Europe: Nissan sales up 16 percent in November image

Nissan Motor Co., on Wednesday said in November the automaker has sold 59,681 vehicles in Europe, 16 percent more compared to 2010 November.

This is more than 8,000 up on November 2010 and takes calendar year-to-date sales above 637,500 units (+26% year-on-year).

Strong sales of the Sunderland-built Qashqai and Juke crossover models, together with brisk sales of the X-TRAIL SUV, contributed to an overall monthly European market share of 4%, which is 0.5% up on November 2010.

In addition, the Micra model sold very well – 5,500 units.

Nissan said top performing markets for November included Russia where Nissan achieved a 60% upswing in sales versus 2010; the UK (+18%) and France (+11%). The Nordic region, including the Baltics, also posted a 20% increase.

Guillaume Cartier, Vice President Sales Operations Europe, said: “Throughout the year we have seen our monthly sales trending significantly above 2010, and this has continued into November.

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.