Nissan North America Sales Increase 9.5 Percent In 2012

           Nissan North America Sales Increase 9.5 Percent In 2012

- Nissan Division sets new yearly record with more than 1 million sales -

- Infiniti 2012 sales up 21.8 percent -

PR Newswire

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 3, 2013

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA)
today reported record U.S. calendar year sales of 1,141,656 units versus
1,042,534 in 2011, an increase of 9.5 percent and the first time that the
Nissan brand sold more than 1 million units in a calendar year. December
Nissan North America sales were 99,290, down 1.6 percent from the prior year.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  oNissan Division sales in 2012 of 1,021,779 set a new record, and were up
    8.2 percent versus last year's 944,073.
  oNissan Division sales for December were 86,663,  down 3.6 percent from the
    prior year at 89,937 units.
  oMultiple vehicles set sales records in 2012, including:

       oNissan Altima, up 12.6 percent with 302,934 sales for the calendar
         year and the first time the nameplate has exceeded 300,000 sales in a
         calendar year
       oNissan Rogue crossover, up 14.3 percent with 142,349 units in 2012
       oNissan Versa, up 13.6 percent with 113,327 deliveries. Versa sales
         also set a new December record with 10,618 units.
       oNissan LEAF, up 1.5 percent to 9,819 with December sales of 1,489
         units.
       oThe Nissan NV commercial van, up 58 percent to 10,179 sales, with
         1,250 units sold in December, its best month ever.

"Nissan had a record-breaking 2012, led by strong totals for Altima, Rogue and
Versa," said Al Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division. "Our aggressive
product launch schedule with five new core vehicles in under two years
positions us well for a successful 2013."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
Infiniti sales highlights for the month include:

  oInfiniti QX sales of 2,232 were an increase of 28.6 percent in December,
    marking its best month ever. For 2012, sales increased 14 percent to
    15,310 units, its best year since the full-size luxury SUV was introduced
    into the Infiniti line in 2004.
  oThe all-new Infiniti JX saw sales of 2,708 in December, its best month
    since it went on sale in March. For 2012, the 7-passenger luxury crossover
    had sales of 21,674, making it the second best selling vehicle in the
    Infiniti line.
  oFor 2012, the Infiniti G Sedan had a sales increase of 7 percent to 46,828
    units, and the Infiniti FX luxury performance crossover was up 4.9 percent
    to 10,424.
  oOverall, this was Infiniti's best December since 2006, and marked its
    eighth straight month of double-digit sales increases in 2012.

"2012 was a strong year for Infiniti, as we added the Infiniti JX luxury
crossover, and the Infiniti G sports sedan and QX full-size luxury SUV
continued to be solid players in their segments," said Ben Poore, vice
president, Infiniti Americas. "The JX brought new buyers into our showroom,
and we expect that will continue throughout 2013, as we add another important
new vehicle to the Infiniti line."

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. December had 26 selling days in 2012 versus 27 in
2011. For the calendar year, both 2012 and 2011 had 307 selling days.

NISSAN DIVISION
                         Dec     Dec      Monthly  CYTD       CYTD       CYTD
                         2012    2011     % chg    2012       2011       % chg
Nissan Division Total    86,663  89,937   -3.6     1,021,779  944,073    8.2
Versa                    10,618  9,939    6.8      113,327    99,730     13.6
Sentra                   7,755   8,710    -11.0    106,395    114,991    -7.5
Cube                     589     406      45.1     7,667      14,459     -47.0
Altima                   23,966  25,976   -7.7     302,934    268,981    12.6
Maxima                   4,137   5,068    -18.4    59,349     58,737     1.0
LEAF                     1,489   954      56.1     9,819      9,674      1.5
Juke                     2,739   3,028    -9.5     36,358     35,886     1.3
370Z                     406     449      -9.6     7,338      7,328      0.1
GT-R                     49      35       40.0     1,188      1,294      -8.2
Total Car                51,748  54,565   -5.2     644,375    611,080    5.4
Frontier                 3,688   5,626    -34.4    55,435     51,700     7.2
Titan                    1,838   2,386    -23.0    21,576     21,994     -1.9
Xterra                   1,379   1,977    -30.2    17,222     18,221     -5.5
Pathfinder               7,939   2,663    198.1    42,621     25,935     64.3
Armada                   2,134   1,957    9.0      18,072     18,331     -1.4
Rogue                    11,488  12,286   -6.5     142,349    124,543    14.3
Murano                   3,999   5,473    -26.9    51,675     53,626     -3.6
Quest                    1,200   1,774    -32.4    18,275     12,199     49.8
NV                       1,250   1,230    1.6      10,179     6,444      58.0
Total Truck              34,915  35,372   -1.3     377,404    332,993    13.3
North American produced  64,704  65,532   -1.3     747,110    685,064    9.1
Car                      46,476  49,693   -6.5     582,005    542,439    7.3
Truck                    18,228  15,839   15.1     165,105    142,625    15.8
Import                   21,959  24,405   -10.0    274,669    259,009    6.0
Car                      5,272   4,872    8.2      62,370     68,641     -9.1
Truck                    16,687  19,533   -14.6    212,299    190,368    11.5
INFINITI DIVISION
                         Dec     Dec      Monthly  CYTD       CYTD       CYTD
                         2012    2011     % chg    2012       2011       % chg
Infiniti Division Total  12,627  10,990   14.9     119,877    98,461     21.8
G Sedan                  4,482   5,399    -17.0    46,828     43,759     7.0
G Coupe                  1,034   1,132    -8.7     13,016     14,487     -10.2
M                        849     1,084    -21.7    9,130      10,818     -15.6
QX56                     2,232   1,735    28.6     15,310     13,428     14.0
JX                       2,708   0        n/a      21,674     n/a        n/a
EX                       334     544      -38.6    3,495      6,030      -42.0
FX                       988     1,096    -9.9     10,424     9,939      4.9
Total Car                6,365   7,615    -16.4    68,974     69,064     -0.1
Total Truck              6,262   3,375    85.5     50,903     29,397     73.2
NISSAN & INFINITI
                         Dec     Dec      Monthly  CYTD       CYTD       CYTD
                         2012    2011     % chg    2012       2011       % chg
TOTAL VEHICLE            99,290  100,927  -1.6     1,141,656  1,042,534  9.5
Total Car                58,113  62,180   -6.5     713,349    680,144    4.9
Total Truck              41,177  38,747   6.3      428,307    362,390    18.2
Selling days             26      27                307        307
* 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.comandwww.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/.

SOURCE Nissan North America

Contact: Travis Parman, Nissan North America, +1-615-725-5828,
www.nissannews.com
 
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