Qashqai/Rogue Sport (Nissan)

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Jan 17, 2023

Announced on January 13, 2023, Nissan brought its line-up of electrified vehicles to the Singapore Motorshow 2023, held from January 12-15, where the carmaker made the first ASEAN premiere of Nissan Ariya 100% electric luxury coupé crossover, along with the regional debut of the all-new Nissan X-Trail e-POWER premium SUV. This highlights Nissan's new electrified brand identity in Southeast Asia.
Nissan's first all-electric coupe crossover, the Ariya, owns a 100% EV platform that removes fundamental limits of internal combustion engines and allowed designers to take a new approach to existing components. The model represents a significant redefinition of Nissan's design philosophy, based on "Timeless Japanese Futurism" concept. Meanwhile, the all-new Nissan X-Trail with e-4ORCE comes equipped with the latest generation of e-POWER technology, with twin electric motors that feature improved power, smoothness, and quietness. The e-POWER system is powered by a specifically tuned VC-Turbo engine with improved output at low revs, which efficiently powers a generator to produce electricity.
Othe models exhibited at the show included the new 2023 Nissan Kicks e-POWER and 100% electric Nissan LEAF, alongside the recently launched Nissan Qashqai crossover, the new Serena e-POWER Prestige 7-seater MPV and the Note e-POWER Adventure Series hatchback.
(From Nissan ASEAN press release on January 13, 2023)

Jan 06, 2023

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on January 5, UK passenger car sales increased 18.3% to 128,462 units in December 2022. Year-to-date sales decreased 2.0% with 1,614,063 cars registered in 2022.
2022 sales for VW decreased 10.8% to 131,850 units (8.2% market share), Ford sales increased 9.0% to 126,826 units (7.9% share) while Audi sales decreased 6.6% to 110,144 units (6.8% share).
BMW sales decreased 6.8% to 108,624 units (6.7% share), Toyota sales increased 1.3% to 102,181 units (6.3% share).
The best-selling cars in 2022 were Nissan Qashqai (42,704 units), Vauxhall Corsa (35,910 units), Tesla Model Y (35,551 units), Ford Puma (35,088 units) and Mini (32,387 units).
Compared to last 2022, gasoline-engine car sales decreased 10.4% to 682,473 units (42.3% share), EV increased 40.1% to 267,203 units (16.6% share), gasoline MHEV sales increased 10.9% to 219,701 units (13.6% share), HEV increased 27.6% to 187,948 units (11.6% share), PHEV decreased 11.5% to 101,414 units (6.3% share), diesel MHEV sales decreased 26.7% to 72,343 units (4.5% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 38.9% to 82,981 units (5.1% share).
In 2022, private car sales increased 2.0% to 818,509 units (50.7% share), fleet sales decreased 7.5% to 750,839 units (46.5% share), and businesses sales increased 37.0% to 44,715 units (2.8% share)
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons decreased 20.6% to 282,139 units, sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons  decreased 20.1% to 4,787 units while sales of taxis increased 26.7% to 1,697 units in 2022.
This second half year performance was not enough, however, to offset the declines recorded during the first half of 2022. Despite underlying demand, pandemic-related global parts shortages saw overall registrations for the year fall 2.0% to 1.61 million, around 700,000 units below pre-Covid levels.
Manufacturers face a Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate from 2024 (the details of which have still not been published). As a result, accelerated investment in charging infrastructure is needed if consumers are to be confident they can make the switch and brands are to have a chance of securing sufficient supply to support UK market growth and not lose out to other markets which are investing more rapidly.
(SMMT press releases from January 5, 2023) 1 / 2

Dec 06, 2022

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on December 5, UK passenger car sales increased 23.5% to 142,889 units in November 2022
Year-to-date sales decreased 3.4% with 1,485,601 cars registered in the first eleven months of 2022.
November sales for VW increased 59.3% to 13,757 units (9.6% market share), Ford sales increased 111.1% to 11,078 units (7.8% share) while Audi sales increased 49.0% to 10,965 units (7.7% share). BMW sales increased 13.7% to 10,257 units (7.2% share) and Nissan sales increased 85.0% to 9,208 units (6.4% share).
The best-selling cars in November 2022 were Nissan Qashqai (5,636 units), Tesla Model Y (4,229 units), Mini (3,312 units), Ford Fiesta (2,869 units) and Vauxhall Corsa (2,537 units).
Compared to last November, gasoline-engine car sales increased 15.0% to 57,590 units (40.3% share), diesel-engine car sales decreased 5.6% to 5,605 units (3.9% share), EV increased 35.2% to 29,372 units (20.6% share), PHEV decreased 5.7% to 10,186 units (7.1% share), HEV increased 66.9% to 16,066 units (11.2% share), diesel MHEV increased 18.6% to 6,141 units (4.3% share), Gasoline MHEV increased 45.0% to 17,929 units (12.5% share).
In November, private car sales increased 2.7% to 64,292 units (45.0% share), fleet sales increased 45.4% to 74,184 units (51.9% share), and businesses sales increased 112.2% to 4,413 units (3.1% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons decreased 22.2% to 24,352 units, sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 13.1% to 358 units while sales of taxis decreased 31.0% to 138 units in November.
The growth delivered the best total for November since 2019, with manufacturers continuing efforts to fulfil orders amid erratic global components supply. However, registrations in the month were still -8.8% below 2019 levels and, while further recovery is anticipated in 2023, global and domestic economic challenges mean that the market will remain below pre-pandemic levels.
(SMMT press releases from December 5, 2022) 1 / 2