Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports March Sales

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 60,644 vehicles(1) in March 2005, a slight decrease of 0.2% over the same month last year.

    In the three month period from January to March 2005, Nissan Europe sold 132,729 units, 4% down from last year.

    Highlights by Country

    - Nissan in France sold 5,006 units in March, registering a 3.8% increase compared to last year. In the three month period from January to March 2005, Nissan sold 11,102 units in France, down by 4.9% compared to last year.

    - In Germany, Nissan sold 5,050 units in March, representing an increase of 16.4% compared to last year. In the three month period from January to March 2005, Nissan sold 10,862 units in Germany, 5.9% down from last year.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 6,580 units in March, down 16.7% against last year. In the three month period from January to March 2005, Nissan sales in Italy fell to 16,417 units, down by 25.3% compared to last year.

    - Nissan in Spain sold 6,509 units in March, up 0.9% compared to last year. In the three month period from January to March 2005, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 16,285 units up by 7.3% compared to last year.

    - In the UK, Nissan sold 17,591 units, a decrease of 4.5% compared to last year. In the three month period from January to March 2005, Nissan's sales in the UK fell to 27,944 units, down 6.6% compared to last year.

    - In Russia, Nissan sold 2,569 units in March, up 94.2% against last year. In the three month period from January to March 2005, Nissan sales in Russia rose to 5,990 units, up by 103% compared to last year.

    Model Highlights

    - The Micra sold 19,996 units in March representing a decrease of 5.6% against the same month last year. In the three month period from January to March 2005, total Micra sales reached 39,389 units, down 12% compared to last year.

    - X-TRAIL sales increased by 2% in March against the same month last year to 6,405 units. In the three month period from January to March 2005, total X-TRAIL sales reached 15,780 units, up by 0.9% compared to last year.

    - Pickup sales decreased by 19.9% in March against the same month last year to 3,751 units. In the three month period from January to March 2005, total Pickup sales reached 9,149 units, down 13.1% 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.

ots Originaltext: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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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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