Nissan Division Reports March Sales Figures; 2000 Fiscal Year-End Sales Up 4.9%

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nissan North America, Inc.

    CARSON, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan Division today posted a
 2.0 percent decrease in car and truck sales last month compared with sales in
 March 2000 but up 22 percent over February 2001.  Sentra maintained its strong
 performance with the sale of 8,910 vehicles, a 95.2 percent increase compared
 with the same month last year, while Altima sales increased to 16,292
 vehicles, a 16.1 percent increase versus year-ago levels.  Total car sales up
 10.3 percent versus a year-ago.
     Combined U.S. sales for Nissan and Infiniti divisions totaled 69,200
 vehicles in March, a 0.5 percent decrease compared with the same month last
 year.
 
     Other March and fiscal-year sales highlights include:
     -- Maxima sales of 10,893
     -- Xterra sales of 7,191
     -- Quest sales of  2,459
     -- Pathfinder sales of 6,485
     -- Frontier sales of 8,641
     -- Frontier Crew Cab sales for the fiscal year were up 22.8% over the
        prior fiscal year.
 
     For the 2000 fiscal year ending March 31, 2001, Nissan Division sales are
 up 4.9 percent versus last fiscal year.  Combined sales for Nissan and
 Infiniti divisions for the fiscal year totaled 744,320 units, up 4.7 percent
 versus last fiscal year.
     Fiscal year 2000 has been filled with changes for Nissan, including the
 launch of a series of exciting new products, increased sales in the United
 States and a return to significant worldwide profitability under the Nissan
 Revival Plan.
     "We met our expectations during a hotly competitive fiscal year," said
 Bill Kirrane, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division.  "And we're
 looking forward to great results this fiscal year starting with the launch of
 the all-new 2002 Altima which we will unveil on April 11 at the New York
 International Auto Show."
     In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling,
 engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
 distribution and manufacturing.  More information on Nissan in North America
 and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
 www.nissandriven.com.
 
     Note:  All numbers include Hawaii.  Percentage changes based on DSR.
 
     Contacts:  Gina Pasco, Nissan Corporate Communications, 310-771-3416
     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 Nissan North America, Inc.
    CARSON, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan Division today posted a
 2.0 percent decrease in car and truck sales last month compared with sales in
 March 2000 but up 22 percent over February 2001.  Sentra maintained its strong
 performance with the sale of 8,910 vehicles, a 95.2 percent increase compared
 with the same month last year, while Altima sales increased to 16,292
 vehicles, a 16.1 percent increase versus year-ago levels.  Total car sales up
 10.3 percent versus a year-ago.
     Combined U.S. sales for Nissan and Infiniti divisions totaled 69,200
 vehicles in March, a 0.5 percent decrease compared with the same month last
 year.
 
     Other March and fiscal-year sales highlights include:
     -- Maxima sales of 10,893
     -- Xterra sales of 7,191
     -- Quest sales of  2,459
     -- Pathfinder sales of 6,485
     -- Frontier sales of 8,641
     -- Frontier Crew Cab sales for the fiscal year were up 22.8% over the
        prior fiscal year.
 
     For the 2000 fiscal year ending March 31, 2001, Nissan Division sales are
 up 4.9 percent versus last fiscal year.  Combined sales for Nissan and
 Infiniti divisions for the fiscal year totaled 744,320 units, up 4.7 percent
 versus last fiscal year.
     Fiscal year 2000 has been filled with changes for Nissan, including the
 launch of a series of exciting new products, increased sales in the United
 States and a return to significant worldwide profitability under the Nissan
 Revival Plan.
     "We met our expectations during a hotly competitive fiscal year," said
 Bill Kirrane, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division.  "And we're
 looking forward to great results this fiscal year starting with the launch of
 the all-new 2002 Altima which we will unveil on April 11 at the New York
 International Auto Show."
     In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling,
 engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
 distribution and manufacturing.  More information on Nissan in North America
 and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
 www.nissandriven.com.
 
     Note:  All numbers include Hawaii.  Percentage changes based on DSR.
 
     Contacts:  Gina Pasco, Nissan Corporate Communications, 310-771-3416
     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  Nissan North America, Inc.