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Nissan Reports Canadian Sales for February


-Infiniti achieves best-ever February sales- MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today reported Canadian monthly sales of 5,635 units, down 11.1 per cent over the same month last year. The Infiniti luxury brand recorded its best-ever February with sales of 711 units, up 27.2 per cent over the same month last year. Nissan division sales were 4,924 units for the month, down 14.9 per cent.

The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover remains a popular new entry with sales of 276 units in February, making it Infiniti's top seller. The 2013 G line-up sold 154 units. EX37 jumped 115.9 per cent in February and both the QX56 and FX increased sales up 30.6 and 20.4 per cent, respectively.

On the Nissan side, sales of the all-new 2013 Pathfinder SUV increased 80.1 per cent with 434 units sold. The Rogue continues to be the most popular vehicle in the line-up with sales of 1,022 units, followed by the all-new Sentra and Versa with 918 and 661 units, respectively. Sales of JUKE increased 14.4 per cent year-over-year, with a NISMO version arriving soon in limited supply.

The Nissan commercial vehicle line-up sold 88 units, up 11.4 per cent in February. The all-new Nissan NV200 compact commercial van will join the full-size line-up in dealerships soon offering best-in-class fuel economy and turning radius, and other unexpected features like Tire Pressure Monitoring System, all for the lowest starting MSRP in this competitive segment.

NCI FEBRUARY 2013 HIGHLIGHTS:


    --  Infiniti achieves best-ever February sales of 711 units, up
        27.2 per cent
    --  The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover recorded
        sales of 276 units while EX sales were up 115.9 per cent
    --  QX56 and FX sales increased 30.6 and 20.4 per cent,
        respectively
    --  The all-new Nissan Pathfinder recorded a year-over-year
        increase of 80.1 per cent, with 434 units sold
    --  Nissan Rogue remains the top seller in Nissan's line-up with
        1,022 units, followed by the Sentra (918 units) and Versa (661
        units)
    --  Sales of Nissan's commercial vehicle line-up increased 11.4 per
        cent
    --  The all-electric Nissan LEAF sold 37 units in February
    --  Total NCI sales were 5,635 units, down 11.1 per cent
    --  Nissan division sales were 4,924 units for the month, down 14.9
        per cent

 ____________________________________________________________________
|NISSAN DIVISION SALES                                               |
|____________________________________________________________________|
|           |February| |February| |Monthly| | CYTD | | CYTD | | CYTD |
|           |________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|           |   2013 | |   2012 | |   %   | | 2013 | | 2012 | |  %   |
|           |        | |        | |Change | |      | |      | |Change|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Nissan     |   4,924| |   5,783| |  -14.9| | 9,025| |10,769| | -16.2|
|Division   |        | |        | |       | |      | |      | |      |
|Total      |        | |        | |       | |      | |      | |      |
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Versa      |     661| |     790| |  -16.3| | 1,182| | 1,445| | -18.2|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|cube ®     |      18| |      19| |   -5.3| |    31| |    48| | -35.4|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|LEAF™|      37| |      18| |  105.6| |    74| |    48| |  54.2|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|JUKE       |     246| |     215| |   14.4| |   425| |   438| |  -3.0|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Sentra     |     918| |     905| |    1.4| | 1,677| | 1,611| |   4.1|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Altima     |     636| |     909| |  -30.0| | 1,135| | 1,772| | -35.9|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Maxima     |     102| |     271| |  -62.4| |   205| |   359| | -42.9|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|370Z       |       8| |      15| |  -46.7| |    17| |    26| | -34.6|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|GT-R       |       3| |       9| |  -66.7| |     6| |    14| | -57.1|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Total Car  |   2,629| |   3,151| |  -16.6| | 4,752| | 5,761| | -17.5|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Frontier   |     148| |     218| |  -32.1| |   310| |   438| | -29.2|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Xterra     |      66| |      75| |  -12.0| |   125| |   149| | -16.1|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Rogue      |   1,022| |   1,191| |  -14.2| | 1,845| | 2,262| | -18.4|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Pathfinder |     434| |     241| |   80.1| |   833| |   535| |  55.7|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Murano     |     293| |     465| |  -37.0| |   511| |   883| | -42.1|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Quest      |      26| |      58| |  -55.2| |    58| |    98| | -40.8|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Armada     |      37| |      50| |  -26.0| |    67| |   102| | -34.3|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Titan      |     181| |     255| |  -29.0| |   348| |   401| | -13.2|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|NV         |      88| |      79| |   11.4| |   176| |   140| |  25.7|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Total Truck|   2,295| |   2,632| |  -12.8| | 4,273| | 5,008| | -14.7|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|                                                                    |
|____________________________________________________________________|
|INFINITI DIVISION SALES                                             |
|____________________________________________________________________|
|           |February| |February| |Monthly| | CYTD | | CYTD | | CYTD |
|           |________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|           |   2013 | |   2012 | |   %   | | 2013 | | 2012 | |  %   |
|           |        | |        | |Change | |      | |      | |Change|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Infiniti   |     711| |     559| |   27.2| | 1,232| |   924| |  33.3|
|Division   |        | |        | |       | |      | |      | |      |
|Total      |        | |        | |       | |      | |      | |      |
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|G          |     154| |     382| |  -59.7| |   289| |   584| | -50.5|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|M          |      26| |      23| |   13.0| |    52| |    36| |  44.4|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Total Car  |     180| |     405| |  -55.6| |   341| |   620| | -45.0|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|QX56       |      47| |      36| |   30.6| |    74| |    69| |   7.2|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|EX35       |     149| |      69| |  115.9| |   273| |   130| | 110.0|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|FX         |      59| |      49| |   20.4| |   108| |   105| |   2.9|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|JX         |     276| |       0| |  100.0| |   436| |     0| | 100.0|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Total Truck|     531| |     154| |  244.8| |   891| |   304| | 193.1|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|                                                                    |
|____________________________________________________________________|
|COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES                                  |
|____________________________________________________________________|
|           |February| |February| |Monthly| | CYTD | | CYTD | | CYTD |
|           |________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|           |   2013 | |   2012 | |   %   | | 2013 | | 2012 | |  %   |
|           |        | |        | |Change | |      | |      | |Change|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|TOTAL      |   5,635| |   6,342| |  -11.1| |10,257| |11,693| | -12.3|
|VEHICLE    |        | |        | |       | |      | |      | |      |
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Total Car  |   2,809| |   3,556| |  -21.0| | 5,093| | 6,381| | -20.2|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|
|Total Truck|   2,826| |   2,786| |    1.4| | 5,164| | 5,312| |  -2.8|
|___________|________|_|________|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|

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.com and www.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

Anthony Field Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3268 Email: anthony.field@cohnwolfe.ca

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

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

-0- Mar/01/2013 22:26 GMT

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