Nissan production, sales and export results for July 2015

YOKOHAMA, Japan – 08.28.2015 – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for July 2015.

1. Production
Nissan‘s global production in July increased 2.8% year-on-year to 376,088 units.

Production in Japan increased 4.3% year-on-year to 82,668 units, mainly due to increased demand for the X-Trail.

Production outside Japan increased 2.3% year-on-year to 293,420 units.

In the U.S., production increased 7.7% year-on-year to 57,256 units, marking an all-time record for the month of July, mainly due to increased demand for the new Maxima and the Murano.

In Mexico, production increased 1.4% year-on-year to 58,591 units, marking an all-time record for the month of July, mainly due to increased demand for the NP300 Frontier.

In the U.K., production decreased 26.5% year-on-year to 25,864 units.

In Spain, production decreased 43.9% year-on-year to 8,440 units.

In China, production increased 18.0% year-on-year to 80,344 units, mainly due to increased demand for the X-Trail and the Sylphy series.

Production in other regions was up 9.6% year-on-year to 62,925 units, mainly due to an increase in production volume of the Rogue (X-Trail in Japan), which is produced in Korea for the North America market, and the NP300 Navara produced in Thailand.

2. Sales
Global sales increased 4.0% year-on-year to 433,067 units, marking an all-time record for the month of July.

Japan:

  • Sales including mini-vehicles declined 8.3% year-on-year to 51,075 units
  • Vehicle registrations decreased 1.5% year-on-year to 35,284 units
  • Mini-vehicle sales decreased 20.6% year-on-year to 15,791 units

Sales outside of Japan increased 5.9% year-on-year to 381,992 units, marking an all-time record for the month of July.

In the U.S., sales increased 7.8% year-on-year to 130,872 units, mainly due to higher demand for the Rogue and the Altima, marking an all-time record for the month of July.

In Mexico, sales increased 21.7% year-on-year to 28,693 units, marking an all-time record for the month of July, mainly due to higher sales volume of the X-Trail and the new NP300 Frontier.

In Europe, sales increased 5.8% year-on-year to 56,771 units, marking an all-time sales record for the month of July, mainly due to increased demand for the X-Trail and the Pulsar.

In China, sales were down 13.9% year-on-year to 84,212 units.

Sales in other regions decreased 3.4% year-on-year to 68,740 units.

3. Japan Exports
Nissan’s exports in July increased 10.6% year-on-year to 48,037 units, mainly due to increased demand for the X-Trail.

New 2016 Nissan Maxima to serve as official Safety Car at Oak Tree Grand Prix in Virginia

Nissan’s 4DSC (4-Door Sports Car) will also serve at Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 08.28.2015 – A specially wrapped and equipped new 2016 Nissan Maxima will serve as the official Safety Car at Virginia International Raceway, located near Danville, Virginia, during the Oak Tree Grand Prix this weekend, Aug. 21-23. The redesigned Maxima, Nissan’s “4DSC” (4-Door Sports Car), will be on display throughout the competition.

The car will perform the same duties at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, during the Lone Star Le Mans race Sept. 17-19.

As an official partner of IMSA, the sanctioning body for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Nissan has fielded multiple cars and powerplants during recent seasons.

Two Doran Racing Nissan 370Z NISMOs will compete in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge during the Oak Tree Grand Prix weekend. The race will be streamed live on www.imsa.com Saturday, Aug. 22 at 1:25-3:55 ET. It will also be televised by Fox Sports 1 on a delayed basis on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. ET.

For the Lone Star Le Mans race, The Doran Racing 370Zs will be in action on a live webcast on www.imsa.com Friday, Sept. 18 from 1:40 to 4:10 p.m. ET. The taped delayed telecast will air on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

Nissan Mexico exports its five-millionth vehicle, a red Nissan Frontier pickup, to Colombia

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – 08.20.2015 – Nissan Mexico has achieved the significant milestone of exporting five million vehicles since the start of its exports operations in 1972, confirming again Nissan Mexico’s position as the company’s largest vehicle exporter worldwide. The five-millionth unit was a red Nissan Frontier pickup shipped from Veracruz and destined for Colombia, one of the top export markets for Nissan from Mexico.

The all-new Nissan Frontier, launched last March in Mexico, offers a bold driving experience, tough exterior styling and a unique interior with outstanding technology and comfort.

Nissan Frontier is assembled in Mexico’s plant in Cuernavaca, Morelos (CIVAC). The NP300 Frontier is a favorite truck among Mexican customers, with 5,095 units sold since its launch.

“Reaching the five-millionth exported vehicle milestone confirms the outstanding work done by our manufacturing team to produce world-class vehicles,” said Airton Cousseau, managing director, Nissan Mexico. “The quality of Mexican labor is reflected in the vehicles we export to over 50 countries. Our exports are driven by our brand promise in terms of quality, design, technology and durability. It is a great responsibility, and we are proud to achieve it.”

The accelerated progress in the exports field is remarkable, since approximately 70 percent of the annual production is intended for export purposes.

“For six consecutive years, we have remained leaders in sales in the local industry,” said Armando Avila, manufacturing VP of Nissan Mexico. “This new milestone confirms the strong commitment we have with our manufacturing quality, incorporating great value to the demand we have from different markets globally.”

In 2002, Nissan reached one million exported vehicles. Five years later in 2007, the company reached two million units. The three-million milestone mark was achieved in less than four years in 2010. The four-millionth was accomplished within three years in 2013. Most recently, in a two-year record period, it increased from four to five million.

Models included in these export numbers include Sentra, Tiida, March, NOTE, Versa, Tsuru, NV200, NV200 Taxi NY, NV250 (VAN), NP300 and the new NP300 Frontier. During Fiscal Year 2014, Nissan Sentra had the largest export volume and was shipped mainly to the U.S. and Brazil, with a total of 219,336 units.

Last year, Nissan Mexico became the largest vehicle exporter for the brand globally, fully contributing to the objectives of its Power 88 business plan by reaching 538,971 exported units in 2014.