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April 8, 2009

NISSAN X-TRAIL ACHIEVED NO.1 SELLING SUV
FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

TOKYO (April 8, 2009)-- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML) today announced the sales of the X-TRAIL in FY2008 has reached to 27,001 units and achieved No.1 selling SUV for the second consecutive year*1. Since the full redesigning in August, 2007, X-TRAIL has received accolades for its powerful traction and stability through Nissan's advanced four-wheel drive system, called ALL MODE 4x4i, and highly functional interior including an amply large luggage area and heated front and rear seats, applied first in its class*2, with water-repellent materials. Furthermore, a new clean diesel X-TRAIL "20GT", the first vehicle in the world which meets Japan's stringent "Post New Long-term Regulations", was released in September, 2008 and its sales target has been greatly exceeded. In addition, in Japan's new preferential tax scheme for environment-friendly vehicles, effective April 2009, a clean diesel X-TRAIL "20GT" qualifies for maximum tax break at zero tax for automobile acquisition tax and automobile weight tax. Nissan will continuously expand the sales with the lineup of eco-friendly vehicles qualified for the new preferential tax scheme*3.

X-TRAIL 20X

X-TRAIL 20X

X-TRAIL 20GT

X-TRAIL 20GT

  1. *1: Domestic market new registration for X-TRAIL: April, 2007- March, 2008; 34,562 units, April, 2008- March, 2009; 27,001 units (According to JAMA). SUV is a off road 4WD (part of 2WD included) produced in Japan categorized by JAMA.
  2. *2: 2.0L-2.5L SUV produced in Japan
  3. *3: In Post New Long-Term Regulation, regulation values of NOx is reduced by 47% and the values of PM (particulate matter) by 64% from those of "New long-term regulation" which has been in effect since 2005 (applicable to vehicles weighing more than 1,265kg). Post New Long-Term Regulation is effective for new model vehicles beginning Oct. 2009, and for existing models and imported vehicles, starting Sept. 2010.
  4. *4: For vehicles, which achieve at least 25% improvement above 2010 Fuel Economy Standards and 75% below 2005 Exhaust Emission Standards (SU-LEV);
    automobile acquisition tax for those vehicles which are newly registered until March 31, 2012 is reduced by 75%, and
    automobile weight tax for those vehicles which are newly registered until April 30, 2012 is reduced by 75%.
    In addition, automobile tax for the next year for those vehicles which are newly registered until March 31, 2012 is reduced by 50% (excluding mini-vehicles).
    For vehicles, which achieve 20% or 15% improvement above 2010 Fuel Economy Standards and 75% below 2005 Exhaust Emission Standards (SU-LEV);
    automobile acquisition tax for those vehicles which are newly registered until March 31, 2012 is reduced by 50%, and
    automobile weight tax for those vehicles which are newly registered until April 30, 2012 is reduced by 50%.
    In addition, automobile tax for the next year for those vehicles which are newly registered until March 31, 2012 is reduced by 25% (excluding mini-vehicles).
    These tax reduction measures do not apply to Autech models because they require on-site registration at a vehicle inspection and registration office.

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