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Nissan North America Reports 18% Increase In October Sales

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported October U.S. sales of 82,346 units versus 69,773 units a year earlier, an increase of 18 percent.  Nissan Division sales set a new October record, increasing 22.1 percent for the month to 75,484 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased 13.5 percent from the prior year, to 6,862 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan vehicles posted a new record for October sales with 75,484 units, an increase of 22.1 percent over the 61,843 units sold in October 2010.
  • Versa – led by the all-new 2012 Versa Sedan in its second full month of sales – set a new October record with 8,889 deliveries, an increase of 47.1 percent over the prior year.
  • Strong sales of the Nissan Altima continue, with 21,838 units marking an increase of 15.1 percent over the prior year and an October record.
  • The Rogue crossover continues to gain momentum, with sales of 10,034 units marking a 13.2 percent increase over last year – another new October record. The 2012 Rogue, on sale now, is the first vehicle in Nissan's lineup to offer the innovative, segment-exclusive Around View Monitor.
  • Sales of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF totaled 849 units in October, with deliveries totaling 8,066 units of the innovative, zero-emissions vehicle since its December 2010 U.S. debut.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti sales totaled 6,862 units for October, a decrease of 13.5 percent versus 7,930 a year earlier.
  • Infiniti G Sedan sales of 2,986 marked an increase of 10.1 percent for the month, supporting an increase of 4.6 percent to 34,737 units for the calendar year.
  • With sales of 1,244 units, an increase of 7.5 percent in October, the Infiniti QX full-size luxury has an increase of 14.1 percent to 10,247 for the year.

"It was a record-setting October for all of Nissan, led by key models like Altima, Versa and Rogue," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "It's clear that, with a winning lineup of cars, trucks and crossovers, Nissan is ready for a strong finish to 2011."

NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. October 2011 had 26 selling days, while October 2010 had 27 selling days.

About Nissan Americas

In the Americas, 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 was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information, including photos and video b-roll, on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.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 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion U.S.). 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 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.

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


NISSAN DIVISION













October


October


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2011


2010


% chg


2011


2010


% chg













Nissan Division Total

75,484


61,843


22.1


777,382


660,747


17.7

Versa

8,889


6,044


47.1


80,500


82,780


-2.8

Sentra

8,384


5,928


41.4


98,410


77,468


27.0

Cube

198


1,359


-85.4


13,850


20,880


-33.7

Altima

21,838


18,978


15.1


222,392


187,875


18.4

Maxima

4,190


3,843


9.0


48,783


51,789


-5.8

LEAF

849


0


n/a


8,048


0


n/a

Juke

2,885


2,103


37.2


30,344


2,103


1342.9

370Z

442


745


-40.7


6,523


8,859


-26.4

GT-R

101


46


119.6


1203


789


52.5

Total Car

47,776


39,046


22.4


510,053


432,543


17.9

Frontier

4,305


3,472


24.0


41,750


33,507


24.6

Titan

2,114


1,964


7.6


17,462


19,427


-10.1

Xterra

1,523


1,628


-6.4


14,608


17,207


-15.1

Pathfinder

2,072


1,474


40.6


20,955


17,141


22.3

Armada

1,478


1,429


3.4


14,595


15,347


-4.9

Rogue

10,034


8,862


13.2


101,412


80,627


25.8

Murano

4,600


3,968


15.9


43,278


44,771


-3.3

Quest

641


0


n/a


9,293


177


5150.3

NV

941


0


n/a


3,976


0


n/a

Total Truck

27,708


22,797


21.5


267,329


228,204


17.1

North American produced

55,734


44,760


24.5


563,431


502,718


12.1

Car

43,301


34,793


24.5


450,085


399,912


12.5

Truck

12,433


9,967


24.7


113,346


102,806


10.3

Import

19,750


17,083


15.6


213,951


158,029


35.4

Car

4,475


4,253


5.2


59,968


32,631


83.8

Truck

15,275


12,830


19.1


153,983


125,398


22.8













INFINITI DIVISION













October


October


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2011


2010


% chg


2011


2010


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

6,862


7,930


-13.5


79,043


82,727


-4.5

G Sedan

2,986


2,711


10.1


34,737


33,201


4.6

G Coupe

838


1,216


-31.1


12,470


13,831


-9.8

M

664


1,175


-43.5


8,813


11,765


-25.1

QX56

1244


1157


7.5


10,247


8,982


14.1

EX

469


751


-37.5


5,058


6,604


-23.4

FX

661


920


-28.2


7,718


8,344


-7.5

Total Car

4,488


5,102


-12.0


56,020


58,797


-4.7

Total Truck

2,374


2,828


-16.1


23,023


23,930


-3.8













NISSAN & INFINITI













October


October


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2011


2010


% chg


2011


2010


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

82,346


69,773


18.0


856,425


743,474


15.2

Total Car

52,264


44,148


18.4


566,073


491,340


15.2

Total Truck

30,082


25,625


17.4


290,352


252,134


15.2

Selling days

26


27




255


255



* All numbers include Hawaii















SOURCE Nissan Americas



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