He believed the U.K. market was "very strong and Europe consolidated but on a low level."
Paul Willcox chairman of Nissan Europe, told CNBC he also expected a decline in sales in Russia, falling from a forecast of 2.3 million to around 1.8 or 1.9 million in 2015 and would take four to five years to recover.
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"We are seeing a contraction in the marketplace and obviously everyone is impacted by the exchange rate but we are playing a long game in Russia, we see the potential in Russia is huge," he said.
Car sales in Europe might be robust -- rising 6.7 percent in January, the 17th straight month of gains, reaching almost 1 million units, according to data from the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) last month, but in Russia it's a different story.
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Major car makers have reported declining sales in Russia, a country heading for recession this year and whose currency has plummeted against the dollar over the last 12 months.
Economic volatility has weighed on consumer demand and the combined sales of cars and light trucks fell 24 percent in January year-on-year, the Association of European Businesses lobby group reported last month. Pricewaterhouse Coopers believe that car sales could decline as much as 35 percent in 2015.
The poor sales forecasts have forced many auto giants to change their earnings outlook for Europe. In January, Ford, for example, said its losses in Europe in 2015 would be more than previously forecast (estimated at about $250 million this year) due to the "impact from Russia," its chief financial officer, Bob Skanks, said, according to Reuters.