Nissan Canada Inc. Reports Sales Results for May



    -Nissan division records best month ever-

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 3 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) released its
sales figures for May 2008 today, with total volume sales for both Nissan and
Infiniti brands totaling 9,678 units, up 19 per cent over May 2007. This
marked a record month in the company's history.
    The Nissan brand accounted for 8,846 units in May, up 20 per cent
year-over-year, also marking the best month on record for the Nissan brand.
The Infiniti brand accounted for 832 units, selling 14 per cent more units
than in May 2007.
    Sales for Nissan in May were led by the Altima, which posted a 29 per
cent increase over the same month last year, as well as the Versa with
3,187 units sold last month and a 13 per cent increase year-over-year making
it a record month for the vehicle.
    Sales for Infiniti were lead by the G with 478 units sold, while the
EX35, Infiniti's new luxury crossover sold 231 units in May.

    
    NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
    -----------------
    -   Nissan brands marked best month on record with 8,846
    -   Versa sales posted a record month with a 13 per cent increase over
        May 2007
    -   The Altima continued strong with 1,938 units sold last month, an
        increase of 29 per cent

    INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
    -------------------
    -   The Infiniti G led sales for the brand with 478 units this month
    -   The all-new EX35 sold 231 units
    -   The sales of the M were up 24 per cent over May 2007

    NCI HIGHLIGHTS
    --------------
    -   NCI sold a record 9,678 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles combined this
        month


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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                          May      May   Monthly     CYTD     CYTD      CYTD
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                         2008     2007  % Change     2008     2007  % Change
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    Nissan Division
     Total              8,846    7,402      19.5   33,722   30,471      10.7
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    Versa               3,187    2,820      13.0   11,024    9,440      16.8
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    Sentra              1,170    1,008      16.1    3,800    4,077      -6.8
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    Altima              1,938    1,501      29.1    7,411    6,254      18.5
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    Maxima                 90      126     -28.6      337      594     -43.3
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    350Z                   29      103     -71.8      128      291     -56.0
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    Total Car           6,414    5,558      15.4   22,700   20,656       9.9
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    Frontier              170      259     -34.4      727      974     -25.4
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    Xterra                 72      143     -49.7      403      635     -36.5
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    X-Trail                 0      576    -100.0        0    4,117    -100.0
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    Rogue               1,494        0     100.0    6,223        0     100.0
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    Pathfinder            104      199     -47.7      530      931     -43.1
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    Murano                347      319       8.8    2,011    1,585      26.9
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    Quest                  90      164     -45.1      370      734     -49.6
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    Armada                  7       13     -46.2       39       90     -56.7
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    Titan                 148      171     -13.5      719      749      -4.0
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    Total Truck         2,432    1,844      31.9   11,022    9,815      12.3
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                          May      May   Monthly     CYTD     CYTD      CYTD
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                         2008     2007  % Change     2008     2007  % Change
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    Infiniti Division
     Total                832      730      14.0    3,617    3,068      17.9
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    G                     478      549     -12.9    1,912    2,248     -14.9
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    M                      57       46      23.9      202      251     -19.5
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    Total Car             535      595     -10.1    2,114    2,499     -15.4
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    QX56                   12       18     -33.3       63       69      -8.7
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    EX35                  231        0     100.0    1,038        0     100.0
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    FX                     54      117     -53.8      402      500     -19.6
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    Total Truck           297      135     120.0    1,503      569     164.1
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                          May      May   Monthly     CYTD     CYTD      CYTD
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                         2008     2007  % Change     2008     2007  % Change
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    TOTAL VEHICLE       9,678    8,132      19.0   37,339   33,539      11.3
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    Total Car           6,949    6,153      12.9   24,814   23,155       7.2
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    Total Truck         2,729    1,979      37.9   12,525   10,384      20.6
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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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