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Nissan North America Sales Increase 20.5% In May

June 1, 2012

FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported May U.S. sales of 91,794 units versus 76,148 units a year earlier, up 20.5 percent. Nissan Division sales increased 16.4 percent for the month at 81,202 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 65.8 percent over the prior year, to 10,592 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted 81,202 sales, up 16.4 percent from last May’s 69,759 units.
  • Nissan Rogue sales set a new May record with 11,977 units sold, up 72 percent from a year ago.
  • Nissan Juke also saw best-ever May sales, with 3,298 units marking a 66.2 percent increase over May 2011.
  • Sales of the Nissan Versa rose 80.3 percent from year-ago, to 8,643 deliveries.
  • Nissan’s lineup of trucks and SUVs delivered strong gains, with sales increases across the lineup, including: Frontier up 17.2 percent; Titan up 86.7 percent; Pathfinder up 32.6 percent; and Armada up 26 percent.

“Fuel-efficient models like the Versa, Juke and Rogue had a great May, but moderating gas prices drove gains across our entire truck lineup,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. “Demand for the Altima remains strong through our sell-down efforts, with sales for the year up more than 20 percent. We look for that momentum to carry into the launch of the all-new 2013 Altima, which goes on sale by the end of June.”

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti today reported sales of 10,592 units for May, an increase of 65.8 percent from 6,389 units a year earlier.
  • The Infiniti G Sedan had sales of 3,758, an increase of 40 percent and the best May since 2008.
  • The Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV had its best May since 2006, with sales of 994, an increase of 27.6 percent.
  • The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover contributed incremental sales of 2,678 units for May, and 5,297 for the year.

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. May 2012 had 26 selling days, while May 2011 had 24 selling days.

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.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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.

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

    NISSAN DIVISION
    ---------------
                                  May          May         Monthly       CYTD         CYTD         CYTD
                                  ---          ---         -------       ----         ----         ----
                                         2012         2011  % chg                2012         2011 % chg
                                         ----         ----  -----                ----         ---- -----

    Nissan Division Total              81,202       69,759          16.4      441,543      392,046        12.6
    ---------------------              ------       ------          ----      -------      -------        ----
    Versa                               8,643        4,793          80.3       52,173       41,541        25.6
    -----                               -----        -----          ----       ------       ------        ----
    Sentra                              7,600        7,698          -1.3       46,773       57,053       -18.0
    ------                              -----        -----          ----       ------       ------       -----
    Cube                                  724        1,502         -51.8        3,374       10,179       -66.9
    ----                                  ---        -----         -----        -----       ------       -----
    Altima                             22,690       25,525         -11.1      135,289      112,308        20.5
    ------                             ------       ------         -----      -------      -------        ----
    Maxima                              4,565        4,296           6.3       25,499       21,978        16.0
    ------                              -----        -----           ---       ------       ------        ----
    LEAF                                  510        1,142         -55.3        2,613        2,167        20.6
    ----                                  ---        -----         -----        -----        -----        ----
    Juke                                3,298        1,984          66.2       15,627       15,433         1.3
    ----                                -----        -----          ----       ------       ------         ---
    370Z                                  903          847           6.6        3,753        3,901        -3.8
    ----                                  ---          ---           ---        -----        -----        ----
    GT-R                                  135          132           2.3          479          728       -34.2
    ----                                  ---          ---           ---          ---          ---       -----
    Total Car                          49,068       47,919           2.4      285,580      265,288         7.6
    ---------                          ------       ------           ---      -------      -------         ---
    Frontier                            5,480        4,674          17.2       23,734       19,010        24.9
    --------                            -----        -----          ----       ------       ------        ----
    Titan                               2,166        1,160          86.7        8,347        7,231        15.4
    -----                               -----        -----          ----        -----        -----        ----
    Xterra                              1,401        1,399           0.1        7,106        6,536         8.7
    ------                              -----        -----           ---        -----        -----         ---
    Pathfinder                          2,377        1,793          32.6       12,644       10,131        24.8
    ----------                          -----        -----          ----       ------       ------        ----
    Armada                              1,556        1,235          26.0        7,711        7,346         5.0
    ------                              -----        -----          ----        -----        -----         ---
    Rogue                              11,977        6,962          72.0       60,839       50,418        20.7
    -----                              ------        -----          ----       ------       ------        ----
    Murano                              4,550        3,384          34.5       22,702       21,227         6.9
    ------                              -----        -----          ----       ------       ------         ---
    Quest                               1,802          873         106.4        8,746        4,208       107.8
    -----                               -----          ---         -----        -----        -----       -----
    NV                                    825          360         129.2        4,134          651       535.0
    ---                                   ---          ---         -----        -----          ---       -----
    Total Truck                        32,134       21,840          47.1      155,963      126,758        23.0
    -----------                        ------       ------          ----      -------      -------        ----
    North American produced            57,303       52,933           8.3      323,410      283,785        14.0
    -----------------------            ------       ------           ---      -------      -------        ----
    Car                                43,498       42,312           2.8      259,734      232,880        11.5
    ---                                ------       ------           ---      -------      -------        ----
    Truck                              13,805       10,621          30.0       63,676       50,905        25.1
    -----                              ------       ------          ----       ------       ------        ----
    Import                             23,899       16,826          42.0      118,133      108,261         9.1
    ------                             ------       ------          ----      -------      -------         ---
    Car                                 5,570        5,607          -0.7       25,846       32,408       -20.2
    ---                                 -----        -----          ----       ------       ------       -----
    Truck                              18,329       11,219          63.4       92,287       75,853        21.7
    -----                              ------       ------          ----       ------       ------        ----

