Nissan today confirmed its year-on-year sales were up by 16.5% for October – a 125,000 sales increase on 2010’s figures.
Last month Nissan sold 57,518 units in Europe. This brings the company’s calendar year to date sales to more than 578,500.
Nissan’s plant in Sunderland continues to operate around the clock production to keep pace with demand for its Qashqai model.
Last month the Qashqai was introduced with anew 1.6 litre diesel engine which, when combined with Nissan’s engine start-stop system, emits just 119g of CO2 / km.
Guillaume Cartier, Nissan vice president for sales operations in Europe commented: “In September Nissan broke a 16-year old record and achieved its highest ever market share in Europe. This momentum has carried into October which is more than 8,000 units up on 2010.”
“Even more encouraging is the fact this performance is not limited to individual models or markets. Our crossovers are still as popular as ever, but we are witnessing an ‘across the range’ improvement with important contributions throughout most of our major markets,” he added.