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March 2008 Sales: Nissan North America

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Nissan North America Announces March Sales
April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
Link to Press Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North
America, Inc. (NNA) today reported sales of 106,921 units in March, up 3.6
percent on a daily sales rate basis. NNA posted a sales increase of 3.0
percent for fiscal year 2007, ending March 31, 2008, versus FY06.


NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
-- Nissan-brand vehicles saw sales of 93,100 units in March, a 3.1 percent
increase on a daily sales rate basis compared with March's 97,242 units
sold.
-- Nissan Division's volume for the 2007 fiscal year was 931,976 units, up
3.0 percent from the prior fiscal year.
-- March was a record month for Altima Sedan, with sales of 27,085 units,
and Altima Coupe, which sold 3,492 units.
-- The Rogue crossover continued its sales growth, with 6,873 units sold.
-- The Versa subcompact experienced a record March with sales of 8,192
units.
-- Combined sales of Nissan cars posted their best ever month of sales,
with 56,453 cars sold.


INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
-- Infiniti sales rose 7.3 percent on a daily sales rate basis, with
13,821 units sold, compared with last March's 13,877 units.
-- Infiniti ended the fiscal year with sales totaling 127,026, up 2.7
percent from 124,504 units a year ago.
-- The G35 Sedan experienced its best month in the 2007 fiscal year, with
sales of 5,805 units.
-- The G37 Coupe posted an increase of 98.6 percent versus year-ago, on
sales of 2,464 units.


NNA INFORMATION
-- Combined sales for Nissan and Infiniti of 106,921 marked an increase of
3.6 percent on a daily sales rate basis versus last March's sales of
111,119 units.
-- Combined Nissan and Infiniti volume for the 2007 fiscal year was
1,059,002, up 3.0 percent versus last year's 1,035,003.

In North America, NNA's operations include automotive styling,
engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
distribution and manufacturing. More information on NNA and the complete
line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
http://www.nissannews.com.




NISSAN DIVISION SALES
                                          Monthly
                        March    March      DSR     CYTD      CYTD   CYTD DSR
                        2008     2007    % Change   2008      2007   % Change

    Nissan Division
     Total             93,100   97,242      3.1   237,212   246,436    -2.5
    Versa               8,192    6,573     34.2    19,509    16,195    22.0
    Sentra             10,885    9,654     21.4    25,364    25,823    -0.5
    Altima             31,409   27,521     22.9    76,407    74,029     4.6
    Maxima              4,659    5,180     -3.1    12,996    13,597    -3.2
    350Z                1,308    2,561    -45.0     3,271     5,258   -37.0
    Total Car          56,453   51,489     18.1   137,547   134,902     3.3
    Frontier            4,802    7,254    -28.7    13,527    17,210   -20.4
    Titan               3,869    7,563    -44.9    11,355    18,847   -39.0
    Xterra              3,141    5,705    -40.7    10,203    15,609    33.8
    Pathfinder          4,132    6,323    -29.6    10,830    16,151   -32.1
    Armada              1,941    3,682    -43.2     5,469     8,842   -37.3
    Rogue               6,873       NA       NA    17,531        NA      NA
    Murano              9,710   11,822    -11.5    25,473    26,417    -2.3
    Quest               2,179    3,404    -31.1     5,277     8,458   -36.8
    Total Truck        36,647   45,753    -13.7    99,665   111,534    -9.5
    North American
     Produced          75,209   82,859     -2.3   190,937   214,761    -9.9
    Car                55,145   48,928     21.4   134,276   129,644     4.9
    Truck              20,064   33,931    -36.3    56,661    85,117   -32.6
    Import             17,891   14,383     34.0    46,275    31,675    48.0
    Car                 1,308    2,561    -45.0     3,271     5,258   -37.0
    Truck              16,583   11,822     51.1    43,004    26,417    64.9


    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
                                          Monthly
                        March    March      DSR     CYTD      CYTD   CYTD DSR
                        2008     2007    % Change   2008      2007   % Change

    Infiniti Division
     Total             13,821   13,877      7.3    32,533    32,545     1.3
    G Sedan             5,805    6,656     -6.1    13,260    15,322   -12.3
    G Coupe             2,464    1,336     98.6     5,672     2,991    92.1
    M                   1,753    2,768    -31.8     4,757     6,265   -23.1
    Q45                     0        2   -100.0         0        15  -100.0
    QX56                1,024      936     17.8     2,765     2,499    12.1
    EX                  1,452       NA       NA     3,061        NA      NA
    FX                  1,323    2,179    -34.6     3,018     5,453   -43.9
    Total Car          10,022   10,762      0.3    23,689    24,593    -2.4
    Total Truck         3,799    3,115     31.3     8,844     7,952    12.7


    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
                                          Monthly
                        March    March      DSR     CYTD      CYTD   CYTD DSR
                        2008     2007    % Change   2008      2007   % Change

    TOTAL VEHICLE     106,921  111,119      3.6   269,745   278,981    -2.0
    Total Car          66,475   62,251     15.0   161,236   159,495     2.4
    Total Truck        40,446   48,868    -10.9   108,509   119,486    -8.0
    Selling Days           26       28                 76        77


    *All numbers include Hawaii.

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give nissan credit. a couple years ago they couldn't give away a sentra. now, versa, new sentra, and now a new altima and rogue. they are hitting some market sweet spots.

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