Nissan Canada Inc. Reports Sales Results for September

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported its sales results for September totaled 7,233 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, a decrease of 2.3 per cent over the same month last year. The Nissan brand accounted for 6,594 units sold, while the Infiniti brand accounted for 639 units.

Versa continues to be Nissan's volume leader with 1,985 units sold, up 23.4 per cent from September 2008, followed by Sentra with 1,435 units sold and an increase of nearly 30 per cent over the same month last year. In its fourth full month of sales, cube(R) continued its strong momentum with 327 units sold, while Frontier and Armada sales were on the rise in September with five and 15 per cent increases respectively.

The G family continues to be Infiniti's best-seller with 402 units sold in September, followed by the EX35 with 148 units sold.

    
    NCI September HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   NCI sales totaled 7,233 units - a decrease of 2.3 per cent over
        September 2008
    -   Nissan sales equaled 6,594 units last month
    -   Versa led all models with 1,985 units sold, while Sentra had the
        highest growth of nearly 30 per cent from September 2008
    -   cube(R) sold 327 units during its fourth month in Canada
    -   Infiniti sales equaled 639 units in September
    -   G37 continued to be Infiniti's best-seller with 402 units sold


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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                  September September  Monthly     CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2009      2008   % Change     2009      2008   % Change
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    Nissan
     Division
     Total           6,594     6,654      -0.9    56,623    60,708      -6.7
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    Versa            1,985     1,608      23.4    15,505    17,989     -13.8
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    cube(R)            327         0     100.0     1,633         0     100.0
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    Sentra           1,435     1,109      29.4    10,758     8,763      22.8
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    Altima           1,022     1,561     -34.5    10,948    13,768     -20.5
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    Maxima             179       214     -16.4     1,280     1,086      17.9
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    370Z                44        54     -18.5       487       255      91.0
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    GT-R                10        27     -63.0       113        99      14.1
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    Total Car        5,002     4,573       9.4    40,724    41,960      -2.9
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    Frontier           173       165       4.8     1,339     1,277       4.9
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    Xterra              46        63     -27.0       455       631     -27.9
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    Rogue              781       995     -21.5     9,010    10,393     -13.3
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    Pathfinder          63       154     -59.1       589       967     -39.1
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    Murano             368       395      -6.8     2,957     3,423     -13.6
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    Quest               13       127     -89.8       388       715     -45.7
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    Armada              15        13      15.4       110        69      59.4
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    Titan              133       169     -21.3     1,051     1,273     -17.4
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    Total Truck      1,592     2,081     -23.5    15,899    18,748     -15.2
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                  September September  Monthly     CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2009      2008   % Change     2009      2008   % Change
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    Infiniti
     Division
     Total             639       746     -14.3     5,286     6,455     -18.1
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    G                  402       421      -4.5     3,025     3,529     -14.3
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    M                   24        37     -35.1       162       335     -51.6
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    Total Car          426       458      -7.0     3,187     3,864     -17.5
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    QX56                14        15      -6.7       112       105       6.7
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    EX35               148       217     -31.8     1,339     1,776     -24.6
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    FX                  51        56      -8.9       648       710      -8.7
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    Total Truck        213       288     -26.0     2,099     2,591     -19.0
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                  September September  Monthly     CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2009      2008   % Change     2009      2008   % Change
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    TOTAL VEHICLE    7,233     7,400      -2.3    61,909    67,163      -7.8
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    Total Car        5,428     5,031       7.9    43,911    45,824      -4.2
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    Total Truck      1,805     2,369     -23.8    17,998    21,339     -15.7
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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; Heather Meehan, Cohn & Wolfe, (647) 259-3268, heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca


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