After a record-breaking 2011 and a stronger start in 2012, Nissan recently announced its highest ever February market share in Europe.
Nissan increased sales by 5.5% to 56,733 units resulting in a 4.1% share of the overall European market, the sales of the UK-built Qashqai and Juke, together with Murano, accounting for 55% of the monthly total. Nissan also plans to expand its crossover range with the innovative and eye-catching Hi-Cross HEV concept.
The market where Nissan performed best is Russia up 37% to 15,000 units and 7.5% share market, rising almost 9% amongst foreign manufacturers. Nissan developed the all-new Almera sedan exclusively for Russia and it will go into production in Togliatti from November this year. Nissan also done well in the UK up 72% in year-on-year sales in February, and in France up 11%.
“Nissan has made an emphatic start to 2012 and has achieved a ‘plus 4%’ market share in the last three consecutive months, as well as in September last year. At Geneva we revealed just some of the models that are going to maintain and even accelerate this momentum,” declared Nissan Vice President for Sales Operations in Europe, Guillaume Cartier.