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Nissan North America Sets New November Sales Record

December 3, 2012

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported record November U.S. sales of 96,197 units versus 85,182 units a year earlier, up 12.9 percent. Nissan Division set a new November record, with sales up 9.8 percent for the month over the prior year at 84,300 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were 11,897, up 41.2 percent over the prior year, also a November record.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted sales of 84,300 units, up 9.8 percent from last November’s 76,754 units, making it Nissan’s best November ever.
  • Pathfinder SUV sales rose 249.5 percent to 8,097 units, led by the all-new 2013 Pathfinder that went on sale in November.
  • The all-electric Nissan LEAF recorded strong sales of 1,539 units in October, up 129 percent from the prior year at 672 units.
  • Rogue crossover sales hit a new November record at 12,662 units, an increase of 16.8 percent versus year-ago sales of 10,845.
  • Altima sales remained strong in November at 20,305 units, with year-to-date deliveries up 14.8 percent over its 2011 total.

“Nissan’s significant portfolio refresh of five new models in 15 months is showing results with the new Pathfinder driving sales of the model up nearly 250 percent,” said Al Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti QX sales of 2,121 was an increase of 46.7 percent in November, the best month in the full-size luxury SUV’s history.
  • The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover had sales of 2,529 units in November, and 18,966 have been delivered since it went on sale in March.
  • Overall, total sales of 6,275 for all Infiniti crossovers and sport utility vehicles in November more than doubled versus prior year.
  • The Infiniti G Line had an increase of 7.3 percent for the month, with 4,838 sport sedans, coupes and convertibles being delivered.
  • Infiniti had the best November in its history.

“November was a fantastic month for Infiniti, with sales of each of our crossovers and sport utility vehicles showing an increase and contributing to the best November since we started sales in 1989,” said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “We expect showroom traffic to remain strong through the holiday gift-giving season, as our Winter Limited Engagement Event continues through January 2.”

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. November had 25 selling days both in 2012 and 2011.

