Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports February Sales

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 34,542 vehicles (1) in February 2005, a decrease of 6.9% over the same month last year.

    In the two month period from January to February 2005, Nissan Europe sold 72,085 units, 7% down from last year.

    Highlights by Country

    Nissan in France sold 3,635 units in February, registering a 7.9% increase compared to last year. In the two month period from January to February 2005, Nissan sold 6,096 units in France, down by 11% compared to last year.

    In Germany, Nissan sold 3,149 units in February, representing a decrease of 21.3% compared to last year. In the two month period from January to February 2005, Nissan sold 5,812 units in Germany, 19.3% down from last year.

    In Italy, Nissan sold 4,978 units in February, down 28.9% against last year. In the two month period from January to February 2005, Nissan sales in Italy fell to 9,837 units, down by 30.1% compared to last year.

    Nissan in Spain sold 5,445 units in February, up 21% compared to last year. In the two month period from January to February 2005, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 9,776 units up by 12% compared to last year.

    In the UK, Nissan sold 2,961 units, a decrease of 30.3% compared to last year. In the two month period from January to February 2005, Nissan's sales in the UK fell to 10,353 units, down 9.9% compared to last year.

    In Russia, Nissan sold 1,903 units in February, up 86.6% against last year. In the two month period from January to February 2005, Nissan sales in Russia rose to 3,421 units, up by 110% compared to last year.

    Model Highlights

    The Micra sold 10,288 units in February representing a decrease of 12% against the same month last year. In the two month period from January to February 2005, total Micra sales reached 19,393 units, down 17.8% compared to last year.

    X-TRAIL sales decreased by 4% in February against the same month last year to 4,292 units. In the two month period from January to February 2005, total X-TRAIL sales reached 9,375 units, up by 0.3% compared to last year.

    Pickup sales decreased by 8.6% in February against the same month last year to 2,418 units. In the two month period from January to February 2005, total Pickup sales reached 5,398 units, down 7.7% 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 543,948 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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Contact:
Contact: Penny Szczepaniak Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe,
+33-(0)1-30-13-57-87, E-mail: pszczepaniak@nissan-europe.com; Gilles
Gautherot Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe,
+33-(0)1-30-13-67-67, E-mail: ggautherot@nissan-europe.com



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