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Nissan 'better than last year'

While it is generally agreed that there is no such thing as 110%, Nissan’s sales have increaesd by 174% for 2011.

Cool Van Man is anything but cynical, as we all know…however when Nissan announced that its 2011 sales had ‘blown the doors off’ the previous year, we had to pause for thought.

And after re-grouping we asked ourselves what happens if 2012 brings, say, an increase of 250%? Does this mean that 2011 will have the sh*t kicked out of it? Or maybe even be knee-capped? Shot into space? Deported?

Who’s to say? However, these are dramtic words from a van manufacturer which now claims a whopping 4.2 per cent of the vehicle market.

But if you want the facts, it sold 10,854 commercial vehicles compared with 6,223 sales and a 2.8 per cent market share in 2010.

Three models helped contribute to the overall sales success, the Primastar (up 201 per cent to 1,410), the NV200 (up 191 per cent to 2,920) and the Navara (up 187 per cent to 6,291).

Sales to the retail sector, which includes small businesses, saw the biggest sales success, with LCV sales up 203 per cent to 4,267 in 2011, a 6.1 per cent market share.

All facisinating stuff. However if Cool Van Man really wanted a Nissan van, it would buy a Renault, which supplies most of the kit, as it likes the shape of the badge better.

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