Nissan's global sales driven by strong momentum in crossover and SUV models

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN—(Marketwired – February 19, 2018) – Nissan's global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12% in 2017 to more than 2 million vehicles, driven by the all–new Nissan Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X–Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full–size SUV and the INFINITI QX30 compact luxury crossover.

Nissan's global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13%, while INFINITI luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9% in 2017. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year.

The Kicks benefited from its first full year of sales in Mexico, Latin America and China, reaching nearly 109,000 sales worldwide. The small crossover will launch this year in the U.S. and Canada and is expected to further accelerate Nissan's crossover momentum.

“The improvement in our global crossover and SUV sales made a significant contribution to Nissan's growth in 2017,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president for Nissan. “We increased crossover and SUV sales by nearly 230,000 units last year and expect our momentum to accelerate in 2018 as we expand Kicks availability to the U.S. and Canada, execute the global launch of the new INFINITI QX50 luxury midsize crossover and start sales of the Datsun CROSS in Indonesia.”

The Nissan Rogue, X–Trail and Qashqai platform mates generated more than 1.38 million sales worldwide in 2017, an increase of 10%, and ranked as Nissan's No. 1 platform by volume.

A refreshed Nissan Armada in the U.S. and continued strong sales of the Nissan Patrol in the Middle East helped sales of that platform increase 79% worldwide to nearly 80,000 vehicles, proving that full–size, body–on–frame SUVs are still in high demand by customers all over the world.

At INFINITI, sales of the QX30 compact luxury crossover increased 97% in 2017 to almost 32,000 vehicles during its first full year on sale. The QX80 full–size SUV continued to gain momentum with more than 21,000 sales worldwide.

Next month, INFINITI will launch the all–new QX50 midsize crossover. Built on a new platform with stunning interior and exterior design, and featuring an industry–first variable compression ratio engine, called VC–Turbo, as well as advanced semi–autonomous drive functions, the QX50 is in the sweet spot of one of the fastest growing segments in the world. Over the past five years, the premium midsize crossover segment has quadrupled in China and more than doubled in the U.S.

Overall, Nissan's record crossover and SUV sales were led by a 94% improvement in Latin America and 16% improvements in both North America and China.

For more information about Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.'s products, services and our commitment to sustainable mobility, visit Nissan–Global.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and view our latest videos on YouTube.

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Nissan's global sales driven by strong momentum in crossover and SUV models

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN—(Marketwired – February 19, 2018) – Nissan's global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12% in 2017 to more than 2 million vehicles, driven by the all–new Nissan Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X–Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full–size SUV and the INFINITI QX30 compact luxury crossover.

Nissan's global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13%, while INFINITI luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9% in 2017. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year.

The Kicks benefited from its first full year of sales in Mexico, Latin America and China, reaching nearly 109,000 sales worldwide. The small crossover will launch this year in the U.S. and Canada and is expected to further accelerate Nissan's crossover momentum.

“The improvement in our global crossover and SUV sales made a significant contribution to Nissan's growth in 2017,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president for Nissan. “We increased crossover and SUV sales by nearly 230,000 units last year and expect our momentum to accelerate in 2018 as we expand Kicks availability to the U.S. and Canada, execute the global launch of the new INFINITI QX50 luxury midsize crossover and start sales of the Datsun CROSS in Indonesia.”

The Nissan Rogue, X–Trail and Qashqai platform mates generated more than 1.38 million sales worldwide in 2017, an increase of 10%, and ranked as Nissan's No. 1 platform by volume.

A refreshed Nissan Armada in the U.S. and continued strong sales of the Nissan Patrol in the Middle East helped sales of that platform increase 79% worldwide to nearly 80,000 vehicles, proving that full–size, body–on–frame SUVs are still in high demand by customers all over the world.

At INFINITI, sales of the QX30 compact luxury crossover increased 97% in 2017 to almost 32,000 vehicles during its first full year on sale. The QX80 full–size SUV continued to gain momentum with more than 21,000 sales worldwide.

