, EX and FX also recorded a year-over-year increase of 83, 17 and 19 per cent respectively.

    
    NCI APRIL 2010 HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   Total NCI sales equaled 7,189 in April 2010, up 1.63 per cent over
        last April
    -   The Nissan brand saw a one per cent increase in April sales over the
        same month in 2009 with 6,576 units sold
    -   The Infiniti brand saw a 13 per cent increase from April 2009, with
        613 units sold
    -   370Z recorded year-over-year increase of 119.7 per cent, selling
        145 units
    -   For the Infiniti brand, G remained consistent with 319 units sold and
        M doubled sales over April 2009
    -   QX, EX and FX also all recorded year-over-over increases - 83, 17 and
        19 per cent respectively


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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                    April     April    Monthly    CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2010      2009   % Change    2010      2009    % Change
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    Nissan           6,576     6,532       0.7    22,858    21,711       5.3
    Division
    Total
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    Versa            1,604     1,639      -2.1     4,775     5,626     -15.1
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    cube(R)            191         0     100.0     1,175         0     100.0
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    Sentra           1,467     1,469      -0.1     4,861     4,256      14.2
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    Altima           1,103     1,403     -21.4     4,198     5,172     -18.8
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    Maxima             160       133      20.3       740       424      74.5
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    370Z               145        66     119.7       313       120     160.8
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    GT-R                13         8      62.5        27        28      -3.6
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    Total Car        4,683     4,718      -0.7    16,089    15,626       3.0
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    Frontier           172       120      43.3       492       357      37.8
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    Xterra              82        45      82.2       278       195      42.6
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    Rogue            1,028     1,065      -3.5     3,975     3,481      14.2
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    Pathfinder         103        66      56.1       360       241      49.4
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    Murano             354       304      16.4     1,084     1,139      -4.8
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    Quest                2        37     -94.6        15       162     -90.7
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    Armada              30        12     150.0       123        36     241.7
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    Titan              122       165     -26.1       442       474      -6.8
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    Total Truck      1,893     1,814       4.4     6,769     6,085      11.2
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                    April     April    Monthly    CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                  -----------------------------------------------------------
                     2010      2009   % Change    2010      2009    % Change
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    Infiniti           613       542      13.1     2,369     1,944      21.9
    Division
    Total
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    G                  319       324      -1.5     1,328     1,014      31.0
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    M                   63        26     142.3       136        77      76.6
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    Total Car          382       350       9.1     1,464     1,091      34.2
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    QX56                11         6      83.3        46        47      -2.1
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    EX35               141       120      17.5       543       542       0.2
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    FX                  79        66      19.7       316       264      19.7
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    Total Truck        231       192      20.3       905       853       6.1
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                    April     April    Monthly    CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2010      2009   % Change    2010      2009    % Change
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    TOTAL            7,189     7,074       1.6    25,227    23,655       6.6
    VEHICLE
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    Total Car        5,065     5,068      -0.1    17,553    16,717       5.0
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    Total Truck      2,124     2,006       5.9     7,674     6,938      10.6
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SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Didier Marsaud, Nissan Canada Inc., (905) 629-6400, didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com; Rebecca Lucas, Cohn & Wolfe, (647) 259-3275, rebecca.lucas@cohnwolfe.ca


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