Global sales up 5% for Nissan
It’s been a pretty rough first half of 2017 for Nissan Australia with VFACTS data showing local sales were down nearly 11%.
But despite things not really moving in the right direction locally at the moment, Nissan on the global stage is actually doing quite well.
The Japanese car company has just reported total second quarter sales of 1.351 million vehicles – a number 5% up on the same period in 2016.
Sales in Nissan’s domestic market were particularly strong with the company reporting a 45.6% rise in customer deliveries in Japan.
Nissan now commands more than 10% of the market in Japan.
Sales were up 4.7% in China and 1.2% in the U.S., that same percentage increase related to our region as a whole – Asia/Oceania.
Meantime, partners Renault are also enjoying good times.
Across the first half of 2017, Groupe Renault sold 1.879 million vehicles – a figure 10.4% ahead of the same period last year.
Sales for Renault were up 50.5% in the Asia-Pacific Region, that’s despite just a 1.1% jump in Australian sales in that period.
While the ‘little brother’, Mitsubishi Motors, outsold both Nissan and Renault in Australia across the first half of the year.
Locally, Mitsubishi delivered 39,673 vehicles to Aussie buyers in the first half of the year, a figure well ahead of Nissan (30,180) and streets in front of Renault’s total of 5,593.
On the big stage, Mitsubishi sold 494,303 vehicles worldwide, up 2.4% year on year.
Interestingly, much of that growth was on the back of increased demand for the Outlander SUV in China.