Nissan Europe sales report for May 2012

Japanese Car Maker Nissan has seen a marginal improvement in European car sales for the period between January to May 2012 with car sales doing well since the start of 2012. For May 2012, Nissan has reported a sale of 52,354 units in Europe. For the first five months this year, the famed car maker has managed to sell more than 300,000 units.

Nissan’s average share in the European market stands at 4% from January to May this year as compared to 3.7% for the same period last year. Sales of Nissan’s Quashqai CUV are escalating and demand for the car maker’s line of Light Commercial Vehicles (LVC) growing.

Nissan has announced that it will be adding in a huge way towards its line of LVCs. Demand for Nissan vehicles across Europe have risen steadily since January this year and the second largest automotive company in the world is leaving no stone unturned to ensure momentum goes their way. The automaker has a massive presence in Europe and offers 24 diverse products in the European automobile market.

News release: Nissan Announces Sales in Europe for May

Today Nissan in Europe announced sales of 52,354 units in May, lifting volume for the first five months of the year to over 300,000 units.

Despite the economic uncertainty in some European markets, which continues to impact all manufacturers, Nissan’s diverse product range is helping to maintain sales.

The robust monthly performance means, for the January-May period, Nissan’s average share of the European market stands at nearly 4% compared to 3.7% over the same period last year.

Demand for the Sunderland-built Qashqai crossover remains strong, as does the popularity of Nissan’s growing range of light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

It was announced last month that the LCV range will receive a boost in the next financial year when the innovative 100% electric e-NV200 van enters production in Barcelona.

Based on the existing and conventionally-powered NV200, which is also built in Barcelona, e-NV200 will underline Nissan’s leadership of the Electric Vehicle segment and support the company’s goal of becoming the largest LCV manufacturer in the world by 2016.

Nissan Europe Sales Vice President, Guillaume Cartier, said: “It’s clear that overall demand across Europe continues to be impacted by wider financial uncertainty, particularly in the south of the region.

“However, within this context Nissan’s performance in Europe so far this year is extremely encouraging and our sales volume is up by around 3.5% for the first five months.

“We are achieving this thanks to the breadth of our model range which allows us to compete strongly across many different segments, while our growing presence in Russia – where demand remains healthy – is helping to off-set weaker markets.”