2014

Nissan Has Best-Ever U.S. Sales Month In March - Nissan LEAF has best month since launch; Pathfinder sales jump 177.1% -

- Infiniti sales grow 9% on strength of crossover and SUV sales-

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported March U.S. sales of 137,726 units, up 1 percent from last year's total of 136,317 and marking the best month in NNA history. Nissan Division also posted its highest volume month ever, with 126,623 deliveries, up 0.4 percent. Infiniti deliveries totaled 11,103, up 9 percent from last March.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan LEAF sales totaled 2,236 deliveries, up 286.2 percent and the nameplate's best month since launch. March marks the first full month of deliveries of the lower-priced 2013 LEAF, now produced at Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. Price-competitive with traditional cars in its segment, LEAF is the best-selling pure electric vehicle in the world.
  • Sales of the all-new Pathfinder SUV totaled 9,071, up 177.1 percent, setting a new March record. Year-to-date Pathfinder sales, which launched in November 2012, are up 172.4 percent.
  • Nissan Altima totaled 37,763 in March on higher retail and lower fleet sales than year-ago levels.
  • Nissan Versa sales finished at 15,917, up 2.1 percent and establishing a new March record for the nameplate. Versa is the best-selling sub-compact in the U.S.
  • Nissan NV sales finished March at 1,290, the best month ever for the large commercial vans.

Nissan's core volume models like Altima, Pathfinder and Versa are delivering the value, performance, style and innovation that consumers want. With strong retail demand for Altima, Pathfinder up almost 180 percent and the U.S.-built all-electric LEAF having its best month since launch, Nissan had its best month in history.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Contributing to Infiniti's increase in March were its luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles, which were up 50.9 percent.
  • The Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover, which was launched exactly one year ago, had sales of 2,633 units in March, an increase of 387 percent over prior year.

NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. February had 27 selling days in 2013 and 28 selling days in 2012.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

 

NISSAN DIVISION

March


March


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2013


2012


% chg


2013


2012


% chg













Nissan Division Total

126,623


126,132


0.4


290,905


296,141


-1.8

Versa

15,917


15,587


2.1


39,287


35,195


11.6

Sentra

13,965


14,092


-0.9


33,002


31,763


3.9

Cube

793


929


-14.6


1,951


2,077


-6.1

Altima

37,763


41,050


-8.0


86,952


96,360


-9.8

Maxima

6,088


6,892


-11.7


14,007


17,490


-19.9

LEAF

2,236


579


286.2


3,539


1,733


104.2

Juke

3,916


4,165


-6.0


9,106


9,442


-3.6

370Z

669


1,095


-38.9


1,378


2,065


-33.3

GT-R

122


139


-12.2


268


226


18.6

Total Car

81,469


84,528


-3.6


189,490


196,351


-3.5

Frontier

6,818


6,087


12.0


12,178


14,106


-13.7

Titan

2,084


1,731


20.4


5,112


4,613


10.8

Xterra

2,913


1,683


73.1


4,890


4,601


6.3

Pathfinder

9,071


3,273


177.1


22,366


8,210


172.4

Armada

1,335


1,827


-26.9


3,934


5,037


-21.9

Rogue

15,381


16,972


-9.4


34,296


40,299


-14.9

Murano

4,870


6,203


-21.5


11,853


15,143


-21.7

Quest

1,345


2,596


-48.2


3,454


4,986


-30.7

NV

1,290


1,232


4.7


3,285


2,795


17.5

NV200

47


N/A


N/A


47


N/A


N/A

Total Truck

45,154


41,604


8.5


101,415


99,790


1.6

North American produced**

99,488


93,454


6.5


228,560


220,170


3.8

Car**

75,930


77,621


-2.2


176,748


180,808


-2.2

Truck

23,558


15,833


48.8


51,812


39,362


31.6

Import

27,135


32,678


-17.0


62,345


75,971


-17.9

Car

5,539


6,907


-19.8


12,742


15,543


-18.0

Truck

21,596


25,771


-16.2


49,603


60,428


-17.9













INFINITI DIVISION

March


March


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2013


2012


% chg


2013


2012


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

11,103


10,185


9.0


27,376


26,220


4.4

G Sedan

4,530


4,696


-3.5


10,384


11,987


-13.4

G Coupe

1,042


1,299


-19.8


2,532


3,329


-23.9

M

641


949


-32.5


1,568


2,799


-44.0

QX56

1,143


1,334


-14.3


3,370


3,516


-4.2

JX

2,633


540


387.6


6,903


540


1178.3

EX

146


378


-61.4


464


1,010


-54.1

FX

968


989


-2.1


2,155


3,039


-29.1

Total Car

6,213


6,944


-10.5


14,484


18,115


-20.0

Total Truck

4,890


3,241


50.9


12,892


8,105


59.1













NISSAN & INFINITI

March


March


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2013


2012


% chg


2013


2012


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

137,726


136,317


1.0


318,281


322,361


-1.3

Total Car

87,682


91,472


-4.1


203,974


214,466


-4.9

Total Truck

50,044


44,845


11.6


114,307


107,895


5.9

Selling days

27


28




76


77



* All numbers include Hawaii

** Includes 2013 Nissan LEAF sales of 2,197 produced at Smyrna, Tenn.

 









SOURCE Nissan North America



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