Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports May Sales

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 47,672 vehicles (1) in May 2005, an increase of 0.7% over the same month last year.

    In the five month period from January to May 2005, Nissan Europe sold 229,632 units, 1.3% down from last year.

    Highlights By Country

    - Nissan in France sold 4,417 units in May, registering an 11.9% increase compared to last year. In the five month period from January to May 2005, Nissan sold 20,311 units in France, up by 1.9% compared to last year.

    - In Germany, Nissan sold 5,266 units in May, representing a decrease of 7.3% compared to last year. In the five month period from January to May 2005, Nissan sold 21,914 units in Germany, 4.9% down from last year.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 3,259 units in May, down 56.6% against last year. In the five month period from January to May 2005, Nissan sales in Italy fell to 26,047 units, down by 28.6% compared to last year.

    - In Russia, Nissan sold 4,790 units in May, up 96.2% against last year. In the five month period from January to May 2005, Nissan sales in Russia rose to 14,465 units, up by 105.5% compared to last year.

    - Nissan in Spain sold 6,864 units in May, up 13.7% compared to last year. In the five month period from January to May 2005, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 29,512 units up by 9.4% compared to last year.

    - In the UK, Nissan sold 8,631 units, an increase of 20.1% compared to last year. In the five month period from January to May 2005, Nissan's sales in the UK reached 44,664 units, up 0.5% compared to last year.

    Model Highlights

    - The Micra sold 13,678 units in May representing a decrease of 9% against the same month last year. In the five month period from January to May 2005, total Micra sales reached 69,046 units, down 7.5% compared to last year.

    - X-TRAIL sales decreased by 18.7% in May against the same month last year to 4,731 units. In the five month period from January to May 2005, total X-TRAIL sales reached 25,781 units, down by 4.3% compared to last year.

    - Pickup sales decreased by 18.1% in May against the same month last year to 3,077 units. In the five month period from January to May 2005, total Pickup sales reached 15,296 units, down 14.5% 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 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.

    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

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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