Nissan Reports U.S. Sales Up 2 Percent In January

              Nissan Reports U.S. Sales Up 2 Percent In January

-Nissan division led by strong gains by Pathfinder and Sentra records
division's best January ever -

- Infiniti up on heavy demand for JX, QX -

PR Newswire

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2013

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA)
today reported January U.S. sales of 80,919 units versus 79,313 units a year
earlier, up 2 percent. Nissan Division sales in January totaled 73,793, up 1.8
percent over the prior year making it the division's best January ever. Sales
of Infiniti vehicles were 7,126, an increase of 4.9 percent over last January.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  oPathfinder SUV sales rose 202 percent to 6,281 units, led by the all-new
    2013 Pathfinder that went on sale in November.

  oSales of the Sentra, led by the all-new 2013 model, totaled 8,979 units,
    marking an increase of 27 percent year-over-year.

  oVersa, the industry's leading subcompact, delivered 10,270 sales, up 9
    percent versus last year making for its best January ever.

  oBased on a shortage of inventory during the transition to U.S. assembly of
    the all-electric 2012 model year Nissan LEAF, the vehicle recorded sales
    of 650 units in January, down 3.8 percent from the prior year. The 2012
    LEAFs are now almost completely sold out, and the upgraded 2013 LEAF will
    go on sale later this month.

"Nissan's core products that have been refreshed as part of our sweep of five
new models in 15 months continue to deliver solid performance," said Al
Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  oWith a 70.1 percent gain for the month, sales of Infiniti luxury
    crossovers and sport utility vehicles remained strong.

  oInfiniti QX sales of 1,168 equaled an increase of 14.5 percent in January.

  oThe all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover remains a popular new
    entry, with sales of 1,970 units in January.

"After a strong close in December, we began our sponsorship of NCAA^® Men's
Basketball in mid-January, which will continue to help drive traffic to our
showrooms through the spring," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti
Americas. "Sales of Infiniti QX luxury SUV and the Infiniti JX crossover
continue to bring new shoppers into our showrooms."

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. January had 25 selling days in 2013 and 24 selling
days in 2012.

NISSAN DIVISION
                             Jan     Jan     Monthly  CYTD    CYTD    CYTD
                             2013    2012    % chg    2013    2012    % chg
Nissan Division Total        73,793  72,517  1.8      73,793  72,517  1.8
Versa                        10,270  9,418   9.0      10,270  9,418   9.0
Sentra                       8,979   7,066   27.1     8,979   7,066   27.1
Cube                         536     461     16.3     536     461     16.3
Altima                       21,464  22,357  -4.0     21,464  22,357  -4.0
Maxima                       2,992   4,001   -25.2    2,992   4,001   -25.2
LEAF                         650     676     -3.8     650     676     -3.8
Juke                         2,361   2,330   1.3      2,361   2,330   1.3
370Z                         331     417     -20.6    331     417     -20.6
GT-R                         48      20      140.0    48      20      140.0
Total Car                    47,631  46,746  1.9      47,631  46,746  1.9
Frontier                     2,624   3,782   -30.6    2,624   3,782   -30.6
Titan                        1,394   1,306   6.7      1,394   1,306   6.7
Xterra                       997     1,461   -31.8    997     1,461   -31.8
Pathfinder                   6,281   2,081   201.8    6,281   2,081   201.8
Armada                       1,198   1,402   -14.6    1,198   1,402   -14.6
Rogue                        8,951   9,904   -9.6     8,951   9,904   -9.6
Murano                       2,996   3,895   -23.1    2,996   3,895   -23.1
Quest                        978     1,184   -17.4    978     1,184   -17.4
NV                           743     756     -1.7     743     756     -1.7
Total Truck                  26,162  25,771  1.5      26,162  25,771  1.5
North American produced      56,942  53,630  6.2      56,942  53,630  6.2
Car                          43,705  42,842  2.0      43,705  42,842  2.0
Truck                        13,237  10,788  22.7     13,237  10,788  22.7
Import                       16,851  18,887  -10.8    16,851  18,887  -10.8
Car                          3,926   3,904   0.6      3,926   3,904   0.6
Truck                        12,925  14,983  -13.7    12,925  14,983  -13.7
INFINITI DIVISION
                             Jan     Jan     Monthly  CYTD    CYTD    CYTD
                             2013    2012    % chg    2013    2012    % chg
Infiniti Division Total      7,126   6,796   4.9      7,126   6,796   4.9
G Sedan                      2,184   2,957   -26.1    2,184   2,957   -26.1
G Coupe                      631     859     -26.5    631     859     -26.5
M                            413     700     -41.0    413     700     -41.0
QX56                         1,168   1,020   14.5     1,168   1,020   14.5
JX                           1,970   0       n/a      1,970   0       n/a
EX                           168     318     -47.2    168     318     -47.2
FX                           592     942     -37.2    592     942     -37.2
Total Car                    3,228   4,516   -28.5    3,228   4,516   -28.5
Total Truck                  3,898   2,280   71.0     3,898   2,280   71.0
NISSAN & INFINITI
                             Jan     Jan     Monthly  CYTD    CYTD    CYTD
                             2013    2012    % chg    2013    2012    % chg
TOTAL VEHICLE                80,919  79,313  2.0      80,919  79,313  2.0
Total Car                    50,859  51,262  -0.8     50,859  51,262  -0.8
Total Truck                  30,060  28,051  7.2      30,060  28,051  7.2
Selling days                 25      24               25      24
* 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

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