Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Reports May Sales in Europe

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 50,083 vehicles (X) in May 2007, an increase of 3.6% compared to the same month last year.

    The success of Nissan's compact crossover, QASHQAI, continues with an impressive order bank which has now reached 60,000 units.

    Despite the run-out phase of the current X-TRAIL, the compact SUV saw a strong performance in May. This popular model has consistently been among the best-selling compact SUVs in Europe and paves the way for the all-new model which goes on sale across Europe from July onwards. The new X-TRAIL offers an all-new chassis, body design and interior and promises enhanced on-road performance.

    Furthermore, the successful launch of Tiida has also contributed to Nissan's performance this month, which is now on sale in the following markets; Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ireland, the Baltics, Greece and which will be distributed in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan in November.


    - For the region of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, Nissan sold 13,147 units in May, registering an increase of 109.59% compared to the same month last year. Year to date, Nissan sold a total of 25,821 units in these countries, up 115% compared to the same period last year. All models are performing well including Infiniti models and Almera Classic.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 5,078 units in May registering an increase of 5.4% compared to the same month last year.


    - QASHQAI sales totaled 10,060 units in May. Since its launch in March 2007, sales have reached 33,611 units.

                         May 07            vs May 06 %
      Russia         11,982                 112
      UK                 5,666              -16.1
      Spain            5,237                -9.2
      Italy            5,078                 5.4
      Germany         4,043                 -25
      France          3,124              -25.7
      Ireland         2,063                13.7
      Greece          1,320              -12.6
      Ukraine         1,021                64.1
      Sweden          1,005                 7.7

    Nissan employs around 12,000 people in its European design, research and development, manufacturing, logistics, and sales and marketing operations. Last year, the company produced a total of 506,602 vehicles in its Spanish and British plants. Nissan Europe's Head Office is based in Trappes (Paris), France.

    Editor's Notes:

    (X) The sales figures quoted are retail sales figures for a large European scope covering all of Nissan Europe's markets including the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Cyprus, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Israel and the French Overseas Territories.

    These figures are not to be confused with the figures published by the ACEA who report registration figures and do not cover such a broad European scope as Nissan.

      For further information on all markets, please contact Nissan
      Europe Corporate Communications.
      Penny Szczepaniak
      Corporate Communications
      Nissan Europe
      Stéphanie Boerhof
      Corporate Communications
      Nissan Europe

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