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December 2008 Sales: Nissan North America

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Nissan North America Announces December Sales
Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/
Link to Press Release


FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported sales for December of 62,102 units versus 89,555 units a year ago, a decrease of 30.7 percent. Sales of Nissan Division vehicles decreased 30.0 percent, while sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased by 34.6 percent.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS
-- Nissan vehicles saw sales of 53,829 units in December compared with
76,900 units sold in December 2007, a 30.0 percent decrease.
-- Nissan's crossovers experienced a strong December, with sales of the
Rogue up 10.0 percent from the prior year with 6,916 units, and sales
of Murano up 53.9 percent, at 6,461 units.
-- For the 2008 calendar year, Nissan sales totaled 838,361 units, a
decrease of 10.9 percent from 941,200 in 2007.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS
-- Infiniti sales for December were 8,273 units, down from 12,655 a year
ago, a decline of 34.6 percent.
-- For the 2008 calendar year, Infiniti sales totaled 112,989 units, a
decrease of 11.1 percent from 127,038 in 2007.

NNA INFORMATION
-- Combined sales for Nissan and Infiniti of 62,102 units, compared with
last December's sales of 89,555 units, marked a decrease of 30.7
percent.
-- For the 2008 calendar year, combined sales of Nissan and Infiniti
totaled 951,350 units, a 10.9 percent decrease from 2007.
-- 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 December
had 26 selling days, as did December 2007.


In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.infiniti.com.



    NISSAN DIVISION

                    December  December   Monthly  CYTD     CYTD      CYTD
                      2008      2007     % chg    2008     2007     % chg
    Nissan Division
     Total            53,829    76,900   -30.0  838,361   941,200   -10.9
    Versa              5,138     6,214   -17.3   85,182    79,443     7.2
    Sentra             5,766     6,879   -16.2   99,797   106,522    -6.3
    Altima            17,311    25,151   -31.2  269,668   284,762    -5.3
    Maxima             3,399     4,047   -16.0   47,072    52,574   -10.5
    350Z                 567     1,306   -56.6   10,337    18,957   -45.5
    GT-R                 149         0      NA    1,730         0      NA
    Total Car         32,330    43,597   -25.8  513,786   542,258    -5.3
    Frontier           1,402     4,708   -70.2   44,997    64,397   -30.1
    Titan              2,124     4,785   -55.6   34,053    65,746   -48.2
    Xterra             1,622     3,911   -58.5   33,579    51,355   -34.6
    Pathfinder         1,551     4,813   -67.8   33,555    63,056   -46.8
    Armada               932     2,656   -64.9   15,685    31,632   -50.4
    Rogue              6,916     6,288    10.0   73,053    17,808   310.2
    Murano             6,461     4,199    53.9   71,401    76,358    -6.5
    Quest                491     1,943   -74.7   18,252    28,590   -36.2
    Total Truck       21,499    33,303   -35.4  324,575   398,942   -18.6
    North American
     produced         39,736    65,107   -39.0  681,840   828,077   -17.7
    Car               31,614    42,291   -25.2  501,719   523,301    -4.1
    Truck              8,122    22,816   -64.4  180,121   304,776   -40.9
    Import            14,093    11,793    19.5  156,521   113,123    38.4
    Car                  716     1,306   -45.2   12,067    18,957   -36.3
    Truck             13,377    10,487    27.6  144,454    94,166    53.4

    INFINITI DIVISION

                    December  December  Monthly   CYTD     CYTD     CYTD
                       2008     2007    % chg     2008     2007     % chg

    Infiniti Division
     Total             8,273    12,655   -34.6  112,989   127,038   -11.1
    G Sedan            3,929     4,483   -12.4   44,969    54,015   -16.7
    G Coupe            1,053     2,075   -49.3   19,212    17,794     8.0
    M                  1,194     2,462   -51.5   15,618    21,884   -28.6
    Q45                    0         1  -100.0        0        23  -100.0
    QX56                 372     1,316   -71.7    7,657    12,288   -37.7
    EX                   877       305   187.5   12,873       305  4120.7
    FX                   847     2,013   -57.9   12,660    20,724   -38.9
    Total Car          6,177     9,021   -31.5   79,799    93,718   -14.9
    Total Truck        2,096     3,634   -42.3   33,190    33,320    -0.4

    NISSAN & INFINITI

                       Month    Month   Monthly   CYTD    CYTD      CYTD
                        2008     2007    % chg    2008    2007      % chg

    TOTAL VEHICLE     62,102    89,555   -30.7  951,350 1,068,238   -10.9
    Total Car         38,507    52,618   -26.8  593,585   635,976    -6.7
    Total Truck       23,595    36,937   -36.1  357,765   432,262   -17.2
    Selling days          26        26              308       307

    * All numbers include Hawaii; one Infiniti I35 was sold in December 2008.

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