Nissan Canada Inc. Announces May 2010 Sales Results

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today released its May 2010 sales figures with 8,232 total units sold, down 1.9 per cent from May 2009.

Sales for the Nissan brand totaled 7,487 units in May, down 2.4 per cent from the same period last year, while the Infiniti brand accounted for 745 units sold, up almost four per cent from May 2009.

Versa, Sentra and Altima were the strongest sellers for the Nissan brand in May with 1,899, 1,701 and 1,489 units sold, respectively. 370Z had its best sales month since April 2004 with 158 units sold, up 45 per cent over May 2009.

Sales for the Infiniti brand were up 3.8 per cent from May 2009. The all-new 2011 Infiniti M had its best month since April 2007 with 76 units sold, up 280 per cent over the same month last year. Sales of FX and EX remained strong with increases of 59.7 and 5.2 per cent, respectively.

    
    NCI MAY 2010 HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   Total NCI sales equaled 8,232 in May 2010, down 1.9 per cent over
        May 2009
    -   The Nissan brand sold 7,487 units this month, down 2.4 per cent
    -   Versa, Sentra and Altima were the strongest sellers for Nissan this
        month
    -   370Z sold 158 units, up 45 per cent over May 2009
    -   Infiniti sales increased 3.8 per cent with 745 units sold
    -   Infiniti M had its strongest sales month since April 2007, selling
        76 units
    -   Sales of FX and EX increased 59.7 and 5.2 per cent, respectively

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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                    May       May   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                   2010      2009  % Change      2010      2009  % Change
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    Nissan
     Division
     Total        7,487     7,672      -2.4    30,345    29,383       3.3
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    Versa         1,899     2,127     -10.7     6,674     7,753     -13.9
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    cube(R)         166       171      -2.9     1,341       171     684.2
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    Sentra        1,701     1,660       2.5     6,562     5,916      10.9
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    Altima        1,489     1,283      16.1     5,687     6,455     -11.9
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    Maxima          118       166     -28.9       858       590      45.4
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    370Z            158       109      45.0       471       229     105.7
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    GT-R              9        23     -60.9        36        51     -29.4
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    Total Car     5,540     5,539       0.0    21,629    21,165       2.2
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    Frontier        144       185     -22.2       636       542      17.3
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    Xterra           78        56      39.3       356       251      41.8
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    Rogue         1,157     1,190      -2.8     5,132     4,671       9.9
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    Pathfinder       91        77      18.2       451       318      41.8
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    Murano          336       446     -24.7     1,420     1,585     -10.4
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    Quest             1        50     -98.0        16       212     -92.5
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    Armada           25         8     212.5       148        44     236.4
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    Titan           115       121      -5.0       557       595      -6.4
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    Total Truck   1,947     2,133      -8.7     8,716     8,218       6.1
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                    May       May   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                   2010      2009  % Change      2010      2009  % Change
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    Infiniti
     Division
     Total          745       718       3.8     3,114     2,662      17.0
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    G               367       454     -19.2     1,695     1,468      15.5
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    M                76        20     280.0       212        97     118.6
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    Total Car       443       474      -6.5     1,907     1,565      21.9
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    QX56             13         4     225.0        59        51      15.7
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    EX35            182       173       5.2       725       715       1.4
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    FX              107        67      59.7       423       331      27.8
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    Total Truck     302       244      23.8     1,207     1,097      10.0
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                    May       May   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                   2010      2009  % Change      2010      2009  % Change
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    TOTAL
     VEHICLE      8,232     8,390      -1.9    33,459    32,045       4.4
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    Total Car     5,983     6,013      -0.5    23,536    22,730       3.5
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    Total Truck   2,249     2,377      -5.4     9,923     9,315       6.5
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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; Heather Meehan, Cohn & Wolfe, (647) 259-3268, heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca

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