Nissan has announced a European sales figure of 607,000 vehicles for the 2010 Financial year ending March 31st, That's an increase of nearly 100,000 units compared to 2009.
March sales reached 80,085 securing a year-high 4.0% of the market which is Nissan's best ever European result for March and ending the financial year with a 3.4% European market share is the highest Nissan has achieved since 1994 and is a 0.6% increase on 2009.
The Nissan QASHQAI proved to be a key model, with nearly 250,000 sold in FY 2010, a 19% increase over 2009. The Nissan Juke which is also produced in the UK has seen sales reach 51,000 units since its launch in September 2010. Sales of the all-new Nissan Micra have already reached 23,000 units since its launch.
Key markets last year included Russia, where Nissan is one of the top-selling foreign brands with 4.8% of overall demand (7.1% amongst foreign carmakers). Sales jumped 85% year-on-year to 102,000 units, establishing Russia as Nissan’s biggest European market.
The UK was Nissan’s second largest market with more than 101,000 sales, and France increased by over 12,000 units to just under 66,500.
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