Infiniti Reports Year End Sales

6 January 1998

Infiniti Reports Best Year Ever with Sales of 65,552 Units - December Sales up 17.3 Percent Versus Prior Year -

    CARSON, Calif., Jan. 6 -- Boasting the best sales year in its
history, Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A.
(NMC), reported total 1997 sales of 65,552 units, a 16.7 percent increase
versus 1996.  Total sales for 1997 surpassed Infiniti's previous record, set
in 1995, by almost 7,000 units.  Strong December sales of 5,533 units, a 17.3
percent increase versus last year, contributed to Infiniti's record-setting
year.
    As the volume sales leader, the Infiniti I30 reported a 65.5 percent
increase over the same period last year, with sales of 2,731 units in
December.  The I30 accounted for almost half of Infiniti's 1997 sales, with
more than 31,000 units sold throughout the year.  The I30 competes in the mid-
luxury segment, one of the largest luxury car segments in the industry.  The
Q45, Infiniti's flagship luxury performance sedan, posted December sales of
679 units.  The J30 personal luxury sedan recorded sales of 260 units.
    Total QX4 sales for December were 1,863 units, with calendar year sales
totaling 18,793.  The QX4 ranks as one of the top three sellers in the hot and
growing luxury sport utility vehicle segment, and is Infiniti's second highest
volume seller.
    "Infiniti Division had a record-setting 1997, thanks to a strong retailer
group and product lineup.  Most notably, the QX4 experienced sales success in
the rapidly expanding and competitive luxury sport utility vehicle segment.
Through our ongoing commitment to outstanding customer service and the product
introduction of the new G20, we look forward to continuing this tremendous
selling momentum in 1998," said Tom Orbe, vice president and general manager,
Infiniti Division.
    Total NMC sales for December, including Nissan and Infiniti Divisions,
were 50,586 units.  Combined calendar year-to-date sales for Nissan and
Infiniti Divisions were 728,377 units.
    Infiniti is supported by a network of more than 145 retailers.  For
information on the complete line of Infiniti luxury vehicles and the Total
Ownership Experience(TM) philosophy, visit Infiniti online at
http://www.infinitimotors.com.

    Note:  All numbers include Hawaii.  Percentage changes based on DSR.

NISSAN MOTOR CORPORATION U.S.A.
Sales Report - December 1997

Month-End Results
                               Cur.     Year    DSR %    CYTD    Year    DSR %
                              Month      Ago     +/-     Total    Ago     +/-

    Nissan Motor
     Corporation -- Total    50,586    54,875 -17.7   728,377  749,763  -3.2
    Selling Days                 28        25   ---       309      308   ---

    Nissan Division
     Total Sales             45,053    50,664 -20.6   662,825  693,796  -4.8

    NORTH AMERICA
    (Memo)
             -- Car          18,827    20,117 -16.4   274,364  308,891 -11.5
             -- Truck        11,284    14,067 -28.4   168,719  173,717  -3.2

             -- Total North
                America      30,111    34,184 -21.4   443,083  482,608  -8.5

    IMPORT
             -- Car           8,757     8,391  -6.8   146,377  137,502   6.1
             -- Truck         6,185     8,089 -31.7    73,365   73,686  -0.8

             -- Total
                Import       14,942    16,480 -19.0   219,742  211,188   3.7


    -- Total Car             27,584    28,508 -13.6   420,741  446,393  -6.1
    -- Total Truck           17,469    22,156 -29.6   242,084  247,403  -2.5
    -- (Hawaii)*                858       481   ---     5,553    7,212   ---


    Infiniti Division
     Total Sales              5,533     4,211  17.3    65,552   55,967  16.7

    -- Total Car              3,670     3,153   3.9    46,759   53,984 -13.7
    -- Total Truck            1,863     1,058  57.2    18,793    1,983 844.6
    -- (Hawaii)*                 26        11   ---       219      149   ---

    TOTAL IMPORT
             -- Car          12,427    11,544  -3.9   193,136  191,486   0.5
             -- Truck         8,048     9,147 -21.4    92,158   75,669  21.4
             -- Total
                 Import      20,475    20,691 -11.6   285,294  267,155   6.4

    ALL NUMBERS INCLUDE HAWAII
      *Hawaii is broken out separately for information only.

SOURCE Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A.

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