NISSAN CANADA INC. ANNOUNCES MARCH SALES RESULTS

- Nissan Sentra remains strongest seller in Nissan line-up -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 1 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today released March sales of 8,553 units - a decrease of 0.7 per cent over March 2010 and up 1.4 per cent calendar year-to-date. Nissan sales accounted for 7,726 units, remaining flat over the same month last year, while Infiniti sold 827 units, a decrease of 6.9.

Nissan's sales were dominated by the popular Sentra and Rogue with 1,831 and 1,383 vehicles sold, respectively, while the all-new 2011 Nissan Quest enjoyed strong sales in its first full month available with 112 units sold. Year-over-year sales jumped for Pathfinder, Murano and Maxima by 141.4, 47.5 and 36.4 per cent, respectively.

On the Infiniti side the G line-up remained the most popular with sales of 476, while the all-new for 2011 Infiniti QX56 sold 52 units, a jump of 420 per cent over March 2010. The Infiniti M, also redesigned for 2011, sold 59 units in March, up 34.1 per cent over last year.

NCI March 2011 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Canada Inc. March sales were 8,553 units
  • Nissan sales accounted for 7,726 while Infiniti sales totaled 827
  • Nissan Sentra remained the most popular vehicle in the line-up with 1,831 units sold, followed by the Nissan Rogue with 1,383
  • The all-new Nissan Quest had strong first-month sales of 112 units sold
  • Sales of Pathfinder, Murano and Maxima jumped this month by 141.4, 47.5 and 36.4 per cent, respectively
  • Sales of the Infiniti G line-up including the G37 Coupe, Convertible and Sedan, totaled 476
  • Fully redesigned for 2011, sales of the Infiniti QX56 and M jumped 420 and 34.1 per cent respectively, year-over-year

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 169 independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. 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
   March     March    Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
Nissan Division Total   7,726   7,729   0.0    16,692     16,282    2.5
Versa 1,177   1,556   -24.4   2,409   3,171   -24.0
cube ® 46   474   -90.3   131   984   -86.7
JUKE 350   0   100.0   981   0   100.0
Sentra 1,831   1,887   -3.0   3,276   3,394   -3.5
Altima 1,089   1,232   -11.6   2,787   3,095   -10.0
Maxima 236   173   36.4   505   580   -12.9
370Z 45   123   -63.4   84   168   -50.0
GT-R 1   8   -87.5   3   14   -78.6
Total Car 4,775   5,453   -12.4   10,176   11,406   -10.8
Frontier 193   144   34.0   403   320   25.9
Xterra 150   84   78.6   325   196   65.8
Rogue 1,383   1,346   2.7   3,061   2,947   3.9
Pathfinder 280   116   141.4   667   257   159.5
Murano 562   381   47.5   1,152   730   57.8
Quest 112   10   1020.0   195   13   1400.0
Armada 67   44   52.3   167   93   79.6
Titan 204   151   35.1   546   320   70.6
Total Truck 2,951   2,276   29.7   6,516   4,876   33.6
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
   March     March    Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 827   888   -6.9   1,607   1,756   -8.5
G 476   527   -9.7   851   1,009   -15.7
M 59   44   34.1   105   73   43.8
Total Car 535   571   -6.3   956   1,082   -11.6
QX56 52   10   420.0   134   35   282.9
EX35 162   208   -22.1   318   402   -20.9
FX 78   99   -21.2   199   237   -16.0
Total Truck 292   317   -7.9   651   674   -3.4
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  March   March   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 8,553   8,617   -0.7   18,299   18,038   1.4
Total Car 5,310   6,024   -11.9   11,132   12,488   -10.9
Total Truck 3,243   2,593   25.1   7,167   5,550   29.1

 

 

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

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Heather Meehan
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: (647) 259-3268
Email: heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca

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