    INFINITI DIVISION
    -----------------
                                  May          May         Monthly       CYTD         CYTD         CYTD
                                  ---          ---         -------       ----         ----         ----
                                         2012         2011  % chg                2012         2011 % chg
                                         ----         ----  -----                ----         ---- -----

    Infiniti Division Total            10,592        6,389          65.8       43,941       40,986         7.2
    -----------------------            ------        -----          ----       ------       ------         ---
    G Sedan                             3,758        2,684          40.0       17,835       17,683         0.9
    -------                             -----        -----          ----       ------       ------         ---
    G Coupe                             1,437        1,167          23.1        5,638        6,848       -17.7
    -------                             -----        -----          ----        -----        -----       -----
    M                                     866          721          20.1        4,126        4,822       -14.4
    ---                                   ---          ---          ----        -----        -----       -----
    QX56                                  994          779          27.6        5,425        4,794        13.2
    ----                                  ---          ---          ----        -----        -----        ----
    JX                                  2,678          n/a           n/a        5,297          n/a         n/a
    ---                                 -----          ---           ---        -----          ---         ---
    EX                                    298          441         -32.4        1,534        2,472       -37.9
    ---                                   ---          ---         -----        -----        -----       -----
    FX                                    561          597          -6.0        4,086        4,367        -6.4
    ---                                   ---          ---          ----        -----        -----        ----
    Total Car                           6,061        4,572          32.6       27,599       29,353        -6.0
    ---------                           -----        -----          ----       ------       ------        ----
    Total Truck                         4,531        1,817         149.4       16,342       11,633        40.5
    -----------                         -----        -----         -----       ------       ------        ----

    NISSAN & INFINITI
    -----------------
                                 APRIL        APRIL        Monthly       CYTD         CYTD         CYTD
                                 -----        -----        -------       ----         ----         ----
                                         2012         2011  % chg                2012         2011 % chg
                                         ----         ----  -----                ----         ---- -----

    TOTAL VEHICLE                      91,794       76,148          20.5      485,484      433,032        12.1
    -------------                      ------       ------          ----      -------      -------        ----
    Total Car                          55,129       52,491           5.0      313,179      294,641         6.3
    ---------                          ------       ------           ---      -------      -------         ---
    Total Truck                        36,665       23,657          55.0      172,305      138,391        24.5
    -----------                        ------       ------          ----                   -------        ----
    Selling days                           26           24                        127          126
    ------------                          ---          ---                        ---          ---
    * All numbers include Hawaii

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.


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