Nissan Canada Inc. Reports Sales Results for May



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 2 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported
sales of 8,390 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles in May, the best performing sales
month for both brands in 2009. The total represented a sales decrease of 13.3
per cent over May 2008.
    For May, the Nissan brand accounted for 7,672 units sold while the
Infiniti brand accounted for 718 units.
    Versa continues to be the strongest seller with 2,127 units sold while
Sentra sales increased 41.9 per cent over May 2008 with 1,660 units sold. The
2009 Nissan cube became available in Canadian dealerships the last week of May
and sold 171 units.
    Sales of Murano increased 28.5 per cent over the same months last year
with 446 units sold.
    For Infiniti, sales of the FX increased 24 per cent.

    
    NCI May HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   Total NCI sales were 8,390 units - the strongest sales month in 2009
        (a decrease of 13.3 per cent over May 2008).
    -   Total Nissan and Infiniti sales were 7,672 and 718 units,
        respectively.
    -   Versa led all models with 2,127 units sold.
    -   Sentra sales increased 41.9 per cent from May 2008, with 1,660 units
        sold.
    -   Cube became available in Canada at the end of May and sold 171 units.
    -   Murano sales rose by 28.5 percent compared with May 2008.
    -   Infiniti FX sales increased 24 per cent and the Infiniti G continued
        to be Infiniti's strongest seller with 454 units sold.

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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                     May       May   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                    2009      2008  % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    Nissan
     Division
     Total         7,672     8,846     -13.3    29,383    33,722     -12.9
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    Versa          2,127     3,187     -33.3     7,753    11,024     -29.7
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    cube             171         0     100.0       171         0     100.0
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    Sentra         1,660     1,170      41.9     5,916     3,800      55.7
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    Altima         1,283     1,938     -33.8     6,455     7,411     -12.9
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    Maxima           166        90      84.4       590       337      75.1
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    350Z             109        29     275.9       229       128      78.9
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    GT-R              23         0     100.0        51         0     100.0
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    Total Car      5,539     6,414     -13.6    21,165    22,700      -6.8
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    Frontier         185       170       8.8       542       727     -25.4
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    Xterra            56        72     -22.2       251       403     -37.7
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    Rogue          1,190     1,494     -20.3     4,671     6,223     -24.9
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    Pathfinder        77       104     -26.0       318       530     -40.0
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    Murano           446       347      28.5     1,585     2,011     -21.2
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    Quest             50        90     -44.4       212       370     -42.7
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    Armada             8         7      14.3        44        39      12.8
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    Titan            121       148     -18.2       595       719     -17.2
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    Total Truck    2,133     2,432     -12.3     8,218     11,022    -25.4
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                     May       May   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                   ----------------------------------------------------------
                    2009      2008  % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    Infiniti
     Division
     Total           718       832     -13.7     2,662     3,617     -26.4
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    G                454       478      -5.0     1,468     1,912     -23.2
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    M                 20        57     -64.9        97       202     -52.0
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    Total Car        474       535     -11.4     1,565     2,114     -26.0
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    QX56               4        12     -66.7        51        63     -19.0
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    EX35             173       231     -25.1       715     1,038     -31.1
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    FX                67        54      24.1       331       402     -17.7
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    Total Truck      244       297     -17.8     1,097     1,503     -27.0
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                     May       May   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
                   ----------------------------------------------------------
                    2009      2008  % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    TOTAL
     VEHICLE       8,390     9,678     -13.3    32,045    37,339     -14.2
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    Total Car      6,013     6,949     -13.5    22,730    24,814      -8.4
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    Total Truck    2,377     2,729     -12.9     9,315    12,525     -25.6
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For further information:

For further information: Didier Marsaud, Nissan Canada Inc., (905)
629-6400, Didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com; Heather Meehan, Cohn & Wolfe, (647)
259-3268, heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca

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