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NISSAN ANNOUNCE MARCH 2010 SALES RESULTS IN EUROPE

ROLLE, Switzerland (April 8, 2010) - Nissan in Europe has reported sales of  53,142 units in March, representing an increase of 27% year on year with a Market Share of 2.7%. TIV was up 8% versus March 2009. The four main markets of Spain, France, UK and Italy are still benefiting from the scrap incentive schemes which are now ending in UK and Italy. The German TIV was 26% lower than the previous year as the scrap incentive has already come to an end.
 
 
Bernard Loire, Vice President Sales Operations for Nissan in Europe commented:
 "Our market share of 2.7% was in line with forecasts and ahead of last year in a month where the scrap incentives have ended in UK and Italy. In our fiscal year our market share was 2.8% well ahead of planned levels. Order banks continue to be strong particularly on Qashqai across all markets."
 
Key markets highlights:
 
TIV increased above last year's levels in many markets
UK (+26%) France (+19%) Spain (+59%) Italy (+19%)
Germany (-26%)
 
TOP 10 COUNTRIES for March 2010

 

March

2010

Variation

Vs March 2009

UK

14929

+68%

Italy

5817

+31%

Spain

4924

+42%

France

4834

+108%

Russia

4437

-55.3%

Germany

4002

+34%

Ireland

1582

+84%

Holland

1360

+48%

Belgium / Luxembourg

1325

+62%

Poland

1143

+2%



Product Highlights

Micra sales up 74% year on year
Note sales up 39%
Qashqai sales +47%
NV200 sales in March were highest monthly sales since launch
 
TOP 5 PRODUCTS for March 2010

 

March 2010

Variation

Vs March. 2009

Qashqai

21706

+47%

Micra

8598

+74%

Note

7071

+39%

Pixo

4935

-

X Trail

2052

-5%



About Nissan in Europe
Nissan employs around 12,500 people in its European design, research and development, manufacturing, logistics, and sales and marketing operations. In calendar year 2009, the company sold 498,027 vehicles across 40 markets in Western and Eastern Europe including Russia. Furthermore, the company produced a total of 390,727 vehicles in its Spanish and British plants.

CONTACT
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ALL MARKETS, PLEASE CONTACT NISSAN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS - EUROPE.
SARA JENKINS LEGOUGE NE CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS +41 21 822 59 13
E-MAIL: SLEGOUGE@NISSAN-EUROPE.COM

 
Editor's Notes:
(*)        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 - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, 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.
 
The market shares provided are based on the provisional Total Industry Volume (TIV) figures.
                                                                       
 

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