Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports July Sales

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 49,381 vehicles(1) in July 2005, an increase of 10.2% over the same month last year.

    In the seven month period from January to July 2005, Nissan Europe sold 336,791 units, 2% up from last year.

    - Highlights by Country

    - Nissan in France sold 4,490 units in July, registering a 22% increase compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, Nissan sold 30,577 units in France, up by 5.8% compared to last year.

    - In Germany, Nissan sold 5,112 units in July, representing a decrease of 1.4% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, Nissan sold 32,341 units in Germany, 5% down from last year.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 5,459 units in July, down 10.5% against last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, Nissan sales in Italy fell to 38,263 units, down by 23.6% compared to last year.

    - In Russia, Nissan sold 5,316 units in July, up 58.3% against last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, Nissan sales in Russia rose to 25,114 units, up by 83.6% compared to last year.

    - Nissan in Spain sold 7,310 units in July, up 5.6% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, Nissan sales in Spain rose to 44,124 units up by 9.9% compared to last year.

    - In the UK, Nissan sold 8,270 units, an increase of 17.9% compared to last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, Nissan's sales in the UK reached 63,171 units, up 3.3% compared to last year.

    - Model Highlights

    - The Micra sold 14,928 units in July representing an increase of 9% against the same month last year. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, total Micra sales reached 101,657 units, down 3.4% compared to last year.

    - X-TRAIL sales increased by 12.6% in July against the same month last year to 5,348 units. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, total X-TRAIL sales reached 36,878 units, down by 2.2% compared to last year.

    - Pickup sales decreased by 33.5% in July against the same month last year to 2,180 units. In the seven month period from January to July 2005, total Pickup sales reached 20,838 units, down 17.6% 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

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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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