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Nissan Breaks Sale Records Set in March 2012

Nissan have been celebrating again this March after breaking sale records which were set last year.

This was despite speculation that the 13-plate would deter buyers, new car registrations for the UK rose by 5.9% in March. Nissan delivered 23,576 cars in March giving the company a market share of 5.4% which represents a 6.4% increase over the same month in 2012.

Nissan sold a record 120,310 new vehicles in the full financial year (April 2012-March 2013), giving a record market share of 5.2%.

The sales of the Nissan LEAF went up by 38% over the same period last year, which firmly establishes it as the UK’s best selling all-electric vehicle. This comes just a week after production started on the next generation LEAF, the Prime Minister David Cameron visited the company’s Sunderland plant to mark the start of production.

The Nissan Qashqai model continued to show its popularity, maintaining its position as the sixth best selling car in the UK in March with 8,465 models sold. The Juke also celebrated its best-ever month with sales of 6,832, over a thousand more sold, than this time last year.

Jim Wright, managing director of Nissan (GB) said: “There’s no doubt that the new car market is becoming increasingly competitive, which only goes to show just how impressive Nissan’s latest record-breaking sales result is. It’s proof that we’re offering exactly the right vehicles for UK buyers.”

The companies LCV range also helped with Nissan’s record sales. The award winning NV200 was best seller in March with sales of 1508, up a huge 118%. The 100% electric version, the eNV200 will be shown at the Commercial Vehicle Show at  the NEC in Birmingham next week.

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