Nissan Europe Sales Vice President Guillaume Cartier said that the second half of this year will still be a challenge for all automakers in Europe.

“There is no doubt that the second half of the year will continue to pose challenges for all manufacturers, but I’m confident in the strength of our model line-up. In Bratislava we have recently shown to media and our dealers the all-new NOTE and revised Micra, which are destined to boost our performance for the rest of 2013,” said Guillaume.

In June Nissan sold 54,115 vehicles in Europe and 325,672 vehicles for the first half of the year, thanks to increased demand for the JUKE and the Qashqai. In June, Nissan had a healthy performance in all markets, with the leader models being the Qashqai, X-Trail, refreshed Micra and JUKE. The all new electric LEAF had also an amazing performance in June, with sales up 74%.

“The difficulties facing the European car market in 2013 are well-documented. Therefore achieving this solid month in sales volume at the halfway stage gives us confidence that we are offering the right products that appeal to, and meet the needs of, our European customers,” said Guillaume.

Nissan’s US sales in June increased 12.9% to a new record for the month, surpassing its Japanese peers. Thanks to increased demand for Nissan’s highest-volume models, the automaker’s sales in the US increased 12,9% in June to 92,237 units, accounting for the company’s best June US sales ever.



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