January 3, 1995 - It's officially the middle of the 90's. After a shaky couple of years at the beginning of the decade, Nassau is once again humming along. We introduce 2 new models this year and we have several more currently engineering. With an increasingly focused lineup, we're marching toward our goal of selling 1 million vehicles worldwide.
This year we saw a slight decrease in both reputation and prestige as some of our models are beginning to show their age. With the Laguna going away, our oldest models will now be the Bandito, released in 1989, and the Accolade, released in 1990.
We did make nearly $13 billion in revenues, leading to just over $1 billion in profits.
The economy is on the upswing again, which should be good for our new Stria.
1994 was very good for us. For the 4th year in a row, we've seen sales growth.
Our sales total for 1994 was 907,164 cars. This was driven mostly by the Tango compact and Overland minivan. Both models have been huge hits.
536,788 - Gasmea (+6%) - Top Seller: Tango R
247,787 - Fruinia (+3%) - Top Seller: Tango R
122,589 - Archana (+4%) - Top Seller: Tango R
We continue to see growth in all three markets. With the awareness of Nassau continuing to grow in some of the new market segments we've entered, we expect to see this continue.
We're also going to be entering new segments as Charles Gaul has focused on distinguishing our current models from each other.
Once again, the Tango line has been our best seller. This year, sales increased to 508,118 units across the three models.
The base Tango S sold 111,492 units.
The Tango SE sedan came in just behind the base model, selling 104,634 cars this year.
The Tango R wagon was our best seller once again for 1994. Sales of the model continue to increase, as we moved 264,067 this year.
The Tango XF was the only model of the lineup to see a decrease, as sales fell slightly to 27,925.
The final model year for our Laguna sport compact wrapped up with 10,165 total sales.
The Laguna S coupe sold 7,748 units.
The mid-range Laguna Turbo sold its final 2,092 units.
The Laguna NP sold all 325 of the Final Edition models produced.
After two years of sales declines, the Accolade sedan lineup saw sales increase for 1994 to 109,999 cars.
The Accolade SE came in with 23,836 units sold.
The Accolade Estate continues to be a popular choice in the premium wagon segment, selling 30,883 units.
With performance variants of our Laguna going away, consumers looking for a quick Nassau have moved completely to the Accolade Sport. Sales rose to 31,233 this year.
With the improving economy, people are looking for more premium cars. Our Accolade Elite meets those needs perfectly. This year sales increased to 24,047.
Our experiment into entering the offroad segment with the Bandito continues to be mildly successful. We don't know yet if it'll be receiving an update though, as our Hamburg plant isn't operating anywhere near capacity. We sold 49,635 this year.
The Bandito Pickup sold 24,229 this year.
The Bandito S SUV has been somewhat popular, selling 25,406 in 1994.
Finally, the Overland minivan has been a big hit as sales increased again this year. Sales were up to 229,247 units.
The base model Overland S came in with 126,996 cars sold.
The larger Overland XL came in with just under 1/3rd of that total. Perhaps people that want the bigger van only want all wheel drive. We sold 40,955.
The all wheel drive Overland XL AWD has been more popular than anticipated. Perhaps all wheel drive will become a staple in more of our higher end models. We sold 61,296 vans.
264,067 - Tango R (+2%)
126,996 - Overland S (+9%)
111,492 - Tango S (+1%)
104,634 - Tango SE (+1%)
61,296 - Overland XL AWD (+17%)
40,955 - Overland XL (+20%)
31,233 - Accolade Sport (+4%)
30,883 - Accolade Estate (+7%)
27,925 - Tango XF (-3%)
25,406 - Bandito S (+5%)
24,229 - Bandito Pickup (+2%)
24,047 - Accolade Elite (+18%)
23,836 - Accolade SE (+11%)
7,748 - Laguna S (+32%)
2,092 - Laguna Turbo (+47%)
325 - Laguna NP (-81%)