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Fri Mar 1, 2013 1:23pm EST

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- Pathfinder, Versa set new February records; LEAF sales rise 36.6 percent -
FRANKLIN, Tenn.,  March 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc.
(NNA) today reported February U.S. sales of 99,636 units, down 6.6 percent from
last year's record-setting February total of 106,731. Nissan Division sales in
February totaled 90,489, down 7.2 percent from the prior year, which also set a
February record. Infiniti deliveries totaled 9,147, down 1 percent from last
February.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

* Sales of the all-new Pathfinder SUV continue to surge, up 145.6 percent to
7,014 units and setting a new February record for the nameplate.  
* Deliveries of Versa, America's top-selling sub-compact, totaled 13,100, up
28.6 percent over last year, also setting a new February record.  
* Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF increased 36.6 percent to 653 units in
spite of tight supplies and the current rollout of the 2013 LEAF now being built
in  Smyrna, Tenn.
* Nissan NV full-size commercial van sales set a new record for any month since
launch with 1,252 deliveries, an increase of 55.1 percent over the prior year.

Al Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division, said: "We expect 2013 to be
strong year for Nissan, in spite of the increasingly competitive market. All-new
versions of our iconic Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder are hitting their stride,
and the LEAF, Versa Note and NV200 models will bring even more new buyers into
Nissan showrooms in the coming months."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

* Infiniti retailers reported continued strong sales of the company's all-new JX
7-passenger luxury crossover at 2,300 units, while the QX full-size luxury SUV
had sales of 1,059, allowing the brand's crossovers and SUVs to be up almost 59
percent for the month.

NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America
calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the
number of selling days. February had 24 selling days in 2013 and 25 selling days
in 2012.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,  Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in  Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of  9.4 trillion
yen  ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range
of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission
mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the
first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous
international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year
Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at  http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan North America

In  North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan
Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in
2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in  North America  and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at  www.NissanUSA.com  and 
www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites  NissanNews.com  and 
InfinitiNews.com.

 NISSAN DIVISION               Feb.      Feb.       Monthly    CYTD       CYTD       CYTD   
                               2013      2012       % chg      2013       2012       % chg  
                                                                                            
 Nissan Division Total         90,489    97,492     -7.2       164,282    170,009    -3.4   
 Versa                         13,100    10,190     28.6       23,370     19,608     19.2   
 Sentra                        10,058    10,605     -5.2       19,037     17,671     7.7    
 Cube                          622       687        -9.5       1,158      1,148      0.9    
 Altima                        27,725    32,953     -15.9      49,189     55,310     -11.1  
 Maxima                        4,927     6,597      -25.3      7,919      10,598     -25.3  
 LEAF                          653       478        36.6       1,303      1,154      12.9   
 Juke                          2,829     2,947      -4.0       5,190      5,277      -1.6   
 370Z                          378       553        -31.6      709        970        -26.9  
 GT-R                          98        67         46.3       146        87         67.8   
 Total Car                     60,390    65,077     -7.2       108,021    111,823    -3.4   
 Frontier                      2,736     4,237      -35.4      5,360      8,019      -33.2  
 Titan                         1,634     1,576      3.7        3,028      2,882      5.1    
 Xterra                        980       1,457      -32.7      1,977      2,918      -32.2  
 Pathfinder                    7,014     2,856      145.6      13,295     4,937      169.3  
 Armada                        1,401     1,808      -22.5      2,599      3,210      -19.0  
 Rogue                         9,964     13,423     -25.8      18,915     23,327     -18.9  
 Murano                        3,987     5,045      -21.0      6,983      8,940      -21.9  
 Quest                         1,131     1,206      -6.2       2,109      2,390      -11.8  
 NV                            1,252     807        55.1       1,995      1,563      27.6   
 Total Truck                   30,099    32,415     -7.1       56,261     58,186     -3.3   
 North American produced       70,827    73,086     -3.1       127,769    126,716    0.8    
 Car                           55,810    60,345     -7.5       99,515     103,187    -3.6   
 Truck                         15,017    12,741     17.9       28,254     23,529     20.1   
 Import                        19,662    24,406     -19.4      36,513     43,293     -15.7  
 Car                           4,580     4,732      -3.2       8,506      8,636      -1.5   
 Truck                         15,082    19,674     -23.3      28,007     34,657     -19.2  
                                                                                            
 INFINITI DIVISION             Feb.      Feb.       Monthly    CYTD       CYTD       CYTD   
                               2013      2012       % chg      2013       2012       % chg  
                                                                                            
 Infiniti Division Total       9,147     9,239      -1.0       16,273     16,035     1.5    
 G Sedan                       3,670     4,334      -15.3      5,854      7,291      -19.7  
 G Coupe                       859       1,171      -26.6      1,490      2,030      -26.6  
 M                             514       1,150      -55.3      927        1,850      -49.9  
 QX56                          1,059     1,162      -8.9       2,227      2,182      2.1    
 JX                            2,300     n/a        n/a        4,270      n/a        n/a    
 EX                            150       314        -52.2      318        632        -49.7  
 FX                            595       1,108      -46.3      1,187      2,050      -42.1  
 Total Car                     5,043     6,655      -24.2      8,271      11,171     -26.0  
 Total Truck                   4,104     2,584      58.8       8,002      4,864      64.5   
                                                                                            
 NISSAN & INFINITI             Feb.      Feb.       Monthly    CYTD       CYTD       CYTD   
                               2013      2012       % chg      2013       2012       % chg  
                                                                                            
 TOTAL VEHICLE                 99,636    106,731    -6.6       180,555    186,044    -3.0   
 Total Car                     65,433    71,732     -8.8       116,292    122,994    -5.4   
 Total Truck                   34,203    34,999     -2.3       64,263     63,050     1.9    
 Selling days                  24        25                    49         49                
 * All numbers include Hawaii                                                               


SOURCE  Nissan North America, Inc.


Brian Brockman, Nissan North America, +1-248-488-4227, www.nissannews.com

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