Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Business Update - May/June

Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Global Impressive quality scores for Nissan in the US Nissan has scored well in two quality surveys conducted recently in the US. In the latest JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), Nissan and Infiniti collectively moved to 5th position out of 14 corporate automotive manufacturers (from 11th position in 2004). Nissan North America (NNA) was also named as best full-line corporation in this year's Strategic Vision Total Quality Index (TQI) survey. Dan Gaudette, SVP of NNA Manufacturing and Quality Assurance said, "The competitive nature of today's automotive industry demands continuous improvement of us - or we'll be left behind. And, we're not finished... because there's no finish line when it comes to quality." Nissan opens its largest showroom worldwide On June 4, the world's largest Nissan showroom was officially opened to an audience of nearly one thousand guests in Oman including Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, and H.H. Asad Bin Tariq Al Said, personal representative of His Majesty the Sultan of Oman. The 3,367 square meter site became home to Nissan's sole distributor in the city and the display area can accommodate the full range of Nissan and Infiniti models and their variants, with space for over 25 vehicles. Corporate - A month of milestones for Nissan Nissan prepares for its 10 millionth sale in Europe Nissan will sell its 10 millionth car in Europe this summer. The historic milestone is being marked by a series of celebrations plus a special advertising campaign across the major markets of Western Europe. More news on the 10 millionth Nissan to be sold in Europe will follow when it happens. Nissan celebrates 25 years and 1 million sales in Spain On May 23rd, Nissan celebrated 25 years of Nissan in Spain and its one millionth sale. HM the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I and CEO and President of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn visited the Zona Franca plant in Barcelona to host the ceremony. The first new Navara pick-up vehicle to be manufactured was also unveiled on the day to mark the latest model to be produced at the Spanish plant. Renault and Nissan open a joint parts warehouse in Hungary On June 1st, Renault and Nissan opened their new European Distribution Centre in Gyor, Hungary. Set up as a result of the growth of Renault group brands and expanding Alliance activities in Europe, it will provide spare parts for the Renault and Nissan dealer networks in Central Europe. The new warehouse provides another illustration of the synergies which Renault and Nissan are developing within the Alliance in Europe. Nissan France Run for Life Nissan France has supported the Red Cross in a campaign called Run for Life, which was staged at the recent Cannes Film Festival in May. Nissan France participated at the high profile, celebrity event by donating a Micra via an auction led by Red Cross ambassador, Adrianna Karembeu. The highest bid, from an anonymous donor, raised 20,000 Euros and, as a generous gesture, the car was also returned to the charity. The proceeds will go towards supporting under-privileged children. Product Best Pick-up Readers of the leading German 4x4 magazine Autobild Alles Allrad have voted the Nissan Pick-up as "Best 4x4-Pick-Up of 2005". A total of 34,195 readers took part in the poll voting the Pick-up ahead of the Mitsubishi L200 and the Toyota HiLux. Nissan 350Z Roadster beats the Mercedes SLK The Spanish newspaper El Mundo ran a comparative test of the Nissan 350Z Roadster and Mercedes SLK 350. The SLK scored highly on elegance but the 350Z Roadster's pure driving pleasure and its impressive six-speed gear box assured the final win. Barcelona Motor Show At the recent International Barcelona Motor Show, Nissan unveiled its new Navara King Cab pick-up vehicle and also picked up a 'V' Prize for technological innovations. This was awarded for its Barcelona-based factory where a new innovating assembly line called FMS was introduced, allowing assembly of both the Pathfinder and Navaras in a flexible manner. Nissan 350Z picks up award at Kiev Motor Show, Ukraine The Nissan 350Z has claimed its first Ukrainian award at the International Kiev Motor Show, in "The Best Sport Car" category. The award comes just two months after the Nissan created a national sales company in the Ukraine. Nissan Motor Ukraine was established to strengthen the company's position in the marketplace, improve and develop the distributor's network and provide marketing, advertising, logistics and services support to its dealers in the country. "Nissan hosts best press events" according to Italian publication Motor magazine in Italy has awarded Nissan with the title of 'Best Press Event' during the inauguration of the first Roma Motor Show. The 350Z Roadster / Pathfinder event was nominated as the best organized event out of the numerous events that the motoring press attended over the last 12 months. Contact Information Name: Penny Szczepaniak Department: Nissan Europe Corporate Communications Tel: +33-1-30-13-57-87 Email: pszczepaniak@nissan-europe.com www.nissaneurope-newsbureau.com ots Originaltext: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: Contact Information - Name: Penny Szczepaniak, Department: Nissan Europe Corporate Communications, Tel: +33-1-30-13-57-87, Email: pszczepaniak@nissan-europe.com

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