    NISSAN DIVISION
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                                 Nov.            Nov.            Monthly       CYTD               CYTD             CYTD
                                 ----            ----            -------       ----               ----             ----
                                        2012            2011      % chg                  2012             2011     % chg
                                                                                                                   -----
    Nissan Division Total             84,300          76,754               9.8        935,116          854,136             9.5
    ---------------------             ------          ------               ---        -------          -------             ---
    Versa                              8,826           9,291              -5.0        102,709           89,791            14.4
    -----                              -----           -----              ----        -------           ------            ----
    Sentra                             7,176           7,871              -8.8         98,640          106,281            -7.2
    ------                             -----           -----              ----         ------          -------            ----
    Cube                                 791             203             289.7          7,078           14,053           -49.6
    ----                                 ---             ---             -----          -----           ------           -----
    Altima                            20,305          20,613              -1.5        278,968          243,005            14.8
    ------                            ------          ------              ----        -------          -------            ----
    Maxima                             4,730           4,886              -3.2         55,212           53,669             2.9
    ------                             -----           -----              ----         ------           ------             ---
    LEAF                               1,539             672             129.0          8,330            8,720            -4.5
    ----                               -----             ---             -----          -----            -----            ----
    Juke                               3,003           2,514              19.5         33,619           32,858             2.3
    ----                               -----           -----              ----         ------           ------             ---
    370Z                                 450             356              26.4          6,932            6,879             0.8
    ----                                 ---             ---              ----          -----            -----             ---
    GT-R                                  85              56              51.8          1,139            1,259            -9.5
    ----                                 ---             ---              ----          -----            -----            ----
    Total Car                         46,905          46,462               1.0        592,627          556,515             6.5
    ---------                                                                                                              ---
    Frontier                           3,882           4,324             -10.2         51,747           46,074            12.3
    --------                           -----           -----             -----         ------           ------            ----
    Titan                              1,750           2,146             -18.5         19,738           19,608             0.7
    -----                              -----           -----             -----         ------           ------             ---
    Xterra                             1,343           1,636             -17.9         15,843           16,244            -2.5
    ------                             -----           -----             -----         ------           ------            ----
    Pathfinder                         8,097           2,317             249.5         34,682           23,272            49.0
    ----------                         -----           -----             -----         ------           ------            ----
    Armada                             1,817           1,779               2.1         15,938           16,374            -2.7
    ------                             -----           -----               ---         ------           ------            ----
    Rogue                             12,662          10,845              16.8        130,861          112,257            16.6
    -----                             ------          ------              ----        -------          -------            ----
    Murano                             5,129           4,875               5.2         47,676           48,153            -1.0
    ------                             -----           -----               ---         ------           ------            ----
    Quest                              1,673           1,132              47.8         17,075           10,425            63.8
    -----                              -----           -----              ----         ------           ------            ----
    NV                                 1,042           1,238             -15.8          8,929            5,214            71.3
    ---                                -----           -----             -----          -----            -----            ----
    Total Truck                       37,395          30,292              23.4        342,489          297,621            15.1
    -----------                       ------          ------              ----        -------          -------            ----
    North American produced           58,968          56,101               5.1        682,406          619,532            10.1
    -----------------------           ------          ------               ---        -------          -------            ----
    Car                               41,037          42,661              -3.8        535,529          492,746             8.7
    ---                               ------          ------              ----        -------          -------             ---
    Truck                             17,931          13,440              33.4        146,877          126,786            15.8
    -----                             ------          ------              ----        -------          -------            ----
    Import                            25,332          20,653              22.7        252,710          234,604             7.7
    ------                            ------          ------              ----        -------          -------             ---
    Car                                5,868           3,801              54.4         57,098           63,769           -10.5
    ---                                -----           -----              ----         ------           ------           -----
    Truck                             19,464          16,852              15.5        195,612          170,835            14.5
    -----                             ------          ------              ----        -------          -------            ----
    INFINITI DIVISION
    -----------------
                                 Oct.            Oct.            Monthly       CYTD               CYTD             CYTD
                                 ----            ----            -------       ----               ----             ----
                                        2012            2011      % chg                  2012             2011     % chg
                                        ----            ----      -----                  ----             ----     -----
    Infiniti Division Total           11,897           8,428              41.2        107,250           87,471            22.6
    -----------------------                                                                                               ----
    G Sedan                            3,860           3,623               6.5         42,346           38,360            10.4
    -------                            -----           -----               ---         ------           ------            ----
    G Coupe                              978             885              10.5         11,982           13,355           -10.3
    -------                              ---             ---              ----         ------           ------           -----
    M                                    784             921             -14.9          8,281            9,734           -14.9
    ---                                  ---             ---             -----          -----            -----           -----
    QX                                 2,121           1,446              46.7         13,078           11,693            11.8
    ---                                -----           -----              ----         ------           ------            ----
    JX                                 2,529 n/a             n/a                       18,966 n/a              n/a
    ---                                -----                 ---                       ------ ---              ---
    EX                                   434             428               1.4          3,161            5,486           -42.4
    ---                                  ---             ---               ---          -----            -----           -----
    FX                                  1191            1125               5.9          9,436            8,843             6.7
    ---                                 ----            ----               ---          -----            -----             ---
    Total Car                          5,622           5,429               3.6         62,609           61,449             1.9
    ---------                          -----           -----               ---         ------           ------             ---
    Total Truck                        6,275           2,999             109.2         44,641           26,022            71.6
    -----------                        -----           -----             -----         ------           ------            ----
    NISSAN & INFINITI
    -----------------
                                 Oct.            Oct.            Monthly       CYTD               CYTD             CYTD
                                 ----            ----            -------       ----               ----             ----
                                        2012            2011      % chg                  2012             2011     % chg
                                        ----            ----      -----                  ----             ----     -----

    TOTAL VEHICLE                     96,197          85,182              12.9      1,042,366          941,607            10.7
    -------------                     ------          ------              ----      ---------          -------            ----
    Total Car                         52,527          51,891               1.2        655,236          617,964             6.0
    ---------                         ------          ------               ---        -------          -------             ---
    Total Truck                       43,670          33,291              31.2        387,130          323,643            19.6
    -----------                       ------          ------              ----                         -------            ----
    Selling days                          25              25                              281              280
    ------------                         ---             ---                              ---              ---
    * All numbers include Hawaii

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, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.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 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). 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 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

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

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.


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