Nissan Reports Canadian Sales for May

- Sentra and Pathfinder Sales Increase 74.9 and 381.3 per cent Respectively; Titan and Frontier Post Best May Sales Months Ever -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today reported May Canadian sales of 8,367 units, down 9.1 per cent from last year's total of 9,204. Nissan Division sales decreased 8.8 per cent in May with 7,634 deliveries, while Infiniti deliveries totaled 733 units, down 11.8 per cent over 2012.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Nissan sales totaled 7,634 units
  • Nissan Sentra was the strongest seller in the line-up with a 74.9 per cent year-over-year increase and 1,716 units sold
  • The all-new Pathfinder SUV had its best May since 2002 with 539 units sold, up 381.3 per cent from May 2012
  • Nissan truck sales remained very strong with both the Titan and Frontier pick-up trucks posting best-ever May sales with 29.4 and 27.7 per cent year-over-year increases respectively
  • Nissan's all-new NV200 compact commercial van continued its encouraging start to Canadian sales with 71 units sold

"The popularity of the Nissan Sentra and Pathfinder is a clear indication that our focus on providing relevant innovations resonates with consumers, and we expect that to continue when the new Versa Note arrives later this month," said Christian Meunier, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "With our Titan, Frontier and all-new, innovative NV200 also attracting new customers to the Nissan brand, we are poised for a very strong summer."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Infiniti sales totaled 733 units, down 11.8 per cent over May 2012
  • Instantly becoming the most popular vehicle in the Infiniti line-up when it arrived late last April, sales of the Infiniti JX luxury crossover totaled 267 units
  • Sales of the Infiniti G and Infiniti EX remained strong in May, with 218 and 139 units sold respectively



NISSAN DIVISION SALES
  May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Nissan Division Total 7,634   8,373   -8.8   31,512   33,984   -7.3
Versa 973   1,432   -32.1   3,670   5,606   -34.5
cube ® 26   52   -50.0   87   164   -47.0
LEAF™ 31   23   34.8   235   117   100.9
JUKE 408   555   -26.5   1,614   1,762   -8.4
Sentra 1,716   981   74.9   6,311   4,218   49.6
Altima 840   1,907   -56.0   4,182   6,409   -34.7
Maxima 83   325   -74.5   704   1,273   -44.7
370Z 87   119   -26.9   215   316   -32.0
GT-R 20   22   -9.1   56   58   -3.4
Total Car 4,184   5,416   -22.7   17,074   19,923   -14.3
Frontier 318   249   27.7   1,211   1,164   4.0
Xterra 127   82   54.9   562   429   31.0
Rogue 1,435   1,378   4.1   6,277   7,156   -12.3
Pathfinder 539   112   381.3   2,659   880   202.2
Murano 339   574   -40.9   1,653   2,260   -26.9
Quest 81   100   -19.0   207   318   -34.9
Armada 51   65   -21.5   222   292   -24.0
Titan 383   296   29.4   1,061   1,141   -7.0
NV 106   101   5.0   464   421   10.2
NV200 71   0   100.0   122   0   100.0
Total Truck 3,450   2,957   16.7   14,438   14,061   2.7
 
INFINITI DIVISION SALES
  May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
Infiniti Division Total 733   831   -11.8   3,651   3,249   12.4
G 218   220   -0.9   1,046   1,680   -37.7
M 18   30   -40.0   103   137   -24.8
Total Car 236   250   -5.6   1,149   1,817   -36.8
QX56 28   26   7.7   171   146   17.1
EX35 139   99   40.4   705   474   48.7
FX 63   58   8.6   300   329   -8.8
JX 267   398   -32.9   1,326   483   174.5
Total Truck 497   581   -14.5   2,502   1,432   74.7
 
COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
  May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
2013   2012   % Change   2013   2012   % Change
TOTAL VEHICLE 8,367   9,204   -9.1   35,163   37,233   -5.6
Total Car 4,420   5,666   -22.0   18,223   21,740   -16.2
Total Truck 3,947   3,538   11.6   16,940   15,493   9.3

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About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards. 

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 32 Infiniti retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

For further information:

Media contacts:
Didier Marsaud 
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Tel: 905-629-6400
Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Anthony Field
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: 647-259-3281
Email: anthony.field@cohnwolfe.ca

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