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Nissan Motor’s Automobile Sales in China Decline 6% in 2020 to 1.45 Million Units

In 2020, Nissan sold 1.45 million vehicles in China, down 5.8% year-on-year, including Dongfeng brand passenger cars and small commercial vehicles. In 2020, due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, sales declined by more than 40% in February and March, but it began to recover from April. However, while the Chinese market in 2020 decreased 1.9% from the previous year, Nissan’s rate of decline was greater compared to the overall market.

Looking at 2020 sales by brand and model, the Nissan brand fell 10.0% to 1.09 million units, falling below 1.1 million units for the first time in four years. The Sylphy rose 18.1% to 547,000 units, marking the second consecutive year of growth. The Teana went up 4.2% to 119,000 units and the Terra increased 18.5% to 14,000 units. However, almost all other models declined. In particular, the decrease in SUV sales was conspicuous. The X-Trail fell 49.0% to 109,000 units and the Qashqai dropped 14.7% to 157,000 units. The Infiniti brand declined 33.0% to 29,000 units. The Q50L and QX50 decreased by more than 20% each, pushing down overall sales results.

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