Nissan achieves a world sales record in 2017Automotive News
Registered a growth of 4.6% over the previous year
December was the worst month with sales falling by 18.9% in Japan
In Spain the volume of sales was the highest in the last fifteen years
The automobile company Nissan recorded a world record sales in 2017, registering 5.81 million vehicles, representing a growth of 4.6% over the previous year, the company said in a statement.
Nissan’s global sales grew in 2017 for the eighth consecutive year, with an increase in deliveries of mini-vehicles in Japan, which increased 22.6% last year to 182,438 units.
By region, in Japan, Nissan increased its sales by 10.6%, to 590,905 vehicles. China also grew by 12.2%, with a total of 1.51 million registrations.
On the other hand, in North America 2.1 million automobiles of the Japanese company were sold, with a growth of 0.2% with respect to 2016. The United States supposed 1.59 million units, a 1.9% more, Canada grew by 9.3%, to 146,677 vehicles, while in Mexico it sold 9.1% less, with 366,544 automobiles.
In Europe, Nissan registrations rose by 3%, to 778,025 units, with Russia standing out, where sales rose by 12.5%, with 105,487 automobiles.
Regarding the production of vehicles, the company reached another record in 2017, with a total of 5.76 million units, 3.8% more. Of the total, 1.01 million automobiles were produced in Japan, 7.4% more, while out of the local market more than 4.74 million vehicles were assembled, increasing by 3.1% compared to 2016.
“2017 was our best year in sales and production history,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president and global head of Marketing and Sales at Nissan, adding that the company will “maintain the momentum” to bring mobility experiences Smart to more customers worldwide.
In the last month of the year, the company registered a total of 541,455 vehicles worldwide, which represents a decrease of 3.2% compared to December 2016.
In Japan, the company’s sales decreased by 18.9% in December, to 37,958 units, while outside the local market, its registrations decreased by 1.8% to 503,497 vehicles.
For its part, China, Canada and Russia recorded positive data in the last month of the year, increasing their deliveries by 13.4%, 9.3% and 15.8%, respectively. In the Asian country, 184,297 vehicles were sold, while in Canada 9,385 automobiles were registered and 11,757 vehicles were delivered in Russia.
The Japanese automobile company registered in 2017 the highest sales volume in the last 15 years in Spain, with 72,155 units registered, which represents an increase of 10.6% over the previous year.
With these data, the company was ranked eighth in the Spanish ranking of firms, with a 5% market share. In the last five years, Nissan has gone from selling 40,000 units in 2012 to more than 72,000 registrations in 2017, increasing its sales by 78%.
“Nissan for the seventh consecutive year is the first Asian brand in sales in the Spanish market and remains as the ‘top-8’ brand in Spain, thanks to an excellent product range, an efficient network identified in the brand, services unique to the client and to the work of the entire Nissan team with a clear focus on customer quality, “said Marco Toro, Managing Director and CEO of Nissan Iberia.
EUROPA PRESS – Jan 31 2018 (Translation Soft)