Nissan Canada Inc. Reports Strongest August Sales in its History



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported
its strongest August sales in its history - 7,675 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles
- up 2.6 per cent over the same month last year. The Nissan brand accounted
for 7,071 units sold while the Infiniti brand accounted for 604 units.
    Versa continues to be Nissan's volume leader with 1,952 units sold, up
15.2 per cent from August 2008, followed by Rogue with 1,280 units sold in
August, an increase of 37 per cent over the same month last year. In its third
full month of sales, cube(R) continued strong with 355 units sold, while 370Z
and Frontier each had significant increases in year-over-year sales with 118
and 136 per cent increases, respectively.
    The G family continues to be Infiniti's best seller with 359 units sold
in August while Infiniti EX and FX sold 146 and 71 units respectively.

    
    NCI August HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   Total NCI sales were 7,675 units - an increase of 2.6 per cent over
        August 2008 and its highest August sales in its history
    -   Total Nissan and Infiniti sales were 7,071 and 604 units,
        respectively
    -   Versa led all models with 1,952 units sold, an increase of 15.2 per
        cent
    -   Rogue was Nissan's second most popular vehicle in August with 1,280
        units sold, up 37 per cent from August 2008
    -   cube(R) sold 355 units, in its third full month available in Canada
    -   370Z and Frontier had strong sales months, up 118.8 and 136.0 per
        cent over August 2008 respectively
    -   G continued to be Infiniti's best seller with 359 units sold.


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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                                             Monthly                    CYTD
                              August  August       %    CYTD    CYTD       %
                                2009    2008  Change    2009    2008  Change
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    Nissan Division Total      7,071   6,784     4.2  50,029  54,054    -7.4
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    Versa                      1,952   1,694    15.2  13,520  16,381   -17.5
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    cube(R)                      355       0   100.0   1,306       0   100.0
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    Sentra                     1,107   1,322   -16.3   9,323   7,654    21.8
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    Altima                     1,149   1,583   -27.4   9,926  12,207   -18.7
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    Maxima                       198     210    -5.7   1,101     872    26.3
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    350Z                          70      32   118.8     443     201   120.4
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    GT-R                          17      71   -76.1     103      72    43.1
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    Total Car                  4,848   4,912    -1.3  35,722  37,387    -4.5
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    Frontier                     269     114   136.0   1,166   1,112     4.9
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    Xterra                        52      64   -18.8     409     568   -28.0
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    Rogue                      1,280     934    37.0   8,229   9,398   -12.4
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    Pathfinder                    77     111   -30.6     526     813   -35.3
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    Murano                       387     384     0.8   2,589   3,028   -14.5
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    Quest                         31     126   -75.4     375     588   -36.2
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    Armada                        10       5   100.0      95      56    69.6
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    Titan                        117     134   -12.7     918   1,104   -16.8
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    Total Truck                2,223   1,872    18.8  14,307  16,667   -14.2
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                                             Monthly                    CYTD
                              August  August       %    CYTD    CYTD       %
                                2009    2008  Change    2009    2008  Change
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    Infiniti Division Total      604     699   -13.6   4,647   5,709   -18.6
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    G                            359     392    -8.4   2,623   3,108   -15.6
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    M                             12      19   -36.8     138     298   -53.7
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    Total Car                    371     411    -9.7   2,761   3,406   -18.9
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    QX56                          16      10    60.0      98      90     8.9
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    EX35                         146     179   -18.4   1,191   1,559   -23.6
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    FX                            71      99   -28.3     597     654    -8.7
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    Total Truck                  233     288   -19.1   1,886   2,303   -18.1
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                                             Monthly                    CYTD
                              August  August       %    CYTD    CYTD       %
                                2009    2008  Change    2009    2008  Change
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    TOTAL VEHICLE              7,675   7,483     2.6  54,676  59,763    -8.5
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    Total Car                  5,219   5,323    -2.0  38,483  40,793    -5.7
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    Total Truck                2,456   2,160    13.7  16,193  18,970   -14.6
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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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