Nissan Reports 23.2% Increase In U.S. April Sales

              Nissan Reports 23.2% Increase In U.S. April Sales

Strong retail demand for core Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra models drive April
sales growth

Infiniti G Line, JX push luxury sales up 10%

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 1, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. today
reported April U.S. sales of 87,847 units versus 71,329 units a year earlier,
up 23.2 percent. Nissan Division sales rose 24.6 percent for the month at
80,003 units, driven by retail sales gains by top-selling models like Altima,
Pathfinder, Sentra and Rogue. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 10 percent
over the prior year, to 7,844 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  oNissan Division posted 80,003 sales, an increase of 24.6 percent over last
    April's 64,200 unit total.
  oSales of Nissan Altima rose 35.4 percent to 21,991, driven by a 42 percent
    increase in retail deliveries.
  oNissan Rogue crossover sales set a new April record at 11,904 units, an
    increase of 39 percent over the prior April.
  oNissan Pathfinder sales were up 214.7 percent to 6,473, setting a new
    April record and marking the sixth consecutive month it posted an increase
    in deliveries of at least 145 percent. Pathfinder sales are up 180.9
    percent in 2013.
  oSales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF jumped 423.5 percent to 1,937,
    spurred by the move of vehicle assembly to Nissan's vehicle and battery
    assembly facilities in Smyrna, Tenn., as well as a substantial price
    repositioning to include a wider range of trim levels and added value.
    Year-to-date, LEAF sales are up more than 160 percent.
  oThe all-new Nissan Sentra posted a 44.9 percent sales increase, at 10,734
    deliveries.

Comments from Jose Munoz, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing – Nissan
Americas:

"April was a very good sales month for the Nissan division, not only from an
overall volume standpoint where we were up more than 24 percent, but also in
retail where our sales rose more than 32 percent."

"In the first quarter of 2013, we improved our retail sales by more than 4
percent while reducing deliveries to fleet customers by more than 17 percent.
We continued this trend in April with retail up 29 percent and fleet mix down
over four percentage points from one year ago, which proves that our new
products such as Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder are taking strong hold in the
marketplace."

"Our strong performance in April was driven largely by double and even triple
digit increases on some of our core products, such as Altima up more than 35
percent, Sentra up nearly 45 percent, Rogue up 39 percent and the all-new
Pathfinder up over 214 percent."

"We expect to have gained market share in April due to our strong retail
performance, which we have full intention to continue through the summer
months given the building momentum that we are seeing with Altima, Sentra and
Pathfinder in particular."

"With a strong April building on a record-breaking March, Nissan LEAF sales
are now up over 160 percent year-to-date. The wider array of trim levels and
lower price driven by the start of U.S. LEAF production at our Smyrna plant
are bringing more new customers to our showrooms every day."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  oInfiniti today reported sales of 7,844 units in April, an increase of 10
    percent from 7,129 units during April 2012.
  oDeliveries of Infiniti G Sedan totaled 2,696, an increase of 29 percent.
  oInfiniti FX performance crossover was up 12.8 percent.
  oSales of the Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover increased 24.1
    percent to 2,580 in April.

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. April 2013 had 25 selling days, while April 2012
had 24 selling days.

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, 2012 and 2013 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/.



NISSAN DIVISION              April   April   Monthly  CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                             2013    2012    % chg    2013     2012     % chg
Nissan Division Total        80,003  64,200  24.6     370,908  360,341  2.9
Versa                        7,155   8,335   -14.2    46,442   43,530   6.7
Sentra                       10,734  7,410   44.9     43,736   39,173   11.6
Cube                         468     573     -18.3    2,419    2,650    -8.7
Altima                       21,991  16,239  35.4     108,943  112,599  -3.2
Maxima                       2,678   3,444   -22.2    16,685   20,934   -20.3
LEAF                         1,937   370     423.5    5,476    2,103    160.4
Juke                         2,445   2,887   -15.3    11,551   12,329   -6.3
370Z                         568     785     -27.6    1,946    2,850    -31.7
GT-R                         103     118     -12.7    371      344      7.8
Total Car                    48,079  40,161  19.7     237,569  236,512  0.4
Frontier                     5,155   4,148   24.3     17,333   18,254   -5.0
Titan                        1,038   1,568   -33.8    6,150    6,181    -0.5
Xterra                       1,982   1,104   79.5     6,872    5,705    20.5
Pathfinder                   6,473   2,057   214.7    28,839   10,267   180.9
Armada                       773     1,118   -30.9    4,707    6,155    -23.5
Rogue                        11,904  8,563   39.0     46,200   48,862   -5.4
Murano                       2,404   3,009   -20.1    14,257   18,152   -21.5
Quest                        1,103   1,958   -43.7    4,557    6,944    -34.4
NV                           892     514     73.5     4,177    3,309    26.2
NV200                        200     n/a     n/a      247      n/a      n/a
Total Truck                  31,924  24,039  32.8     133,339  123,829  7.7
North American produced      60,984  45,937  32.8     288,241  266,107  8.3
Car                          44,471  35,428  25.5     219,916  216,236  1.7
Truck                        16,513  10,509  57.1     68,325   49,871   37.0
Import                       19,019  18,263  4.1      82,667   94,234   -12.3
Car                          3,608   4,733   -23.8    17,653   20,276   -12.9
Truck                        15,411  13,530  13.9     65,014   73,958   -12.1
INFINITI DIVISION
                             April   April   Monthly  CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                             2013    2012    % chg    2013     2012     % chg
Infiniti Division Total      7,844   7,129   10.0     35,220   33,349   5.6
G Sedan                      2,696   2,090   29.0     13,080   14,077   -7.1
G Coupe                      794     872     -8.9     3,326    4,201    -20.8
M                            388     461     -15.8    1,956    3,260    -40.0
QX                           747     915     -18.4    4,117    4,431    -7.1
JX                           2,580   2,079   24.1     9,483    2,619    262.1
EX                           91      226     -59.7    555      1,236    -55.1
FX                           548     486     12.8     2,703    3,525    -23.3
Total Car                    3,878   3,423   13.3     18,362   21,538   -14.7
Total Truck                  3,966   3,706   7.0      16,858   11,811   42.7
NISSAN & INFINITI
                             April   April   Monthly  CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                             2013    2012    % chg    2013     2012     % chg
TOTAL VEHICLE                87,847  71,329  23.2     406,128  393,690  3.2
Total Car                    51,957  43,584  19.2     255,931  258,050  -0.8
Total Truck                  35,890  27,745  29.4     150,197  135,640  10.7
Selling days                 25      24               101      101
* All numbers include Hawaii



SOURCE Nissan North America

Website: http://www.NissanUSA.com
Contact: Brian Brockman, Nissan North America, 615-725-1447
 
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