Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports July Sales

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 44,817 vehicles (1) in July 2004, a decrease of 1.8% over the same month last year.

    In the seven month period from January to July 2004, Nissan Europe sold 330,073 units, 5.4% up from last year.

    HIGHLIGHTS BY COUNTRY

    - Nissan in France sold 3,679 units in July, registering a 18% decrease compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, Nissan sold 28,904 units in France, up by 7.3% compared to last year.

    - In Germany, Nissan sold 5,182 units in July, representing an increase of 8% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, Nissan sold 34,044 units in Germany, 11.4% down from last year.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 6,100 units in July, representing a decrease of 22.7% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, Nissan sales in Italy rose to 50,086 units, up by 11% compared to last year.

    - Nissan in Spain sold 6,920 units in July, up by 21% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 40,160 units up by 15% compared to last year.

    - In the UK, Nissan sold 7,016 units, a decrease of 8.8% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, Nissan's sales in the UK fell to 61,131 units, down 5.6% compared to last year.

    - In Russia, Nissan sold 3,358 units, an increase of 290% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, Nissan's sales in Russia rose to 13,679 units, up 180% compared to last year

    MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

    - The Micra was Nissan's best-selling European model with a total of 13,692 unit sales in July representing a decrease of 12% against the same month last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, total Micra sales reached 105,182 units, up by 10% compared to last year.

    - X-TRAIL sales decreased by 1.3% in July against the same month last year to 4,739 units. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, total X-TRAIL sales reached 37,697 units, up by 33% compared to last year.

    - Pickup sales increased by 1% in July against the same month last year to 3,281 units. In the seven month period from January to July 2004, total Pickup sales reached 25,306 units, up by 19.5% compared to last year

    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 448,513 vehicles in its Spanish and British plants and sold 542,292 vehicles in Europe. Nissan Europe's Head Office is based in Trappes (Paris), France.

    Editor's Notes:

    (1) The sales figures used are retail sales figures for 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, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the Adriatic States, Bulgaria, the Baltic States, Ukraine, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Turkey, Israel and the French Overseas Territories.

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Communications, Nissan Europe, +33-1-30-13-57-87, E-mail:
pszczepaniak@nissan-europe.com; Gilles Gautherot, Corporate
Communications, Nissan Europe, +33-1-30-13-67-67, E-mail:
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