Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan 's December Sales Up 50.7% in Europe

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe reported total sales of 49,054 vehicles (1) in December  2006, an increase of 50.7% over the same month last year. Year to date  Nissan sold 539,773 vehicles in Europe, a decrease of 0.2% compared to the  same period last year.

    HIGHLIGHTS BY COUNTRY

    - Nissan in France sold 3,559 units in December, registering a 2.8% decrease compared to last year. Year to date Nissan sold 44,809 units in France, down 7.4% compared to the same period last year.

    - In Germany, Nissan sold 6,437 units in December, representing an increase of 118.6% compared to last year. Year to date Nissan sold 59,335 units in Germany, up 11.8% compared to the same period last year.

    - In Italy, Nissan sold 3,537 units in December, up 37.2% compared to last year. Year to date Nissan sold 50,015 units in Italy, down 7.4% compared to the same period last year.

    - Nissan in Spain sold 6,011 units in December, up 11.1% compared to last year. Year to date Nissan sold 62,741 units in Spain, down 11.4% compared to the same period last year.

    - In the UK, Nissan sold 4,362 units in December, an increase of 30.8% compared to last year. Year to date Nissan sold 87,013 units in the UK, down 14.7% compared to the same period last year.

    - In Russia, Nissan sold 9,671 units, an increase of 95.4% compared to last year. Year to date Nissan sold 76,452 units in Russia, up 64.5% compared to the same period last year.

    - In Central and Eastern Europe (2), Nissan sold 1,954 units, an increase of 104.2% compared to last year. Year to date, Nissan sold 16,987 units in Central and Eastern Europe, up 5.7% compared to last year.

    - In the Nordics (3), Nissan sold 2,959 units, an increase of 14.1% compared to last year. Year to date, Nissan sold 30,160 units in the Nordics, down 12.4% compared to last year.

    MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

    - The Micra sold a total of 8,133 units in December representing an increase of 30.4% against the same month last year. Year to date total Micra sales reached 118,118 units, down 24% compared to the same period last year.

    - The Micra C+C sold a total of 573 units in December. Year to date, Micra C+C sales reached 15,421 units.

    - NOTE sold a total of 9,904 units in December. Year to date, NOTE sales reached 85,250 units.

    - X-TRAIL sold 4,601 units in December, up 26.6% against the same month last year. Year to date total X-TRAIL sales reached 53,200 units, down 15.3% compared to the same period last year.

    - Murano sold 647 units in December, down 5.8% compared to last year. Year to date total Murano sales reached 8,345 units, down 6.9% compared to the same period last year.

    - Pathfinder sold 2,442 units in December, up 9.2% compared to last year. Year to date total Pathfinder sales reached 25,533 units, up 24.4% compared to the same period last year.

    - Navara sold 5,497 units in December. Year to date total Navara sales reached 50,291 units.

    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 506,602 vehicles in its Spanish and British plants. Nissan Europe's Head Office is based in Trappes (Paris), France.

      FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE 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

    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.

    (2) Nissan Sales Central and Eastern Europe is the Regional Business Unit encompassing Hungary (HQ), Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia.

    (3) Nissan Nordic Europe is the Regional Business Unit encompassing Finland (HQ), Sweden, Norway, Denmark.

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Contact:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE 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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