Nissan Canada Inc. Finishes Fiscal Year with Best-Ever March Sales for Both
Nissan and Infiniti Brands

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 1 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today released its March 2010 sales figures, completing its fiscal year with the company's strongest March results ever with 8,617 total units sold, up 13.3 per cent from March 2009.

Sales for the Nissan brand totaled 7,729 units in March, up ten per cent from the same period last year, while the Infiniti brand accounted for 888 units sold, up nearly 53 per cent from March 2009. Both figures represent the strongest March sales to date for each brand.

Sentra led all Nissan model sales with its best-ever March, selling 1,887 units, up more than 27 per cent from the same period last year. Rogue also had a strong month with 1,346 units sold, up nearly 37 per cent and 370Z recorded a year-over-year increase of nearly 224 per cent with 123 units sold. Also recording strong monthly sales were Maxima, cube, Frontier, XTerra, Armada and Pathfinder.

Infiniti's best March on record was led by G, with 527 units sold, up 70 per cent from the same period last year. Infiniti's M, EX and FX also recorded year-over-year increases of nearly 42, 50 and 20 per cent respectively from March 2009.

    
    NCI MARCH 2010 HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   March 2010 becomes the best-ever month of March for NCI and both its
        Nissan and Infiniti brands
    -   Total NCI sales equaled 8,617 in March, up 13.3 per cent over last
        year
    -   The Nissan brand saw a ten per cent increase in March sales over the
        same month in 2009 with 7,729 units sold
    -   The Infiniti brand saw a 52.8 per cent increase from March 2009, with
        888 units sold
    -   Sentra led the way and recorded its best March on record, selling
        1,887 units
    -   Rogue sold 1,346 units, up 36.6 per cent from March 2009
    -   370Z recorded year-over-year increase of 223.7 per cent, selling
        123 units
    -   cube recorded its strongest month ever with 474 units sold
    -   For the Infiniti brand, G led the way with 527 units sold, up 70 per
        cent from March 2009, while M, EX and FX also all recorded
        year-over-over increases



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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                          March    March  Monthly     CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
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                                              %                          %
                           2010     2009   Change     2010     2009   Change
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    Nissan Division
     Total                7,729    7,024     10.0   16,282   15,179      7.3
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    Versa                 1,556    1,746    -10.9    3,171    3,987    -20.5
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    cube(R)                 474        0    100.0      984        0    100.0
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    Sentra                1,887    1,481     27.4    3,394    2,787     21.8
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    Altima                1,232    1,874    -34.3    3,095    3,769    -17.9
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    Maxima                  173      127     36.2      580      291     99.3
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    370Z                    123       38    223.7      168       54    211.1
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    GT-R                      8       10    -20.0       14       20    -30.0
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    Total Car             5,453    5,276      3.4   11,406   10,908      4.6
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    Frontier                144       88     63.6      320      237     35.0
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    Xterra                   84       52     61.5      196      150     30.7
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    Rogue                 1,346      985     36.6    2,947    2,416     22.0
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    Pathfinder              116       65     78.5      257      175     46.9
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    Murano                  381      375      1.6      730      835    -12.6
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    Quest                    10       41    -75.6       13      125    -89.6
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    Armada                   44        9    388.9       93       24    287.5
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    Titan                   151      133     13.5      320      309      3.6
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    Total Truck           2,276    1,748     30.2    4,876    4,271     14.2
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                          March    March  Monthly     CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
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                                              %                          %
                           2010     2009   Change     2010     2009   Change
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    Infiniti Division
     Total                  888      581     52.8    1,756    1,402     25.2
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    G                       527      310     70.0    1,009      690     46.2
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    M                        44       31     41.9       73       51     43.1
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    Total Car               571      341     67.4    1,082      741     46.0
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    QX56                     10       18    -44.4       35       41    -14.6
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    EX35                    208      139     49.6      402      422     -4.7
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    FX                       99       83     19.3      237      198     19.7
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    Total Truck             317      240     32.1      674      661      2.0
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                          March    March  Monthly     CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
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                                              %                          %
                           2010     2009   Change     2010     2009   Change
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    TOTAL VEHICLE         8,617    7,605     13.3   18,038   16,581      8.8
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    Total Car             6,024    5,617      7.2   12,488   11,649      7.2
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    Total Truck           2,593    1,988     30.4    5,550    4,932     12.5
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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; Alexandra Cygal, Cohn & Wolfe, (647) 259-3266, alexandra.cygal@cohnwolfe.ca


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