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Nissan Canada Inc. Reports October Sales

-Nissan sales up 7 per cent year-over-year driven by all-new core model 
launches, and truck division - 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) today reported 
October sales of 6,364 units, up 6.6 per cent over the same month last year. 
Infiniti sales are up 3.7 per cent this month with 729 units sold, and is 
tracking up 17.4 per cent calendar year-to-date. Nissan division sales were 
5,635 units for the month, up 7 per cent. 
Sales of the all-new Nissan Altima increased 49.6 per cent this month with 841 
units, while the Versa is yet again the top-selling vehicle in the Nissan 
line-up with 1,480 units sold (up 36.5 per cent). Nissan's truck lineup 
continues to remain strong, with the Frontier compact pickup recording its 
best October ever and with 270 units sold, up 61.7 per cent over October 2011. 
The Nissan Titan recorded its sixth month of consecutive sales growth and best 
October on record with 356 units sold, and the Nissan Xterra's sales also 
increased, jumping 49 per cent. 
On the Infiniti side, the Infiniti G was the top seller in the line-up with 
230 units sold, while the all-new JX luxury crossover continued its popularity 
with sales of 204 units. The Infiniti EX line, now available with a new 
325-horsepower, 3.7-litre V6 engine, is up 21.2 per cent, with 177 units sold 
in October. The Infiniti brand has posted year-over-year increases each month 
so far in 2012. 
"We are continuing Nissan's most aggressive product offensive yet; starting 
with the all-new Altima, we are set to launch five new products in 15 months. 
We're pleased that - as the sales figures show - the Canadian market is 
embracing Altima's 'class-above' appeal, and we're excited about the arrival 
of the redesigned Sentra and Pathfinder this month," says Allen Childs, 
president of Nissan Canada. "The all-new JX continues to shake up the luxury 
crossover segment, and the ever-popular G family is helping to drive the 
Infiniti brand's strong sales momentum and double-digit calendar year growth." 
NCI OCTOBER 2012 HIGHLIGHTS: 


    --  Sales of the all-new Nissan Altima rose 49.6 per cent this
        month with 841 units
    --  The Nissan Frontier experienced its best October ever, with 270
        units sold, up 61.7 per cent over October 2011
    --  Nissan Titan recorded its best October on record with 356 units
        sold
    --  Versa is the most popular seller in the Nissan line-up with
        1,480 units sold (up 36.5 per cent)
    --  Nissan's commercial vehicle, the NV, posted sales gains of 75.4
        per cent with 100 units sold
    --  Rogue is the third highest-selling model in the Nissan
        portfolio, with 993 units sold
    --  The Infiniti Division continues its trend of double-digit
        growth calendar-year-to-date with sales up 17.4 per cent, and
        this month posted an increase of 3.7 per cent, with 729 units
        sold
    --  Infiniti EX37 sales are up 21.2 per cent with 177 units sold in
        October
    --  The G Line-up was the most popular for Infiniti with 230 units
        sold, followed by the JX with 204 units
    --  Total NCI sales totaled 6,364 units in October, an increase of
        6.6 per cent
    --  Nissan Division sales were 5,635 this month, up 7 per cent

