Outstanding success for outstanding products - Nissan is celebrating a significant upturn in new car sales for June 2009.
Thanks to a number of new car buying incentives including the Government's Scrappage Scheme, Nissan's Trade-in offer and top-value finance deals, nine per cent more buyers bought a new Nissan in June 2009 compared to the same month in 2008. A total of 7,149 cars rolled out of Nissan retailers, leading to an impressive 4.1 per cent new car market share for June.
What's more, success for Nissan means success for the British car industry. With the Nissan Micra, Nissan Note, Nissan QASHQAI and Nissan QASHQAI+2 all manufactured at the firm's Sunderland Plant, it's no surprise that 83 per cent of Nissan models sold in June were built right here in the UK.
Of the 7,149 cars sold, a third was made up of the forward thinking Nissan QASHQAI and Nissan QASHQAI+2 cross-over models. Over a quarter of customers went home in chic Nissan Micra superminis, 23 per cent chose the super-practical Nissan Note and 10 per cent opted for the top-value Nissan Pixo, available from only £6,995.
Nissan's UK MD, Paul Willcox comments: "Everyone here at Nissan is proud to be one of the few brands to have made positive growth in June. It's been one of the toughest periods for new car sales we've ever known, but we are in a better position than most with high quality, popular models built here in the UK offering exactly what customers are looking for."Published 7 July 2009