Dualis (Qashqai) (Nissan)

Apr 10, 2019

On April 3, four Japanese OEMs announced their sales results in China for March 2019.
Nissan announced that it sold 133,069 units in China, reflecting an 8.2% y/y increase. March sales of the Sylphy, X-trail, and Qashqai increased. Year-to-date (YTD) sales from January to March totaled 343,748 units, reflecting a 2.3% y/y increase.
Toyota sold 121,000 units, reflecting a 1.1% y/y increase. YTD sales totaled 348,000 units for a 7.2% y/y increase.
Honda announced that it sold 122,744 units, reflecting a 25.8% y/y increase. Sales of the Civic, CR-V Hybrid, and Accord Hybrid increased. YTD sales totaled 335,134 units for an 11.4% y/y increase.
Mazda announced that it sold 18,078 units, reflecting a 22.8% y/y decline. YTD sales totaled 52,466 units.
From a Nissan China press release
From a Honda China press release
From a Mazda China press release

Apr 09, 2019

On April 2, Nissan announced that it will debut its new sedan and two concept models at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The new sedan adopts Nissan’s latest designs and Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.
Nissan will also debut the Nissan IMs concept (showcased at the 2019 NAIAS) and the Nissan IMQ crossover concept (showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show) at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The IMs concept is equipped with an advanced EV powertrain, and a battery pack placed beneath the floor. The IMQ concept is equipped with an e-POWER powertrain.
Nissan will also showcase the Lannia compact sedan, Tiida compact hatchback, GT-R sports coupe, Leaf EV, Kicks SUV, Murano, Patrol, Qashqai, Terra, and X-Trail.
[IMs] [IMQ]
From a Nissan press release 1/2

Apr 08, 2019

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on April 4, UK passenger car sales decreased 3.4% to 458,054 units in March 2019.
March sales for Ford decreased 18.9% to 40,755 units (8.9% market share), Volkswagen sales increased 1.3% to 38,335 units (8.4% share), while Vauxhall sales increased 2.0% to 37,769 units (8.2% share).
Mercedes-Benz sales in March increased 1.0% to 33,536 units (7.3% share) and BMW sales decreased 4.2% to 30,330 units (6.6% share).
Of the five most popular vehicles in March, 14,676 Ford Fiestas; 13,244 Vauxhall Corsas; 11,072 Volkswagen Golfs; 10,805 Mercedes-Benz A-Classes; and 10,701 Nissan Qashqais were sold.
Compared to last March, diesel-engine car sales decreased by 21.4% to 120,677 units (26.3% share), gasoline-engine car sales increased 5.1% to 312,075 units (68.1% share), and alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) sales increased 7.6% to 25,302 units (5.5% share).
In March, private car sales decreased 2.8% to 222,115 units (48.5% share), fleet sales increased 0.3% to 223,288 units (48.7% share), and sales to businesses decreased 44.8% to 12,651 units (2.8% share).
Sales of all vans to 3.5 tons increased 10.6% this March to 66,123 units.
Sales of trucks between 3.5 and 6.0 tons decreased 15.4% to 1,135 units in March.
Sales of taxis increased 142.5% to 257 units in March.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "March is a key barometer for the new car market, so this fall is of clear concern. While manufacturers continue to invest in exciting models and cutting-edge tech, for the UK to reap the full benefits of these advances, we need a strong market that encourages the adoption of new technology. That means supportive policies, not least on vehicle taxation and incentives, to give buyers the confidence to invest in the new car that best meets their driving needs. Above all, we urgently need an end to the political and economic uncertainty by removing permanently the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and agreeing a future relationship that avoids any additional friction that would increase costs and hence prices."
(SMMT press releases from April 4, 2019) 1 / 2