Nissan Canada Inc. reports record sales for 2011

- Best-ever year and best December on record for NCI and Nissan brand -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported 2011 sales results of 84,667 units, concluding the best-ever sales year in Nissan Canada's history. This was also a record calendar year for the Nissan brand, with 77,731 units sold, up 3.9 per cent over 2010. Infiniti reported annual sales of 6,936 units.

Record months were achieved for several popular models including the Nissan JUKE, Armada, Titan and Rogue leading to records for both NCI and the Nissan brand in December with 6,657 and 6,149 units sold, respectively. Infiniti achieved sales of 508 units in the same period. Sales of the Infiniti EX and FX were strong in December with an increase of 35.1 and 37 per cent, respectively over 2010 figures.

"In 2011, new products and a diversified lineup contributed to the achievement of our best ever sales year," said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "Now, and throughout 2012, we will continue to strengthen our presence in Canada including the addition of the all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover to the Infiniti line-up, and several exciting new models including the all-new Nissan Pathfinder which we'll show for the first time in Detroit next week."

Nissan Canada Inc.'s banner sales year is highlighted by best-ever months for February, June, November and December, with June marking Nissan's strongest sales month in history.

NCI Sales Highlights

  • Nissan Canada Inc. posted record December sales of 6,657 units sold, up 32.9 per cent over 2010
  • Nissan brand reports best December on record with 6,149 units sold, up 38.6 per cent
  • Best December for the following Nissan vehicles:
    • JUKE with 435 units, up 31.4 per cent
    • Armada with 57 units, up 7.5 per cent
    • Titan with 323 units, up 56 per cent
    • Rogue with 1,370 units, up 52.4 per cent
  • Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF sales totaled 59 units in December, its strongest month since sales began in late July
  • Sales of Infiniti decreased 11.5 per cent from the prior year to 508 units
  • December sales of the Infiniti EX grew to 77 units, up 35.1 per cent over the same month last year
  • Sales of the Infiniti FX grew to 100 units, up 37 per cent

About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 171 independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion U.S.). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year. For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  December   December   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD 
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
Nissan Division Total 6,149   4,435   38.6   77,731   74,780   3.9
Versa  919   701   31.1   14,497   15,743   -7.9
cube ® 28   137   -79.6   459   2,864   -84.0
LEAF 59   0   100.0   170   0   100.0
JUKE 435   331   31.4   4,586   825   455.9
Sentra 759   479   58.5   12,880   14,651   -12.1
Altima 960   697   37.7   12,537   13,425   -6.6
Maxima 186   122   52.5   2,069   2,266   -8.7
370Z 17   36   -52.8   453   899   -49.6
GT-R 1   1   0.0   72   62   16.1
Total Car 3,364   2,504   34.3   47,723   50,735   -5.9
Frontier 197   170   15.9   2,512   2,272   10.6
Xterra 70   83   -15.7   1,258   1,040   21.0
Rogue 1,370   899   52.4   14,191   13,199   7.5
Pathfinder 140   133   5.3   1,880   1,400   34.3
Murano 451   386   16.8   4,862   3,798   28.0
Quest 76   0   100.0   1,022   20   5010.0
Armada 57   53   7.5   611   413   47.9
Titan 323   207   56.0   3,103   1,903   63.1
NV 101   0   100.0   569   0   100.0
Total Truck 2,785   1,931   44.2   30,008   24,045   24.8
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  December   December   Monthly    CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 508   574   -11.5   6,936   8,233   -15.8
G 248   327   -24.2   3,603   4,408   -18.3
M 23   43   -46.5   408   550   -25.8
Total Car 271   370   -26.8   4,011   4,958   -19.1
QX56 33   54   -38.9   470   265   77.4
EX35 104   77   35.1   1,521   1,925   -21.0
FX 100   73   37.0   934   1,085   -13.9
Total Truck 237   204   16.2   2,925   3,275   -10.7
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  December   December   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2011   2010   % Change   2011   2010   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 6,657   5,009   32.9   84,667   83,013   2.0
Total Car 3,635   2,874   26.5   51,734   55,693   -7.1
Total Truck 3,022   2,135   41.5   32,933   27,320   20.5

 

 

SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information:

Media contacts:
Didier Marsaud 
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Tel: (905) 629-6400
Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Kate Longmoore
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: (647) 259-3287
Email: kate.longmoore@cohnwolfe.ca

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