Nissan Motor Co Ltd and its local joint venture sold 117,100 automobiles in China in September, up 83.4% from a year earlier, according to a statement issued by the Japanese automaker.
The sharp rise in sales in September was partly due to the low base from last September, when Japan’s decision to nationalize disputed islands in the East China Sea sparked anti-Japan sentiment among Chinese consumers, the carmaker said in the statement.
In the first nine months of this year, Nissan sold 885,700 vehicles, up 0.2% from a year earlier. Nissan makes vehicles in China in partnership with Dongfeng Automobile Group Co.
Nissan also achieved a new milestone, as sales of its electric model – Leaf – have surpassed the 30,000 vehicles mark on its home market of Japan. By the end of September, cumulative global sales of the Nissan LEAF since launch totaled 83,000 units.
In other news, Mazda Motor Corp and its Chinese local joint ventures reported a 34.4% rise in September sales, although sales in the first nine months of the year were still down 15.8% from a year earlier.
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