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Updated: June 1, 2012 17:04 IST

Nissan Motor India reports 98 per cent increase in sales

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The Nissan Sunny, launched in September last year and produced at its Chennai manufacturing facility, has become a major contributor to total sales over the past few months. File photo
The Hindu The Nissan Sunny, launched in September last year and produced at its Chennai manufacturing facility, has become a major contributor to total sales over the past few months. File photo

Nissan Motor India on Friday reported 98 per cent year-on-year rise in sales at 3,138 units in May as against 1,588 units sold in the year ago period.

The sales growth continued to be driven by two of the flagship models — the Sunny sedan and the Micra compact premium hatchback, a company release said.

The Nissan Sunny, launched in September last year and produced at its Chennai manufacturing facility, has become a major contributor to total sales over the past few months, it said.

Since its launch, Nissan has sold 18,751 units of the Sunny to date. The popularity of the diesel variant has seen robust growth in recent months, the release said.

Ishida Takayuki, Managing Director of NMIPL said: “Despite the fact that the auto industry in India has been going through some uncertainty in view of the recent fuel price hike and general economic growth, our sales have remained strong.

“This performance has been underpinned by the strength and diversity of our model range. It will further expand with the launch of Evalia later in the year”.

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