Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe Reports February Sales for 2008

    Rolle, Switzerland (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Europe has reported a record February with sales of 53,606 units,  representing an increase of 65% year on year. Sales were up for the eleventh consecutive month.

    The Qashqai compact cross-over is celebrating its first anniversary on  the European market and the success story continues with yet again another  record month of 15,286 units. The first year of sales recorded 148,534 units  meaning that one in four Nissan models sold across Europe is now a Qashqai.

    Following the introduction of the Tiida in Spain and Portugal in February, the model sold 4,732 units and has now been fully launched in  selected markets across Europe.

    Key highlights

    - Both Micra and Note sales were up significantly year on year with 7,287  and 7,702 units sold in February respectively.

    - The new X-Trail sold 4,658 units this month and continues to perform in  line with Nissan's expectations for the new model.

    - Sales in both Italy and France were up year on year with 5,800 and 4,778  units sold respectively in February.

    - Russia continues its impressive growth trend and sold 13,469 units this month, representing an increase of 128% compared to last year.

    Top 10 Countries for February 2008

@@start.t1@@                                                                                  Variation
                                  February 2008                      vs February 2007
      Russia                        13,469                                      128%
      Spain (inc Cnr)          6,225                                        46%
      Italy                          5,800                                        51%
      France                         4,778                                      101%
      Germany                        3,755                                      107%
      UK                                2,257                                         1%
      Ireland                        2,231                                      -13%
      Ukraine                        1,635                                      142%
      Belgium/Lux                 1,447                                        26%
      Greece                         1,227                                         2%@@end@@

    About Nissan Europe

    Nissan employs around 12,000 people in its European design, research and development, manufacturing, logistics, and sales and marketing operations. Last year, the company sold 570,513 vehicles across 40 markets in Western and Eastern Europe including Russia. In 2007, the company produced a total of 576,632 vehicles in its Spanish and British plants. For more information, please go to http://www.nissaneurope-newsbureau.com

    For further information on all markets, please contact Nissan Europe Corporate Communications.

    Editor's Notes:

    (x) The sales figures quoted are retail sales figures for a large European scope covering 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, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Israel and the French Overseas Territories.

    These figures are not to be confused with the figures published by the ACEA who report registration figures and do not cover such a broad European scope as Nissan.

      Contact:
      Penny Szczepaniak
      Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe
      +33-1-30-13-57-87
      E-mail: pszczepaniak@nissan-europe.com
      Isabelle Huet
      Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe
      +33-1-30-13-56-44
      E-mail: ihuet@nissan-europe.com

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Contact:
Contact:Penny Szczepaniak, Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe,
+33-1-30-13-57-87, E-mail: pszczepaniak@nissan-europe.com; Isabelle
Huet, Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe, +33-1-30-13-56-44,
E-mail: ihuet@nissan-europe.com



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