Sales of Nissan Division cars and trucks last month were essentially flat compared with October last year while year-to-date sales in 2000 continue to outpace those of 1999.

Sales for October 2000 amounted to 50,985 units, down a slim 0.8 percent compared with 51,408 units sold during the same month last year.

Sales of 575,302 vehicles for the first 10 months of this year were 13.1 percent higher than the January-October period last year. Nissan truck sales for the first 10 months of 2000 amounted to 264,062 vehicles, up 27.9 percent compared with 1999, and car sales for the year totaled 311,240, up 3 percent.

The Frontier pickup led Nissan truck sales in October with sales of 8,190 units, a 15 percent decrease compared with October of 1999. Year-to- date Frontier sales, however, totaled 91,926, 17 percent ahead of sales at the same time last year.

Other sales highlights include:

  • Sentra sales of 9,749
  • Altima sales of 9,597
  • Maxima sales of 10,443
  • Frontier sales of 8,190
  • Pathfinder sales of 4,567
  • Quest sales of 2,041
  • Xterra sales of 6,575

    In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissandriven.com or contact the corporate media line at 310-771-5631.


    Note: All numbers include Hawaii. Percentage changes based on DSR.

    NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Sales Report - October 2000

    Month-End Results
    Cur. Year DSR % CYTD Year DSR %
    Month Ago +/- Total Ago +/-

    Nissan North America,
    Inc. -Total 56,427 58,513 -3.6 643,919 565,873 13.3
    Selling Days 26 26 -- 257 256 --

    Nissan Division
    Total Sales 50,985 51,408 -0.8 575,302 506,640 13.1

    NORTH AMERICA
    (Memo)- Car 19,346 13,674 41.5 198,180 190,262 3.8
    - Truck 16,628 20,346 -18.3 206,438 150,535 36.6

    - Total North
    America 35,974 34,020 5.7 404,618 340,797 18.3
    IMPORT
    - Car 10,444 12,568 -16.9 113,060 110,647 1.8
    - Truck 4,567 4,820 -5.2 57,624 55,196 4.0

    - Total
    Import 15,011 17,388 -13.7 170,684 165,843 2.5

    - Total Car 29,790 26,242 13.5 311,240 300,909 3.0
    - Total Truck 21,195 25,166 -15.8 264,062 205,731 27.9
    - (Hawaii)* 1,040 757 -- 5,254 4,399 --

    Infiniti Division
    Total Sales 5,442 7,105 -23.4 68,617 59,233 15.4
    - Total Car 3,872 5,747 -32.6 49,917 44,519 11.7
    - Total Truck 1,570 1,358 15.6 18,700 14,714 26.6
    - (Hawaii)* 21 31 -- 252 197 --

    TOTAL IMPORT
    - Car 14,316 18,315 -21.8 162,977 155,166 4.6
    - Truck 6,137 6,178 -0.7 76,324 69,910 8.7
    - Total
    Import 20,453 24,493 -16.5 239,301 225,076 5.9

    TOTAL SALES
    - Car 33,662 31,989 5.2 361,157 345,428 4.1
    - Truck 22,765 26,524 -14.2 282,762 220,445 27.8
    - Total
    Sales 56,427 58,513 -3.6 643,919 565,873 13.3

    ALL NUMBERS INCLUDE HAWAII
    *Hawaii is broken out separately for information only.