Nissan Canada Inc. January Sales Results



    -Infiniti division records best January ever-

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) released its
sales figures for January, 2008 today, with total sales for both Nissan and
Infiniti brands totaling 5,074 units, down 2.2 per cent over January 2007.
    The Nissan brand accounted for 4,536 units in January, down 4.3 per cent
year-over-year. The Infiniti brand accounted for 538 units, selling 20 per
cent more units than in January 2007 and marking the best January in its
history.
    Sales for Infiniti were led by the all-new G37 Coupe with 65 units, a 141
per cent increase year-over-year. The EX35, Infiniti's newest luxury crossover
which debuted in December, sold an impressive 128 units. Sales for Nissan were
led by the Versa with 1,174 units sold, as well as the Murano, which saw an
increase in sales of 26 per cent year-over-year.

    
    NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
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    -  Versa sales were up 9.4 per cent over January 2007 with 1,174 units
    -  The new Rogue continued strong with 954 units, its second best month
       on record
    -  Murano sales totaled 331 units in January 2008, a 26 per cent increase
       over the same period last year
    -  Titan sales rose 16 per cent year-over-year with 123 units sold last
       month

    INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
    -------------------
    -  Although the highest selling model for Infiniti last month was the
       G35 Sedan with 187 units, the all-new G37 Coupe had the highest
       year-over-year increase of 141 per cent
    -  Sales of the M35/45 were up 60 per cent over January 2007 with 51
       units sold
    -  The all-new EX35 had an impressive start in January 2008 with 128
       units

    NCI HIGHLIGHTS
    --------------
    -  NCI sold 5,074 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles combined this month
    -  Truck, SUV and CUV sales for both brands were up 10 per cent
       year-over year



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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                  January   January    Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2008      2007   % Change      2008      2007  % Change
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    Nissan
    Division
    Total           4,536     4,740       -4.3     4,536     4,939      -8.2
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    Versa           1,174     1,073        9.4     1,174     1,073       9.4
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    Sentra            549       711      -22.8       549       711     -22.8
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    Altima            871     1,114      -21.8       871     1,114     -21.8
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    Altima Coupe      122         0      100.0       122         0     100.0
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    Maxima             45        85      -47.1        45        85     -47.1
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    350Z               13        21      -38.1        13        21     -38.1
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    Total Car       2,774     3,004       -7.7     2,774     3,004      -7.7
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    Frontier          112       161      -30.4       112       161     -30.4
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    Xterra             75       117      -35.9        75       117     -35.9
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    X-Trail             0       827     -100.0         0     1,026    -100.0
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    Rogue             954         0      100.0       954         0     100.0
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    Pathfinder         97       165      -41.2        97       165     -41.2
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    Murano            331       263       25.9       331       263      25.9
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    Quest              60        80      -25.0        60        80     -25.0
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    Armada             10        17      -41.2        10        17     -41.2
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    Titan             123       106       16.0       123       106      16.0
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    Total Truck     1,762     1,736        1.5     1,762     1,935      -8.9
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                  January   January    Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                 ------------------------------------------------------------
                     2008      2007   % Change      2008      2007  % Change
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    Infiniti
    Division
    Total             538       449       19.8       538       449      19.8
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    G37 Coupe          65        27      140.7        65        27     140.7
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    G35 Sedan         187       306      -38.9       187       306     -38.9
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    M                  51        32       59.4        51        32      59.4
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    Total Car         303       365      -17.0       303       365     -17.0
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    QX56               18        13       38.5        18        13      38.5
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    EX35              128        NA         NA       128        NA        NA
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    FX                 89        71       25.4        89        71      25.4
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    Total Truck       235        84      179.8       235        84     179.8
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                  January   January    Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                 ------------------------------------------------------------
                     2008      2007   % Change      2008      2007  % Change
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    TOTAL
    VEHICLE         5,074     5,189       -2.2     5,074     5,388      -5.8
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    Total Car       3,077     3,369       -8.7     3,077     3,369      -8.7
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    Total Truck     1,997     1,820        9.7     1,997     2,019      -1.1
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For further information:

For further information: Donna Trawinski, Corporate Manager, Corporate
Communications, Nissan Canada Inc. at (905) 629-6435 or
donna.trawinski@nissancanada.com or Alexandra Cygal, Cohn & Wolfe at (647)
259-3266 or Alexandra.cygal@cohnwolfe.ca

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