ROLLE (Switzerland) Tuesday 12th July - Today Nissan announced European sales of 57,457 units for June 2011, an increase of 8% compared to last year.
For the calendar year-to-date Nissan's sales in Europe hit 351,668 units boosted by the ever popular crossover family of Qashqai, Juke and Murano.
Most models posted year-on-year sales increases contributing to a 3.4% European market share in June (vs 3.1% in 2010). Calendar year-to-date, Nissan now has a 3.6% share of the overall market.
The award-winning Barcelona-built NV200 van is continuing to make a valuable contribution, with over 1,570 units sold in June - an increase of 29% year-on-year. While the all-new Micra supermini recorded an 11% improvement on June 2010.
Russia - Nissan's largest European market - is continuing to play a key role. June sales reached 10,367 units achieving a 4.4% share in a market where Nissan remains the top-selling Japanese brand.
Bernard Loire, Vice President Sales Operations Europe, said: "Nissan continues to have a very successful 2011 in Europe, with all of our major markets performing well.
"One of the key factors driving this performance, which is likely to position Nissan as June's highest-selling Asian car brand in Europe, is the breadth and diversity of our product offering today.
"As well as strong crossover sales from Juke and Qashqai, we also saw important contributions from our commercial vehicles - in particular the innovative NV200 van and Primastar. X-TRAIL and Navara led our SUV sales while in the small car segment Micra and Note mini-MPV also had a good month."
And to give customers even more choice, in September Nissan will launch a new version of Micra. The new Micra DIG-S features a 3-cylinder, supercharged 1.2 petrol engine that delivers just 95 g/km CO2, making it one of the cleanest petrol engines in the world today without any compromise in performance.
Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 12,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 528,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Japanese brand in Europe.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokahama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.
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