Nissan Canada Inc. Reports Sales Results for October

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported its sales results for October totaled 6,655 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, a decrease of 2.6 per cent over the same month last year. The Nissan brand accounted for 5,912 units sold, while the Infiniti brand accounted for 743 units.

Versa continues to be Nissan's volume leader with 2,141 units sold, up nearly 31 per cent from October 2008, followed by Sentra with 1,086 units sold and an increase of nearly 39 per cent over the same month last year. In its fifth full month of sales, cube(R) continued its strong momentum with 315 units sold, while Titan and Armada sales were on the rise in October with nearly 13 and 108 per cent increases respectively.

The G family continues to be Infiniti's best-seller with 430 units sold in October, up nearly 14 per cent over the same month last year, followed by the EX35 with 165 units sold.

    
    NCI October HIGHLIGHTS
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    -   NCI sales totaled 6,655 units - a decrease of 2.6 per cent over
        October 2008
    -   Nissan sales equaled 5,912 units last month
    -   Versa led all models with 2,141 units sold, while Sentra had the
        highest growth in the car division of nearly 39 per cent from
        October 2008
    -   cube(R) sold 315 units during its fifth month in Canada
    -   Infiniti sales equaled 743 units in October
    -   G37 continued to be Infiniti's best-seller with 430 units sold, an
        increase of nearly 14 per cent over October 2008


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    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
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                   October   October   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2009      2008   % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    Nissan
     Division
     Total           5,912     6,063      -2.5    62,535    66,771      -6.3
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    Versa            2,141     1,635      30.9    17,646    19,624     -10.1
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    cube(R)            315         0     100.0     1,948         0     100.0
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    Sentra           1,086       782      38.9    11,844     9,545      24.1
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    Altima             826     1,344     -38.5    11,774    15,112     -22.1
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    Maxima             134       178     -24.7     1,414     1,264      11.9
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    370Z                33        37     -10.8       520       292      78.1
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    GT-R                 9        25     -64.0       122       124      -1.6
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    Total Car        4,544     4,001      13.6    45,268    45,961      -1.5
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    Frontier           107       135     -20.7     1,446     1,412       2.4
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    Xterra              45        71     -36.6       500       702     -28.8
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    Rogue              705     1,082     -34.8     9,715    11,475     -15.3
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    Pathfinder          75       109     -31.2       664     1,076     -38.3
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    Murano             284       436     -34.9     3,241     3,859     -16.0
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    Quest                4       108     -96.3       392       823     -52.4
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    Armada              25        12     108.3       135        81      66.7
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    Titan              123       109      12.8     1,174     1,382     -15.1
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    Total Truck      1,368     2,062     -33.7    17,267    20,810     -17.0
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    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
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                   October   October   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2009      2008   % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    Infiniti
     Division
     Total             743       770      -3.5     6,029     7,225     -16.6
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    G                  430       378      13.8     3,455     3,907     -11.6
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    M                   25        35     -28.6       187       370     -49.5
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    Total Car          455       413      10.2     3,642     4,277     -14.8
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    QX56                21        14      50.0       133       119      11.8
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    EX35               165       220     -25.0     1,504     1,996     -24.6
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    FX                 102       123     -17.1       750       833     -10.0
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    Total Truck        288       357     -19.3     2,387     2,948     -19.0
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    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
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                   October   October   Monthly      CYTD      CYTD      CYTD
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                     2009      2008   % Change      2009      2008  % Change
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    TOTAL VEHICLE    6,655     6,833      -2.6    68,564    73,996      -7.3
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    Total Car        4,999     4,414      13.3    48,910    50,238      -2.6
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    Total Truck      1,656     2,419     -31.5    19,654    23,758     -17.3
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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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