Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports September Sales

Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 49,736 vehicles (1) in September 2004, a decrease of 12.6% over the same month last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, Nissan Europe sold 411,509 units, 2.8% up from last year. HIGHLIGHTS BY COUNTRY - Nissan in France sold 4,150 units in September, registering a 15.6% increase compared to last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, Nissan sold 35,579 units in France, up by 8% compared to last year. - In Germany, Nissan sold 4,468 units in September, representing a decrease of 31.3% compared to last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, Nissan sold 43,919 units in Germany, 12.2% down from last year. - In Italy, Nissan sold 4,788 units in September, representing a decrease of 29.8% compared to last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, Nissan sales in Italy rose to 57,289 units, up by 4% compared to last year. - Nissan in Spain sold 4,731 units in September, down by 0.7% compared to last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 49,098 units up by 12.8% compared to last year. - In the UK, Nissan sold 16,200 units, a decrease of 22.8% compared to last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, Nissan's sales in the UK fell to 80,666 units, down 9.2% compared to last year. - In Russia, Nissan sold 2,505 units, an increase of 184.3% compared to last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, Nissan's sales in Russia rose to 18,954 units, up 187.3% compared to last year MODEL HIGHLIGHTS - The Micra was Nissan's best-selling European model with a total of 16,182 unit sales in September representing a decrease of 24% against the same month last year. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, total Micra sales reached 129,478 units, up by 3% compared to last year. - X-TRAIL sales increased by 11% in September against the same month last year to 6,147 units. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, total X-TRAIL sales reached 47,605 units, up by 27.8% compared to last year. - Pickup sales increased by 9.2% in September against the same month last year to 4,621 units. In the nine month period from January to September 2004, total Pickup sales reached 32,717 units, up by 14% 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. ots Originaltext: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.newsaktuell.ch Contact: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Penny Szczepaniak, Corporate 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: ggautherot@nissan-europe.com

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