Nissan Reports Canadian Sales for March

-Infiniti has best-ever sales month; Nissan LEAF has best month since launch-
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today reported Canadian monthly 
sales with the Infiniti luxury brand recording its best-ever sales month of 
1,024 units, up 16.1 per cent over the same month last year. For the first 
quarter, Infiniti is tracking up 24.9 per cent over Q1 2012. Nissan division 
sales were 7,437 units for March, down 12.9 per cent. Total Nissan Canada, 
Inc. sales totaled 8,461 units, down 10.2 per cent over the same month last 
year. 
Contributing to Infiniti's record month were its luxury crossover and sport 
utility vehicles, which were up 150.8 per cent. The Infiniti JX 7-passenger 
luxury crossover, which launched almost a year ago, remains the best-seller in 
the line-up with sales of 350 units in March. Sales of the Infiniti EX were up 
30.6 per cent with 188 units. 
Nissan LEAF sales totaled 82 deliveries, up 310 per cent and the nameplate's 
best month since launch. The all-new 2013 Sentra sedan and Nissan Pathfinder 
recorded impressive year-over-year increases of 48.9 and 262.6 per cent, 
respectively. The Rogue is the most popular vehicle in the Nissan line-up in 
March with sales of 1,584 units. 
NCI MARCH 2013 HIGHLIGHTS: 


    --   Infiniti has best-ever monthly sales of 1,024, up 16.1 per
        cent
    --  For Q1, Infiniti is up 24.9 per cent over last year
    --  Infiniti's luxury crossover and sport utility vehicles are
        leading the growth with sales up 150.8 per cent in March
    --  The JX luxury crossover joined the line-up almost one year ago
        and sold 350 units in March
    --  The all-electric Nissan LEAF recorded its best sales month
        since launch with 82 units
    --  Rogue remains the strongest seller in the Nissan line-up with
        1,584 sold in March
    --  All-new Sentra and Pathfinder sold 1,485 and 562 units,
        respectively
    --  Total NCI sales were 7,437 units, down 12.9 per cent
    --  Nissan division sales were 8,461 units, down 10.2 per cent

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|NISSAN DIVISION SALES                                            |
|_________________________________________________________________|
|           |March| |March| |Monthly | | CYTD | | CYTD | |   CYTD |
|           |_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|           |2013 | |2012 | |% Change| | 2013 | | 2012 | |% Change|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Nissan     |7,437| |8,535| |   -12.9| |16,462| |19,304| |   -14.7|
|Division   |     | |     | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|Total      |     | |     | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Versa      |  742| |1,355| |   -45.2| | 1,924| | 2,800| |   -31.3|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|cube ®     |   19| |   38| |   -50.0| |    50| |    86| |   -41.9|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|LEAF™|   82| |   20| |   310.0| |   156| |    68| |   129.4|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|JUKE       |  360| |  440| |   -18.2| |   785| |   878| |   -10.6|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Sentra     |1,485| |  997| |    48.9| | 3,162| | 2,608| |    21.2|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Altima     |1,195| |1,473| |   -18.9| | 2,330| | 3,245| |   -28.2|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Maxima     |  258| |  319| |   -19.1| |   463| |   678| |   -31.7|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|370Z       |   32| |   88| |   -63.6| |    49| |   114| |   -57.0|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|GT-R       |   16| |   13| |    23.1| |    22| |    27| |   -18.5|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Car  |4,189| |4,743| |   -11.7| | 8,941| |10,504| |   -14.9|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Frontier   |  267| |  268| |    -0.4| |   577| |   706| |   -18.3|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Xterra     |  109| |  118| |    -7.6| |   234| |   267| |   -12.4|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Rogue      |1,584| |2,227| |   -28.9| | 3,429| | 4,489| |   -23.6|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Pathfinder |  562| |  155| |   262.6| | 1,395| |   690| |   102.2|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Murano     |  387| |  513| |   -24.6| |   898| | 1,396| |   -35.7|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Quest      |   36| |   75| |   -52.0| |    94| |   173| |   -45.7|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Armada     |   43| |   75| |   -42.7| |   110| |   177| |   -37.9|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Titan      |  168| |  266| |   -36.8| |   516| |   667| |   -22.6|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|NV         |   91| |   95| |    -4.2| |   267| |   235| |    13.6|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|NV200      |    1| |    0| |   100.0| |     1| |     0| |   100.0|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Truck|3,248| |3,792| |   -14.3| | 7,521| | 8,800| |   -14.5|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|                                                                 |
|_________________________________________________________________|
|INFINITI DIVISION SALES                                          |
|_________________________________________________________________|
|           |March| |March| |Monthly | | CYTD | | CYTD | |   CYTD |
|           |_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|           |2013 | |2012 | |% Change| | 2013 | | 2012 | |% Change|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Infiniti   |1,024| |  882| |    16.1| | 2,256| | 1,806| |    24.9|
|Division   |     | |     | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|Total      |     | |     | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|G          |  340| |  575| |   -40.9| |   629| | 1,159| |   -45.7|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|M          |   22| |   43| |   -48.8| |    74| |    79| |    -6.3|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Car  |  362| |  618| |   -41.4| |   703| | 1,238| |   -43.2|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|QX56       |   40| |   29| |    37.9| |   114| |    98| |    16.3|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|EX35       |  188| |  144| |    30.6| |   461| |   274| |    68.2|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|FX         |   84| |   91| |    -7.7| |   192| |   196| |    -2.0|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|JX         |  350| |    0| |   100.0| |   786| |     0| |   100.0|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Truck|  662| |  264| |   150.8| | 1,553| |   568| |   173.4|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|                                                                 |
|_________________________________________________________________|
|COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES                               |
|_________________________________________________________________|
|           |March| |March| |Monthly | | CYTD | | CYTD | |   CYTD |
|           |_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|           |2013 | |2012 | |% Change| | 2013 | | 2012 | |% Change|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|TOTAL      |8,461| |9,417| |   -10.2| |18,718| |21,110| |   -11.3|
|VEHICLE    |     | |     | |        | |      | |      | |        |
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Car  |4,551| |5,361| |   -15.1| | 9,644| |11,742| |   -17.9|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|
|Total Truck|3,910| |4,056| |    -3.6| | 9,074| | 9,368| |    -3.1|
|___________|_____|_|_____|_|________|_|______|_|______|_|________|

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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 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 
trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. 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 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: 647-259-3281 Email:anthony.field@cohnwolfe.ca

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

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