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25 February 2024

UAE among top 10 markets for Japan’s Nissan in 2015

By Staff

The UAE has been among the top 10 markets for the Japanese automaker Nissan last year, selling more than 66,000 vehicles and claiming market share of 15.9 per cent.

The US was top market for the carmaker, selling over 1.48 million vehicles and claiming market share of 8.5 per cent. China ranked second with 1.25 million vehicles with 8.5 per cent market share followed by China, Japan, Mexico, UK, Canada, Russia, France, Germany and the UAE.

Among the top 10 market, the automaker commands highest market share in Mexico at 25.8 per cent followed by 15.9 per cent in UAE, 8.5 per cent in US and eight per cent in Russia.

Globally, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 8.528 million vehicles in 2015, up almost 1 per cent from the previous year, thanks to record sales in the United States, China and Europe.

Combined sales for the world’s fourth largest car group, which includes Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Russia’s Avtovaz, held steady from calendar-year 2014 -- despite sharp declines in the overall Russian and Brazilian markets.

Renault, Nissan and Avtovaz, Russia’s largest automaker, account for about one in ten cars sold worldwide.

Renault Group, Europe’s third-largest automaker, sold a record 2,801,592 vehicles worldwide in 2015, up 3.3 per cent from 2014, in a market that grew by 1.6 per cent. This marked the third consecutive year of sales growth for Renault. Dacia sales accounted for a record 550,920 vehicles, up 7.7%.

Renault, the fastest-growing major brand in Europe, reached a market share of 10.1 per cent in a market that rose 9.4 per cent. Renault retained its light commercial vehicle leadership in Europe for the 18th consecutive year.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., sold a record 5,421,804 cars and trucks worldwide, up 2.1 per cent.  In each of its two biggest markets, the United States and China, Nissan sold at least 1.25 million vehicles. Infiniti accounted for a record 215,250 vehicles, up 16 per cent from the previous year, thanks to all-time high sales in all key regions, including the Americas and China.