Nissan’s Russian dealers sold 2,699 vehicles in March, down 53% from March last year. For the first quarter, sales fell 19% to 1,145 vehicles. This helped Nissan rank eighth in sales among all automakers in Russia, while the brand’s market share increased from 3.5% to 4%.
Nissan’s best-selling car on the Russian market in March was the Nissan Qashqai crossover, with sales down 37% to 1,270 units. The car got in top five best selling crossover and SUV models in Russia. Second place was taken by a crossover Nissan X-Trail, sales of which decreased by 47% and amounted to 996 cars.
Nissan’s plant in St. Petersburg has suspended operations since March 14 due to component supply disruptions. This plant produces Nissan Qashqai, X-Trail and Murano crossovers. In addition, Nissan has suspended deliveries to Russia of the new-generation Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which went on sale in mid-February.