Nissan Canada Inc. Reports Sales Results for August



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported
sales of 7,483 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in August, an increase of almost
nine per cent over the same month last year.
    The Nissan brand accounted for 6,784 unit sales in August, up eight per
cent year-over-year. Infiniti sales totaled 699 units, an increase of 12 per
cent over August 2007.
    Sales for Nissan in August were led by the continuing popularity of the
Sentra, which posted a 110 per cent increase over the same month last year.
August also saw the much anticipated arrival of the GT-R with 71 units sold.
The Versa continued to lead all Nissan sales with 1,694 units sold last month.
    Sales for Infiniti were lead by the G with 392 units sold last month,
while the EX35 continued its strong performance with 179 units sold in August.

    
    NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   Nissan sales were up eight per cent in August over the same period
        last year
    -   Sentra sales posted a 110 per cent increase over August 2007
    -   The GT-R sold 71 units in August
    -   The Versa sold 1,694 units last month

    INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   Infiniti sales were up 12 per cent year-over-year
    -   The Infiniti G led sales for the brand with 392 units in August
    -   Sales of the new EX35 totaled 179 units

    NCI HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   NCI sold 7,483 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles combined last month, an
        increase of almost nine per cent over same month last year



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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                    August    August    Monthly    CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2008      2007    % Change    2008      2007    % Change
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    Nissan Division
     Total           6,784     6,264       8.3    54,054    48,873      10.6
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    Versa            1,694     2,093     -19.1    16,381    15,401       6.4
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    Sentra           1,322       629     110.2     7,654     5,923      29.2
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    Altima           1,583     1,958     -19.2    12,207    12,169       0.3
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    Maxima             210       148      41.9       872       975     -10.6
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    350Z                32        28      14.3       201       410     -51.0
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    GT-R                71       N/A     100.0        72       N/A     100.0
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    Total Car        4,912     4,856       1.2    37,387    34,878       7.2
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    Frontier           114       218     -47.7     1,112     1,606     -30.8
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    Xterra              64       168     -61.9       568     1,052     -46.0
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    X-Trail            N/A        33    -100.0       N/A     4,579    -100.0
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    Rogue              934       N/A     100.0     9,398       N/A     100.0
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    Pathfinder         111       170     -34.7       813     1,432     -43.2
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    Murano             384       517     -25.7     3,028     2,811       7.7
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    Quest              126       102      23.5       588     1,076     -45.4
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    Armada               5        11     -54.5        56       128     -56.3
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    Titan              134       189     -29.1     1,104     1,311     -15.8
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    Total Truck      1,872     1,408      33.0    16,667    13,995      19.1
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                    August    August    Monthly    CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2008      2007    % Change    2008      2007    % Change
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    Infiniti Division
     Total             699       624      12.0     5,709     4,918      16.1
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    G                  392       454     -13.7     3,108     3,553     -12.5
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    M                   19        57     -66.7       298       406     -26.6
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    Total Car          411       511     -19.6     3,406     3,959     -14.0
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    QX56                10        33     -69.7        90       155     -41.9
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    EX35               179         0     100.0     1,559         0     100.0
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    FX                  99        80      23.8       654       804     -18.7
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    Total Truck        288       113     154.9     2,303       959     140.1
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                    August    August    Monthly    CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                   ----------------------------------------------------------
                     2008      2007    % Change    2008      2007    % Change
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    TOTAL VEHICLE    7,483     6,888       8.6    59,763    53,791      11.1
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    Total Car        5,323     5,367      -0.8    40,793    38,837       5.0
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    Total Truck      2,160     1,521      42.0    18,970    14,954      26.9
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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 Heather Meehan, Cohn & Wolfe at (647)
259-3268 or Heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca


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