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Nissan Reports Canadian Sales for 2012

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today reported 2012 Canadian 
sales results of 82,194 units. This was one of the best years for the Infiniti 
brand, with 7,993 units sold, up 15.2 per cent over 2011. The Nissan brand 
reported annual sales of 74,201 units. 
For the month of December, Nissan reported Canadian sales of 4,909 units, down 
26.3 per cent over the same month last year. Two redesigned Nissan core models 
achieved a strong finish to the calendar year. Sales of the new Nissan 
Pathfinder SUV reached 530 units, an increase of 278.6 per cent from December 
2011, and the Nissan Sentra subcompact achieved 944 units, a year-over-year 
sales increase of 24.4 per cent, making it the top-selling model in the Nissan 
lineup. The Infiniti luxury brand sold 470 units last month, a slight decrease 
of 7.5 per cent. Nissan division sales were 4,439 units for the month. 
2012 marks a steady year for the completely redesigned Nissan Pathfinder, 
which posted sales gains of 41.8 per cent - 2,666 units sold. The Rogue 
crossover continues to be a top performer in the Nissan portfolio, with sales 
totaling 14,329, besting last year's milestone sales record. 
Nissan's truck line-up performed extremely well in the market last year, with 
both the Nissan Frontier and Titan posting their best sales year ever, up 18.4 
per cent and 12.8 per cent respectively. 
The Infiniti brand experienced 11 months of consecutive year-over-year growth, 
with 2012 sales totaling 7,993, up 15.2 per cent over 2011. Propelling this 
sales momentum is the all-new Infiniti JX luxury crossover, which has shaken 
up its competitive segment posting sales of 2,178 units in nine months. 
In 2013, Infiniti will embark on a new era of inspiration; leading with a 
massive product offensive and the unveiling of the all-new Infiniti Q50 luxury 
sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 
January 14. 
NCI 2012 sales highlights: 
--  Best sales year ever for the following models:
  o Titan; 3,499, up 12.8 per cent
  o Frontier; 2,973, up 18.4 per cent
  o Commercial vehicle lineup; 1,091, up 91.7 per cent
  o Nissan Rogue; 14,329, up 1.0 per cent 


    --  2012 Pathfinder sales totaled 2,666, up 41.8 per cent
    --  In its first full calendar year of sales, the all-electric
        Nissan LEAF™ sales totaled 240 units in 2012
    NISSAN DIVISION SALES
           December   December   Monthly     CYTD     CYTD       CYTD
              2012       2011    % Change    2012     2011    % Change

Nissan        4,439      6,149      -27.8   74,201   77,731       -4.5
Division
Total

Versa           397        919      -56.8   12,476   14,497      -13.9

cube ®           12         28      -57.1      318      459      -30.7

LEAF             27         59      -54.2      240      170       41.2

JUKE            189        435      -56.6    3,738    4,586      -18.5

Sentra          944        759       24.4   11,008   12,880      -14.5

Altima          534        960      -44.4   12,793   12,537        2.0

Maxima           56        186      -69.9    2,025    2,069       -2.1

370Z              7         17      -58.8      489      453        7.9

GT-R              3          1      200.0      117       72       62.5

Total Car     2,169      3,364      -35.5   43,204   47,723       -9.5

Frontier        175        197      -11.2    2,973    2,512       18.4

Xterra           76         70        8.6      931    1,258      -26.0

Rogue           923      1,370      -32.6   14,329   14,191        1.0

Pathfinder      530        140      278.6    2,666    1,880       41.8

Murano          241        451      -46.6    4,303    4,862      -11.5

Quest            28         76      -63.2      668    1,022      -34.6

Armada           33         57      -42.1      537      611      -12.1

Titan           197        323      -39.0    3,499    3,103       12.8

NV               67        101      -33.7    1,091      569       91.7

Total         2,270      2,785      -18.5   30,997   30,008        3.3
Truck
    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
           December   December   Monthly     CYTD     CYTD       CYTD
              2012       2011    % Change    2012     2011    % Change

Infiniti        470        508       -7.5    7,993    6,936       15.2
Division
Total

G               115        248      -53.6    3,003    3,603      -16.7

M                22         23       -4.3      320      408      -21.6

Total Car       137        271      -49.4    3,323    4,011      -17.2

QX56             28         33      -15.2      374      470      -20.4

EX35             97        104       -6.7    1,360    1,521      -10.6

FX               45        100      -55.0      758      934      -18.8

JX              163          0      100.0    2,178        0      100.0

Total           333        237       40.5    4,670    2,925       59.7
Truck
    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
           December   December   Monthly     CYTD     CYTD       CYTD
              2012       2011    % Change    2012     2011    % Change

TOTAL         4,909      6,657      -26.3   82,194   84,667       -2.9
VEHICLE

Total Car     2,306      3,635      -36.6   46,527   51,734      -10.1

Total         2,603      3,022      -13.9   35,667   32,933        8.3
Truck
                                                               

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/.

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 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 32 
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.





Media contacts: Didier Marsaud Senior Manager, Corporate Communications 
Nissan Canada Tel: (905) 629-6400 Email:didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Jenn McCarthy Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3305 jennifer.mccarthy@cohnwolfe.ca

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

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