Next month, INFINITI will launch the all–new QX50 midsize crossover. Built on a new platform with stunning interior and exterior design, and featuring an industry–first variable compression ratio engine, called VC–Turbo, as well as advanced semi–autonomous drive functions, the QX50 is in the sweet spot of one of the fastest growing segments in the world. Over the past five years, the premium midsize crossover segment has quadrupled in China and more than doubled in the U.S.

Overall, Nissan's record crossover and SUV sales were led by a 94% improvement in Latin America and 16% improvements in both North America and China.

For more information about Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.'s products, services and our commitment to sustainable mobility, visit Nissan–Global.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and view our latest videos on YouTube.

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American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Announces February 2018 U.S. Dollar Cash Distribution

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – February 16, 2018) – American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (“AHIP“) (TSX: HOT.UN) (TSX: HOT.U) (TSX: HOT.DB.U) announced today a cash distribution of US$0.054 per limited partnership unit (“Unit“) for the period of February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018, which is equivalent to US$0.648 per Unit on an annualized basis. The distribution will be paid on March 15, 2018 to unitholders of record at the close of business on February 28, 2018.

The policy of AHIP is to pay cash distributions on or about the 15th day of each month to the unitholders of record on the last business day of the preceding month.

ABOUT AMERICAN HOTEL INCOME PROPERTIES REIT LP

American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX: HOT.UN) (TSX: HOT.U) (TSX: HOT.DB.U), or AHIP, is a limited partnership formed to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States. AHIP currently has 115 hotels, and is actively engaged in growing its portfolio of premium branded, select–service hotels in larger secondary markets that have diverse and stable demand. AHIP hotels operate under brands affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels through license agreements. The company's long–term objectives are to build on its proven track record of successful investment, deliver reliable and consistent U.S. dollar denominated distributions to unitholders, and generate value through the continued growth of its diversified hotel portfolio. More information is available at www.ahipreit.com.

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Files A Class Action Lawsuit For Love Canal, New York

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – February 16, 2018) – Napoli Shkolnik has filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls Water Board, Occidental Petroleum Corporation (the former Hooker Chemical Corp.), and other defendants, for injuries related to toxic waste released from the Love Canal hazardous waste site.

Love Canal, an area synonymous with hazardous waste and public health impacts, is the site of a toxic waste dump created by Hooker that caused a public health emergency in the late 1970s. Much of the hazardous waste that caused this historic health and environmental crisis remains at the site to this day. The suit alleges that chemicals leaking from the site migrate throughout the area through groundwater, leaky sewer pipes, and through the air, exposing the public to the same chemicals that required a full–scale evacuation of the area almost four decades ago.

Occidental has failed to properly manage and contain its waste to ensure that the public and the environment are protected, and the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Water Board have failed to stop this hazardous waste from migration through and out of its storm water and sewer systems, resulting in impacts to public health and property.

“It is inexcusable that the City and companies involved have turned a blind eye to the suffering their negligence has caused,” said Napoli Shkolnik partner Louise Caro. “The level of suffering the Love Canal community has experienced has had serious, long term and in some cases, permanent consequences,” she added.

The lawsuit seeks to address injuries to persons who were exposed to Love Canal chemicals that leached from the landfill and were carried by the City's sewer system to residential properties. Health impacts proven to be caused by Love Canal chemicals include: birth defects, nervous disorders and cancer (bladder cancer, kidney cancer, respiratory cancers).

If you own property or live in the Love Canal area, and you are shown to have been injured by Love Canal chemicals, you may be able to recover damages. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is ready to seek justice on behalf of those exposed to Love Canal contaminants.

About the firm
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a national litigation firm providing representation to persons in class action lawsuits and complex commercial cases, as well as victims of environmental contamination disasters, aviation accidents, defective prescriptions drugs and medical devices, asbestos–related illnesses, and other serious personal injury matters.

With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as affiliates throughout the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.

There are no upfront legal fees and we only recover money if we win your case.