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British Built Models Help Nissan Boost Fleet Sales

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LONDON – Nov 13, 2012: The strong performance of Nissan’s British built models with company car drivers has seen fleet sales increase by 9% in the first 10 months of 2012. Up until the end of October, Nissan sold 43,918 cars taking a 5% share of the UK fleet market.

The Qashqai is Nissan’s best fleet seller at 19,309 units with Juke more than doubling sales year on year to 8,965 units.

Add in Qashqai+2 and Note sales of 4,965 and 6,005 units respectively and 89% of Nissan’s fleet volume is built in the UK. Year to date fleet sales of LEAF have more than doubled in 2012 to 458 units.

“It’s good to see our British-built products are proving a winner with company car drivers,” explained Barry Beeston, Nissan’s fleet sales director.

“Qashqai keeps going from strength to strength with residuals remaining strong and we are seeing LEAF gain momentum in the corporate sector. Overall a strong performance and one to build on further going into 2013,” he added.