Infiniti Celebrates Best-Ever Sales Month; I30 and QX4 Lead the Division to a Record 8,328 Units Sold

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Infiniti

    GARDENA, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti, the luxury division of
 Nissan North America, Inc., today reported its best sales month in its 11-year
 history with March sales of 8,328, an increase of 12.0 percent versus last
 year.
     "When we first launched the Infiniti Division back in 1989 we promised to
 deliver vehicles that combined luxury and performance to our customers," said
 Mark McNabb, vice president and general manager, Infiniti Division.  "Coming
 off a record sales year last year and now a record sales month, Infiniti has
 kept its promise and will continue to do so in the future."
     Contributing to the record sales month were the Infiniti I30 luxury sedan
 and QX4 luxury sport utility vehicle.  As the volume sales leader, the
 Infiniti I30 achieved its best sales month ever with sales of 4,763 units, an
 increase of 9.6 percent versus last year while the QX4 posted its best March
 ever with sales of 1,970 units, an increase of 45.1 percent versus last year.
 Both vehicles combined for 6,733 units sold in March.
     Additionally, the flagship Q45 posted increased sales for the third
 straight month with sales of 592 units, an increase of 27.6 percent versus
 last year.  An all-new 2002 Q45 goes on sale this month at Infiniti retailers
 nationwide.  The new Q45 has received rave reviews from the press, consumers
 and retailers.
     Rounding out Infiniti's lineup, the G20 luxury sports sedan posted sales
 of 1,003 units, a decrease of 21.0 percent versus last year.
     Nissan North America, Inc. combined sales for March, including Nissan and
 Infiniti divisions, totaled 69,200 units, a 0.5 percent decrease versus last
 year.
     Infiniti is supported by a network of more than 150 retailers throughout
 North America and offers a range of luxury vehicles including the Infiniti QX4
 luxury Sport Utility Vehicle, G20 sports sedan, I30 luxury sedan, and flagship
 Q45 luxury performance sedan.  For more information on the complete line of
 Infiniti luxury vehicles and the Total Ownership Experience (TOE) philosophy,
 visit Infiniti on the Web site at www.infiniti.com.
 
     Note:  All numbers include Hawaii.  Percentage changes based on DSR.
 
     Contacts: Eric Booth, Infiniti Corporate Communications, 310-771-3014, or
 contact the corporate media line at 310-771-5631.
 
 
     NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
     Sales Report - March 2001
 
     Month-End Results
                         Cur.      Year    DSR %    CYTD      Year    DSR %
                        Month       Ago      +/-   Total       Ago      +/-
 
     Nissan North
      America, Inc.
      -Total           69,200     69,578    -0.5  173,582   181,350     -4.3
     Selling Days          27         27               77        77
 
     Nissan Division
      Total Sales      60,872     62,142    -2.0  154,316   161,536     -4.5
 
     NORTH AMERICA
     (Memo)  - Car     25,202     18,592    35.6   61,952    48,359     28.1
             - Truck   18,291     22,199   -17.6   48,332    56,855    -15.0
 
             - Total
               North
               America 43,493     40,791     6.6  110,284   105,214      4.8
     IMPORT
             - Car     10,894     14,123   -22.9   26,026    37,605    -30.8
             - Truck    6,485      7,228   -10.3   18,006    18,717     -3.8
 
             - Total
               Import  17,379     21,351   -18.6   44,032    56,322    -21.8
 
     - Total Car       36,096     32,715    10.3   87,978    85,964      2.3
     - Total Truck     24,776     29,427   -15.8   66,338    75,572    -12.2
     - (Hawaii)*          444        447            1,479     1,562
 
     Infiniti Division
      Total Sales       8,328      7,436    12.0   19,266    19,814     -2.8
     - Total Car        6,358      6,078     4.6   13,921    15,068     -7.6
     - Total Truck      1,970      1,358    45.1    5,345     4,746     12.6
     - (Hawaii)*           29         31               70        83
 
     TOTAL IMPORT
             - Car     17,252     20,201   -14.6   39,947    52,673    -24.2
             - Truck    8,455      8,586    -1.5   23,351    23,463     -0.5
             - Total
               Import  25,707     28,787   -10.7   63,298    76,136    -16.9
 
     TOTAL SALES
             - Car     42,454     38,793     9.4  101,899   101,032      0.9
             - Truck   26,746     30,785   -13.1   71,683    80,318    -10.8
             - Total
               Sales   69,200     69,578    -0.5  173,582   181,350     -4.3
 
     ALL NUMBERS INCLUDE HAWAII
     *Hawaii is broken out separately for information only.
 