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|NISSAN DIVISION SALES                                                |
|_____________________________________________________________________|
|           |October| |October| |Monthly | | CYTD | | CYTD | |   CYTD |
|           |_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|           |  2012 | |  2011 | |% Change| | 2012 | | 2011 | |% Change|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Nissan     |  5,635| |  5,267| |     7.0| |64,348| |65,693| |    -2.0|
|Division   |       | |       | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|Total      |       | |       | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Versa      |  1,480| |  1,084| |    36.5| |11,368| |12,401| |    -8.3|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|cube ®     |     23| |     35| |   -34.3| |   286| |   385| |   -25.7|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|LEAF       |     10| |     27| |   -63.0| |   206| |    69| |   198.6|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|JUKE       |    345| |    461| |   -25.2| | 3,293| | 3,614| |    -8.9|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Sentra     |    540| |    765| |   -29.4| | 9,076| |11,453| |   -20.8|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Altima     |    841| |    562| |    49.6| |11,570| |10,846| |     6.7|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Maxima     |    115| |    116| |    -0.9| | 1,899| | 1,802| |     5.4|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|370Z       |     10| |     15| |   -33.3| |   475| |   420| |    13.1|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|GT-R       |      6| |      8| |   -25.0| |   109| |    64| |    70.3|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Car  |  3,370| |  3,073| |     9.7| |38,282| |41,054| |    -6.8|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Frontier   |    270| |    167| |    61.7| | 2,560| | 2,189| |    16.9|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Xterra     |     73| |     49| |    49.0| |   753| | 1,100| |   -31.5|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Rogue      |    993| |  1,068| |    -7.0| |12,446| |11,628| |     7.0|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Pathfinder |    175| |     92| |    90.2| | 1,458| | 1,628| |   -10.4|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Murano     |    214| |    263| |   -18.6| | 3,826| | 3,981| |    -3.9|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Quest      |     59| |    100| |   -41.0| |   605| |   781| |   -22.5|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Armada     |     25| |     49| |   -49.0| |   471| |   514| |    -8.4|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Titan      |    356| |    349| |     2.0| | 3,033| | 2,452| |    23.7|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|NV         |    100| |     57| |    75.4| |   914| |   366| |   149.7|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Truck|  2,265| |  2,194| |     3.2| |26,066| |24,639| |     5.8|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|                                                                     |
|_____________________________________________________________________|
|INFINITI DIVISION SALES                                              |
|_____________________________________________________________________|
|           |October| |October| |Monthly | | CYTD | | CYTD | |   CYTD |
|           |_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|           |  2012 | |  2011 | |% Change| | 2012 | | 2011 | |% Change|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Infiniti   |    729| |    703| |     3.7| | 6,926| | 5,897| |    17.4|
|Division   |       | |       | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|Total      |       | |       | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|G          |    230| |    343| |   -32.9| | 2,744| | 3,107| |   -11.7|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|M          |     35| |     37| |    -5.4| |   275| |   362| |   -24.0|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Car  |    265| |    380| |   -30.3| | 3,019| | 3,469| |   -13.0|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|QX56       |     25| |     57| |   -56.1| |   307| |   384| |   -20.1|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|EX35       |    177| |    146| |    21.2| | 1,169| | 1,292| |    -9.5|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|FX         |     58| |    120| |   -51.7| |   633| |   752| |   -15.8|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|JX         |    204| |      0| |   100.0| | 1,798| |     0| |   100.0|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Truck|    464| |    323| |    43.7| | 3,907| | 2,428| |    60.9|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|                                                                     |
|_____________________________________________________________________|
|COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES                                   |
|_____________________________________________________________________|
|           |October| |October| |Monthly | | CYTD | | CYTD | |   CYTD |
|           |_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|           |  2012 | |  2011 | |% Change| | 2012 | | 2011 | |% Change|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|TOTAL      |  6,364| |  5,970| |     6.6| |71,274| |71,590| |    -0.4|
|VEHICLE    |       | |       | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Car  |  3,635| |  3,453| |     5.3| |41,301| |44,523| |    -7.2|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Truck|  2,729| |  2,517| |     8.4| |29,973| |27,067| |    10.7|
|___________|_______|_|_______|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|

About Nissan Canada

Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution 
subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices 
in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 
250 full-time staff. There are 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 30 
Infiniti retailers across Canada. 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 and World 
Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and 
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

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.comandwww.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/.



Media contacts:

Didier Marsaud Senior Manager, Corporate Communications Nissan Canada Inc. 
Tel: 905-259-3400 Email:didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Heather Meehan Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3268 
Email:heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

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CO: Nissan Canada Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: AUT ERN 

-0- Nov/02/2012 14:32 GMT


 
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