Nissan Canada Inc. Breaks Sales Record in 2008



    -Nissan Releases Annual and Monthly Sales Results-

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) released its
annual and monthly sales figures today concluding another record-breaking
year, with total sales increasing for both the Nissan and Infiniti brands.
Total sales in 2008 for Nissan were 75,292 units and 8,159 units for Infiniti,
resulting in a calendar year total of 83,451. This breaks last year's record
of 76,783 by 8.7%.
    For December, the Nissan brand accounted for 4,042 units sold while the
Infiniti brand accounted for 484 units. Versa led all models with 1,085 units
sold, while Sentra, Maxima, Murano, QX56, FX and EX35 all showed
year-over-over increases for the month.

    
    NCI 2008 HIGHLIGHTS
    -------------------

    -   Total NCI sales were 83,451, an increase of 8.7% over 2007.
    -   Total Nissan sales were 75,292, an increase of 7.5% over the previous
        year.
    -   Total Infiniti sales were 8,159, an increase of 20.8% over 2007.
    -   Versa led all models with 21,845 units sold.
    -   Sentra sold 11,000 units, an increase of 2,437 units (28.5%)
        year-over-year.

    NISSAN DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
    --------------------------

    -   Total Nissan brand sales were 4,042 units.
    -   Versa led all models with 1,085 units sold, up 14.7% from 2007.
    -   Murano sold 330 units, an increase of 17% year-over-year.

    INFINITI DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
    ----------------------------

    -   Total Infiniti brand sales were 484 units sold, up 16.6% over
        December 2007.
    -   G led Infiniti sales with 190 units sold.
    -   EX35 sold 161 units in December while FX sold 99 units, up 4.2% from
        2007.

    NCI DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
    -----------------------

    -   NCI sold 4,526 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles combined this month.


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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                        December December  Monthly    CYTD    CYTD     CYTD
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                          2008     2007   % Change    2008    2007  % Change
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    Nissan Division
     Total               4,042    4,970      -18.7  75,292  70,027       7.5
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    Versa                1,085      946       14.7  21,845  21,940      -0.4
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    Sentra                 583      569        2.5  11,000   8,563      28.5
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    Altima                 751    1,206      -37.7  16,676  17,126      -2.6
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    Maxima                 101       46      119.6   1,475   1,304      13.1
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    350Z                     7        8      -12.5     311     469     -33.7
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    GT-R                     2        0      100.0     137       0     100.0
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    Total Car            2,529    2,775       -8.9  51,444  49,402       4.1
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    Frontier                99      123      -19.5   1,608   2,162     -25.6
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    Xterra                  50      113      -55.8     800   1,469     -45.5
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    X-Trail                  0        2     -100.0       0   4,593    -100.0
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    Rogue                  874    1,313      -33.4  13,163   2,910     352.3
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    Pathfinder              65      138      -52.9   1,196   1,944     -38.5
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    Murano                 330      282       17.0   4,557   4,159       9.6
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    Quest                   35       61      -42.6     904   1,341     -32.6
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    Armada                   7        8      -12.5     100     153     -34.6
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    Titan                   53      155      -65.8   1,520   1,894     -19.7
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    Total Truck          1,513    2,195      -31.1  23,848  20,625      15.6
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    INFINITY DIVISION SALES
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                        December December  Monthly    CYTD    CYTD     CYTD
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                          2008     2007   % Change    2008    2007  % Change
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    Infiniti Division
     Total                 484      415       16.6   8,159   6,756      20.8
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    G                      190      269      -29.4   4,286   4,908     -12.7
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    M                       14       40      -65.0     410     550     -25.5
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    Total Car              204      309      -34.0   4,696   5,458     -14.0
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    QX56                    20       11       81.8     160     204     -21.6
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    EX35                   161        0      100.0   2,300       0     100.0
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    FX                      99       95        4.2   1,003   1,094      -8.3
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    Total Truck            280      106      164.2   3,463   1,298     166.8
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                        December December  Monthly    CYTD    CYTD     CYTD
                       ------------------------------------------------------
                          2008     2007   % Change    2008    2007  % Change
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    TOTAL VEHICLE        4,526    5,385      -16.0  83,451  76,783       8.7
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    Total Car            2,733    3,084      -11.4  56,140  54,860       2.3
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    Total Truck          1,793    2,301      -22.1  27,311  21,923      24.6
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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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