Qashqai is Nissan’s fleet bestseller
Nissan’s car and LCV fleet sales soared to new heights last year, figures mark a nine and 39 per cent rise in car and LCV sales respectively, helping Nissan achieve a five per cent total fleet market share for 2013, up 0.2 per cent on its 2012 figure.
Barry Beeston, Nissan GB corporate sales director said “last year saw a continuation of the strong platform we built in 2012 with a rise in Qashqai, Juke and LEAF sales and we expect that upward sales trajectory to continue with the new Qashqai now on sale. We’re also really pleased with the growth in our LCV proposition, helped by the investment we made in 2013 in expanding the number of business centres across our national dealer network.” The Qashqai was Nissans best fleet seller at 31,186 units which was up 12% on the sales of 2012 and the Nissan Juke was up 41% with 14,700 units. The new Leaf was a success with sales rising from 582 to 777 this is probably due to the fact businesses are recognising the cost and environmental benefits of full electric motoring. Another contributing factor to the sales of the Nissan Leaf will be the fact it is the first 100% electric car to join the Motability Scheme; it is available from just £999 advance payment and is a great opportunity for all motability customers. The Motability Scheme is directed and overseen by Motability, a national charity, and enables those people receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement to lease a vehicle through the scheme.
LCV Sales also take a leap
LCV sales also jumped with the NV200 panel van selling 3983 units and the 4x4 fleet demand increased for the Navara pick up with 2604 units sold. Nissan have a great following for their pickups over the years and the double cab Navara is a smart classy workhorse that drives and feels like a luxury car, the great price to match has made this pick up extremely affordable and has no doubt made it a great success.
Figures show the Nissan Qashqai is now the UK’s sixth best selling car. Jim Wright, Managing Director at Nissan GB said “these figures prove that Nissan is continuing to reap the rewards of hard work and intelligent planning. For the Qashqai to break the 50,000 sales mark in its sixth year of production is testament to its remarkable design and value.