COMUNICADO: Nissan Europe Reports February Sales for 2008

Actualizado 11/03/2008 13:32:27 CET

ROLLE, Switzerland, March 11 /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

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%

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

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.

Penny Szczepaniak
Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe
Isabelle Huet
Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe

Contact:Penny Szczepaniak, Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe, +33-1-30-13-57-87, E-mail:; Isabelle Huet, Corporate Communications, Nissan Europe, +33-1-30-13-56-44, E-mail:

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