Nissan Canada Inc. Records Its Second-Highest Annual Sales in 2009

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today released its December and 2009 annual sales figures, concluding another strong year with its second-highest annual sales in its history - down less than five per cent compared with 2008's record-breaking results.

Total 2009 sales for both the Nissan and Infiniti brands equaled 79,018 units. Of that, Nissan accounted for 71,937 units, while Infiniti ended the year with 7,081 units.

December 2009 sales for Nissan totaled 4,652 units, up 15 per cent from December 2008, while Infiniti accounted for 489 units, up one per cent over the same period last year.

Altima led all Nissan models with 1,081 units sold, up 44 per cent from December 2008, while Sentra, Xterra, Pathfinder, Armada and Titan all showed strong year-over-year increases for the month. For Infiniti, G led all sales with 234 units sold, up 23 per cent from the same period last year.

    
    NCI 2009 AND DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   Total NCI sales equaled 79,018 in 2009, down five per cent over 2008
        making this the second-highest sales year in the company's history
    -   Nissan's 2009 sales were down 4.5 per cent over 2008 with 71,937
        units sold - also the second-highest sales year for the Nissan brand
    -   Total NCI sales for the month of December were up almost 14 per cent
        over the same period last year, with 5,141 units
    -   The Nissan brand saw a 15 per cent increase in December sales over
        same month in 2008 with 4,652 units
    -   Altima lead the charge for Nissan in December, totaling 1,081 units
        (44 per cent increase over December 2008), followed closely behind by
        Versa with 1,070 units
    -   Truck sales continued a strong momentum in December with Armada,
        Titan, Pathfinder and Xterra registering high increases in sales over
        the same period last year
    -   Infiniti sales for the month of December 2009 were up one per cent
        over same period in 2008, with G leading all models at 234 units sold


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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                  December  December   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD     CYTD
                      2009      2008  % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    Nissan           4,652     4,042      15.1    71,937    75,292      -4.5
     Division
     Total
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    Versa            1,070     1,085      -1.4    20,097    21,845      -8.0
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    cube(R)            238         0     100.0     2,416         0     100.0
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    Sentra             786       583      34.8    13,431    11,000      22.1
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    Altima           1,081       751      43.9    13,852    16,676     -16.9
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    Maxima             118       101      16.8     1,642     1,475      11.3
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    370Z                28         7     300.0       567       311      82.3
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    GT-R                 5         2     150.0       133       137      -2.9
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    Total Car        3,326     2,529      31.5    52,138    51,444       1.3
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    Frontier            99        99       0.0     1,649     1,608       2.5
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    Xterra              68        50      36.0       613       800     -23.4
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    Rogue              714       874     -18.3    11,056    13,163     -16.0
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    Pathfinder          99        65      52.3       815     1,196     -31.9
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    Murano             211       330     -36.1     3,691     4,557     -19.0
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    Quest                7        35     -80.0       402       904     -55.5
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    Armada              31         7     342.9       196       100      96.0
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    Titan               97        53      83.0     1,377     1,520      -9.4
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    Total Truck      1,326     1,513     -12.4    19,799    23,848     -17.0
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                  December  December   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD     CYTD
                      2009      2008  % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    Infiniti           489       484       1.0     7,081     8,159     -13.2
     Division
     Total
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    G                  234       190      23.2     3,998     4,286      -6.7
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    M                   13        14      -7.1       217       410     -47.1
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    Total Car          247       204      21.1     4,215     4,696     -10.2
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    QX56                14        20     -30.0       162       160       1.3
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    EX35               136       161     -15.5     1,785     2,300     -22.4
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    FX                  92        99      -7.1       919     1,003      -8.4
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    Total Truck        242       280     -13.6     2,866     3,463     -17.2
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                  December  December   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD     CYTD
                      2009      2008  % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    TOTAL            5,141     4,526      13.6    79,018    83,451      -5.3
     VEHICLE
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    Total Car        3,573     2,733      30.7    56,353    56,140       0.4
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    Total Truck      1,568     1,793     -12.5    22,665    27,311     -17.0
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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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