 

SOURCE Infiniti
    GARDENA, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti, the luxury division of
 Nissan North America, Inc., today reported its best sales month in its 11-year
 history with March sales of 8,328, an increase of 12.0 percent versus last
 year.
     "When we first launched the Infiniti Division back in 1989 we promised to
 deliver vehicles that combined luxury and performance to our customers," said
 Mark McNabb, vice president and general manager, Infiniti Division.  "Coming
 off a record sales year last year and now a record sales month, Infiniti has
 kept its promise and will continue to do so in the future."
     Contributing to the record sales month were the Infiniti I30 luxury sedan
 and QX4 luxury sport utility vehicle.  As the volume sales leader, the
 Infiniti I30 achieved its best sales month ever with sales of 4,763 units, an
 increase of 9.6 percent versus last year while the QX4 posted its best March
 ever with sales of 1,970 units, an increase of 45.1 percent versus last year.
 Both vehicles combined for 6,733 units sold in March.
     Additionally, the flagship Q45 posted increased sales for the third
 straight month with sales of 592 units, an increase of 27.6 percent versus
 last year.  An all-new 2002 Q45 goes on sale this month at Infiniti retailers
 nationwide.  The new Q45 has received rave reviews from the press, consumers
 and retailers.
     Rounding out Infiniti's lineup, the G20 luxury sports sedan posted sales
 of 1,003 units, a decrease of 21.0 percent versus last year.
     Nissan North America, Inc. combined sales for March, including Nissan and
 Infiniti divisions, totaled 69,200 units, a 0.5 percent decrease versus last
 year.
     Infiniti is supported by a network of more than 150 retailers throughout
 North America and offers a range of luxury vehicles including the Infiniti QX4
 luxury Sport Utility Vehicle, G20 sports sedan, I30 luxury sedan, and flagship
 Q45 luxury performance sedan.  For more information on the complete line of
 Infiniti luxury vehicles and the Total Ownership Experience (TOE) philosophy,
 visit Infiniti on the Web site at www.infiniti.com.
 
     Note:  All numbers include Hawaii.  Percentage changes based on DSR.
 
     Contacts: Eric Booth, Infiniti Corporate Communications, 310-771-3014, or
 contact the corporate media line at 310-771-5631.
 
 
     NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
     Sales Report - March 2001
 
     Month-End Results
                         Cur.      Year    DSR %    CYTD      Year    DSR %
                        Month       Ago      +/-   Total       Ago      +/-
 
     Nissan North
      America, Inc.
      -Total           69,200     69,578    -0.5  173,582   181,350     -4.3
     Selling Days          27         27               77        77
 
     Nissan Division
      Total Sales      60,872     62,142    -2.0  154,316   161,536     -4.5
 
     NORTH AMERICA
     (Memo)  - Car     25,202     18,592    35.6   61,952    48,359     28.1
             - Truck   18,291     22,199   -17.6   48,332    56,855    -15.0
 
             - Total
               North
               America 43,493     40,791     6.6  110,284   105,214      4.8
     IMPORT
             - Car     10,894     14,123   -22.9   26,026    37,605    -30.8
             - Truck    6,485      7,228   -10.3   18,006    18,717     -3.8
 
             - Total
               Import  17,379     21,351   -18.6   44,032    56,322    -21.8
 
     - Total Car       36,096     32,715    10.3   87,978    85,964      2.3
     - Total Truck     24,776     29,427   -15.8   66,338    75,572    -12.2
     - (Hawaii)*          444        447            1,479     1,562
 
     Infiniti Division
      Total Sales       8,328      7,436    12.0   19,266    19,814     -2.8
     - Total Car        6,358      6,078     4.6   13,921    15,068     -7.6
     - Total Truck      1,970      1,358    45.1    5,345     4,746     12.6
     - (Hawaii)*           29         31               70        83
 
     TOTAL IMPORT
             - Car     17,252     20,201   -14.6   39,947    52,673    -24.2
             - Truck    8,455      8,586    -1.5   23,351    23,463     -0.5
             - Total
               Import  25,707     28,787   -10.7   63,298    76,136    -16.9
 
     TOTAL SALES
             - Car     42,454     38,793     9.4  101,899   101,032      0.9
             - Truck   26,746     30,785   -13.1   71,683    80,318    -10.8
             - Total
               Sales   69,200     69,578    -0.5  173,582   181,350     -4.3
 
     ALL NUMBERS INCLUDE HAWAII
     *Hawaii is broken out separately for information only.
 
 SOURCE  Infiniti