Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports August Sales

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 31,726 vehicles (1) in August 2004, an increase of 4% over the same month last year.

    In the eight month period from January to August 2004, Nissan Europe sold 361,839 units, 5.3% up from last year.

    Highlights by Country

    - Nissan in France sold 2,525 units in August, registering a 5.2% increase compared to last year. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, Nissan sold 31,429 units in France, up by 7.1% compared to last year.

    - In Germany, Nissan sold 5,840 units in August, representing an increase of 8% compared to last year. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, Nissan sold 43,883 units in Germany, 6.3% down from last year.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 2,415 units in August, representing a decrease of 22.9% compared to last year. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, Nissan sales in Italy rose to 52,501 units, up by 8.7% compared to last year.

    - Nissan in Spain sold 4,207 units in August, up by 9.8% compared to last year. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 44,367 units up by 14.4% compared to last year.

    - In the UK, Nissan sold 3,335 units, an increase of 8.1% compared to last year. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, Nissan's sales in the UK fell to 64,466 units, down 5% compared to last year.

    - In Russia, Nissan sold 2,770 units, an increase of 240% compared to last year. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, Nissan's sales in Russia rose to 16,449 units, up 188% compared to last year

    Model Highlights

    - The Micra was Nissan's best-selling European model with a total of 8,006 unit sales in August representing a decrease of 10.4% against the same month last year. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, total Micra sales reached 113,294 units, up by 8.3% compared to last year.

    - X-TRAIL sales increased by 14% in August against the same month last year to 3,758 units. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, total X-TRAIL sales reached 41,475 units, up by 30.8% compared to last year.

    - Pickup sales decreased by 15.3% in August against the same month last year to 2,789 units. In the eight month period from January to August 2004, total Pickup sales reached 28,093 units, up by 14.8% 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, Russia, 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:
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