Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports June Sales

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 57,778 vehicles (1) in June 2005, an increase of 10.1% over the same month last year.

    In the six month period from January to June 2005, Nissan Europe sold 287,410 units, 0.8% up from last year.

    Highlights by Country

    - Nissan in France sold 5,776 units in June, registering a 9% increase compared to last year. In the six month period from January to June 2005, Nissan sold 26,087 units in France, up by 3.4% compared to last year.

    - In Germany, Nissan sold 5,315 units in June, representing a decrease of 8.7% compared to last year. In the six month period from January to June 2005, Nissan sold 27,229 units in Germany, 5.7% down from last year.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 6,757 units in June, down 9.8% against last year. In the six month period from January to June 2005, Nissan sales in Italy fell to 32,804 units, down by 25.4% compared to last year.

    - In Russia, Nissan sold 5,333 units in June, up 62.5% against last year. In the six month period from January to June 2005, Nissan sales in Russia rose to 19,798 units, up by 91.8% compared to last year.

    - Nissan in Spain sold 7,302 units in June, up 16.8% compared to last year. In the six month period from January to June 2005, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 36,814 units up by 10.8% compared to last year.

    - In the UK, Nissan sold 10,237 units, an increase of 5.8% compared to last year. In the six month period from January to June 2005, Nissan's sales in the UK reached 54,901 units, up 1.5% compared to last year.

    Model Highlights

    - The Micra sold 17,683 units in June representing an increase of 4.6% against the same month last year. In the six month period from January to June 2005, total Micra sales reached 86,729 units, down 5.3% compared to last year.

    - X-TRAIL sales decreased by 4.8% in June against the same month last year to 5,749 units. In the six month period from January to June 2005, total X-TRAIL sales reached 31,530 units, down by 4.4% compared to last year.

    - Pickup sales decreased by 18.8% in June against the same month last year to 3,362 units. In the six month period from January to June 2005, total Pickup sales reached 18,658 units, down 15.3% 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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