, ROLLE, Switzerland


– Calendar Year-to-date sales more than 132,000 units up on 2010 –

Nissan’s record-setting year in Europe is continuing with November 2011 sales 16% up on 2010.

Last month in Europe Nissan achieved 59,681 unit sales. This is more than 8,000 up on November 2010 and takes calendar year-to-date sales above 637,500 units (+26% year-on-year).

Strong sales of the Sunderland-built Qashqai and Juke crossover models, together with brisk sales of the X-TRAIL SUV, resulted in an overall monthly European market share of 4%, which is 0.5% up on November 2010.

The Micra supermini also made an important contribution with nearly 5,500 monthly sales. The ever-popular Micra became even more appealing in September with the addition to the range of a 3-cylinder, supercharged 1.2 petrol engine. The Micra DIG-S delivers just 95g CO2 / km making it one of the cleanest and economical petrol engines in the world.

The top performing markets for November included Russia where Nissan achieved a 60% upswing in sales versus 2010; the UK (+18%) and France (+11%). The Nordic region, including the Baltics, also posted a 20% increase.

Guillaume Cartier, Vice President Sales Operations Europe, said: “Throughout the year we have seen our monthly sales trending significantly above 2010, and this has continued into November.

“Although we recognize a great deal of additional effort will be needed to firmly establish Nissan as the leading Asian brand in Europe, 2011 has witnessed a step change in our performance and presence within the region as we push towards that goal.”

Nissan in Europe

Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 12,500 staff across locally-based design, research development, manufacturing, logistics and sales marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 528,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Japanese brand in Europe.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokahama, 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 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emission 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 further information please contact:

David Swerdlow
Manager Brand Corporate Communications
Tel: +41 (0) 21 822 4970

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