Nissan Group reports March 2014 Canadian sales

       _______________________________________________________________     |                                |March 2014|March 2013|% Change|     |________________________________|__________|__________|________|     |Nissan Group Total Sales (units)|   10,470 |   8,461  |  +23.7 |     |________________________________|__________|__________|________|     |        Nissan Division sales   |   9,404  |   7,437  |  +26.4 |     |________________________________|__________|__________|________|     |            Infiniti sales*     |   1,066  |   1,024  |   +4.1 |     |________________________________|__________|__________|________|  MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Nissan Group today announced total  Canadian March sales of 10,470 units, an increase of 23.7 per cent and the  eighth consecutive month of record sales. Both the company and the Nissan  brand recorded best March sales ever, while the Infiniti luxury brand reported  its best-ever month. The Nissan brand sold 9,404 units, up 26.4 per cent,  while the Infiniti brand increased 4.1 per cent over the same period last  year, with 1,066 units sold.  Nissan Division March highlights:         --  Nissan Division recorded its best March on record with 9,404             units sold, up 26.4 per cent over the previous year.         --  The all-new Rogue crossover set an all-time sales record with             2,483 units sold, up 56.8 per cent from March 2013.         --  Sales of the all-new Pathfinder set a new March record with             1,044 units sold, an increase of 85.8 per cent over the             previous year.         --  Best March on record for both Frontier and Titan, with             year-over-year sales increases of 32.2 and 112.5 per cent,             respectively.  Infiniti Division March highlights:         --  Best month ever for Infiniti brand with 1,066 units sold, an             increase of 4.1 per cent.         --  Best March on record marks nine consecutive months of sales             growth.      _______________________________________________________________________________     |NISSAN DIVISION SALES                                                          |     |_______________________________________________________________________________|     |                           |March | |March| |Monthly| | CYTD | | CYTD | | CYTD |     |                           |______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |                           | 2014 | |2013 | |   %   | | 2014 | | 2013 | |  %   |     |                           |      | |     | |Change | |      | |      | |Change|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Nissan Division Total      | 9,404| |7,437| |   26.4| |21,037| |16,462| |  27.8|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Versa                      | 1,546| |  742| |  108.4| | 2,991| | 1,924| |  55.5|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |cube ®                     |     3| |   19| |  -84.2| |    11| |    50| | -78.0|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |LEAF™                |    75| |   82| |   -8.5| |   180| |   156| |  15.4|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |JUKE                       |   382| |  360| |    6.1| |   811| |   785| |   3.3|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Sentra                     | 1,421| |1,485| |   -4.3| | 3,148| | 3,162| |  -0.4|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Altima                     |   874| |1,195| |  -26.9| | 1,963| | 2,330| | -15.8|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Maxima                     |   150| |  258| |  -41.9| |   291| |   463| | -37.1|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |370Z                       |    37| |   32| |   15.6| |    62| |    49| |  26.5|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |GT-R                       |    28| |   16| |   75.0| |    31| |    22| |  40.9|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Total Car                  | 4,516| |4,189| |    7.8| | 9,488| | 8,941| |   6.1|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Frontier                   |   353| |  267| |   32.2| |   883| |   577| |  53.0|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Xterra                     |   162| |  109| |   48.6| |   318| |   234| |  35.9|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Rogue                      | 2,483| |1,584| |   56.8| | 6,092| | 3,429| |  77.7|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Pathfinder                 | 1,044| |  562| |   85.8| | 2,204| | 1,395| |  58.0|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Murano                     |   278| |  387| |  -28.2| |   705| |   898| | -21.5|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Quest                      |    23| |   36| |  -36.1| |    43| |    94| | -54.3|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Armada                     |    48| |   43| |   11.6| |   104| |   110| |  -5.5|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Titan                      |   357| |  168| |  112.5| |   801| |   516| |  55.2|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |NV                         |    56| |   91| |  -38.5| |   137| |   267| | -48.7|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |NV200                      |    84| |    1| |  100.0| |   262| |     1| | 100.0|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Total Truck                | 4,888| |3,248| |   50.5| |11,549| | 7,521| |  53.6|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |                                                                               |     |_______________________________________________________________________________|     |INFINITI DIVISION SALES                                                        |     |_______________________________________________________________________________|     |                           | March| |March| |Monthly| |  CYTD| |  CYTD| | CYTD |     |                           |______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |                           | 2014 | |2013 | |   %   | | 2014 | | 2013 | |  %   |     |                           |      | |     | |Change | |      | |      | |Change|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Infiniti Division Total    | 1,066| |1,024| |    4.1| | 2,597| | 2,256| |  15.1|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Q50                        |   370| |  272| |   36.0| |   821| |   501| |  63.9|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Q60                        |    37| |   68| |  -45.6| |    89| |   128| | -30.5|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Q70                        |     3| |   22| |  -86.4| |    23| |    74| | -68.9|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Total Car                  |   410| |  362| |   13.3| |   933| |   703| |  32.7|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |QX50                       |   210| |  188| |   11.7| |   477| |   461| |   3.5|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |QX60                       |   360| |  350| |    2.9| |   949| |   786| |  20.7|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |QX70                       |    50| |   84| |  -40.5| |   114| |   192| | -40.6|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |QX80                       |    36| |   40| |  -10.0| |   124| |   114| |   8.8|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Total Truck                |   656| |  662| |   -0.9| | 1,664| | 1,553| |   7.1|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |                                                                               |     |_______________________________________________________________________________|     |COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES                                             |     |_______________________________________________________________________________|     |                           |March | |March| |Monthly| | CYTD | | CYTD | | CYTD |     |                           |______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |                           | 2014 | |2013 | |   %   | | 2014 | | 2013 | |  %   |     |                           |      | |     | |Change | |      | |      | |Change|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |TOTAL VEHICLE              |10,470| |8,461| |   23.7| |23,634| |18,718| |  26.3|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Total Car                  | 4,926| |4,551| |    8.2| |10,421| | 9,644| |   8.1|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|     |Total Truck                | 5,544| |3,910| |   41.8| |13,213| | 9,074| |  45.6|     |___________________________|______|_|_____|_|_______|_|______|_|______|_|______|  *For more information on Infiniti's March sales performance, please visit  www.media.infiniti.ca.  Information, images and B-Roll of Nissan's full lineup are available at  www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.  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 184 independent Nissan dealerships, 35 Infiniti  retailers and 44 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers 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.    SOURCE  Nissan Canada Inc.  Media contacts:  Didier Marsaud Senior Manager, Corporate Communications Nissan Canada Tel:  905-629-6400 Email:didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com  Jenn McCarthy Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3305  Email:jennifer.mccarthy@cohnwolfe.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/01/c8136.html  CO: Nissan Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: AUT ERN  
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