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July 2008 Sales: Nissan North America

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Nissan North America Announces July Sales

Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/

Link to Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North

America, Inc. (NNA) (Nasdaq: NSANY) today reported sales for July of 95,319

units versus 87,877 units a year ago, an increase of 8.5 percent. Sales of

Nissan Division vehicles increased 9.9 percent, while sales of Infiniti

vehicles decreased by 2.9 percent.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

-- Nissan vehicles saw sales of 86,070 units in July compared with July

2007's 78,351 units sold, a 9.9 percent increase.

-- Nissan's Versa subcompact posted strong sales of 8,701 units, up

14.4 percent.

-- Nissan's Sentra posted a 16.0 percent increase with sales of 10,977

units.

-- Sales of Nissan cars combined for 49,863 units, an increase of 4.8

percent from the prior year, while truck sales increased 17.7 percent to

36,207 units.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

-- Infiniti sales for July declined to 9,249 units from 9,526, a

decrease of 2.9 percent.

-- Sales of the G37 Coupe totaled 1,583 units, an increase of 45.0

percent over July 2007.

-- The all-new FX luxury crossover posted an increase of 19.2 percent

with 1,729 units.

NNA INFORMATION

-- Combined sales for Nissan and Infiniti of 95,319 units, compared

with last July's sales of 87,877 units, marking an increase of 8.5 percent.

-- To ensure consistency in our global sales reporting, Nissan North

America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis,

unadjusted for the number of selling days in the month. This July had 26

selling days in the month, while July 2007 had 24 selling days.

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
                            July    July   Monthly   CYTD     CYTD      CYTD
                            2008    2007  % Change   2008     2007    % Change
    Nissan Division Total  86,070  78,351    9.9   546,522  549,935     -0.6
    Versa                   8,701   7,609   14.4    54,326   45,411     19.6
    Sentra                 10,977   9,461   16.0    70,081   66,540      5.3
    Altima                 24,429  24,464   -0.1   182,435  164,717     10.8
    Maxima                  4,814   4,503    6.9    26,134   30,010    -12.9
    350Z                      795   1,556  -48.9     7,372    12,536   -41.2
    GTR                       147      NA     NA       147        NA      NA
    Total Car              49,863  47,593    4.8   340,495  319,214      6.7
    Frontier                6,627   5,331   24.3    30,199   39,379    -23.3
    Titan                   3,972   5,708  -30.4    21,157   38,781    -45.4
    Xterra                  4,898   4,170   17.5    20,137   29,957    -32.8
    Pathfinder              4,711   4,931   -4.5    21,777   35,178    -38.1
    Armada                  1,699   2,218  -23.4    10,328   18,298    -43.6
    Rogue                   6,525      NA     NA    43,359       NA       NA
    Murano                  4,765   5,793  -17.7    46,539   50,868     -8.5
    Quest                   3,010   2,607   15.5    12,531   18,260    -31.4
    Total Truck            36,207  30,758   17.7   206,027  230,721    -10.7
    North American
     Produced              73,838  71,002    4.0   449,105  486,531     -7.7
    Car                    48,921  46,037    6.3   332,976  306,678      8.6
    Truck                  24,917  24,965   -0.2   116,129  179,853    -35.4
    Import                 12,232   7,349   66.4    97,417   63,404     53.6
    Car                       942   1,556  -39.5     7,519   12,536    -40.0
    Truck                  11,290   5,793   94.9    89,898   50,868     76.7


    INFINITI DIVISION SALES
                             July   July   Monthly   CYTD    CYTD     CYTD
                             2008   2007  % Change   2008    2007   % Change
    Infiniti Division Total  9,249  9,526   -2.9    71,118  73,322    -3.0
    G Sedan                  3,304  4,046   -18.3   28,208  33,291   -15.3
    G Coupe                  1,583  1,092    45.0   13,239   7,666    72.7
    M                          970  1,674   -42.1    9,747  13,376   -27.1
    Q45                         NA     NA      NA        0      20      NA
    QX56                       551  1,263   -56.4    5,146   6,457   -20.3
    EX                       1,112     NA      NA    7,365      NA      NA
    FX                       1,729  1,450    19.2    7,414  12,510   -40.7
    Total Car                5,857  6,813   -14.0   51,193  54,354    -5.8
    Total Truck              3,392  2,713    25.0   19,925  18,968     5.0


    COMBINED NISSAN AND INFINITI SALES
                          July    July   Monthly    CYTD      CYTD     CYTD
                          2008    2007  % Change    2008      2007   % Change
    TOTAL VEHICLE        95,319  87,877    8.5     617,640  623,257   -0.9
    Total Car            55,720  54,406    2.4     391,688  373,568    4.9
    Total Truck          39,599  33,471   18.3     225,952  249,689   -9.5
    Selling Days             26      24                179      178

    *All numbers include Hawaii.

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.

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I am impressed that Nissan managed to not post a decline this month. It looks to be thanks to the Rogue and EX which are both new models.

Why doesn't Nissan adjust for DSR? Adjusted for DSR and their real increase was 0.12%, which is more or less flat for the month.

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