Nissan North America Sales Increase 16.2% In July - Nissan Division achieves record July car sales -

- Infiniti sales increase 56.8% from prior year -

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported July U.S. sales of 98,341 units versus 84,601 units a year earlier, up 16.2 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 12.3 percent for the month at 86,722 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 56.8 percent over the prior year, to 11,619 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted sales of 86,722 units, up 12.3 percent from last July's 77,191 units.
  • Sales of the Nissan Altima achieved a July record of 26,602, up 24.7 percent from a year ago. July marked the first full month of sales for the all-new, 2013 Altima sedan.
  • Nissan Rogue also achieved best-ever July sales, with 13,193 units marking a 17.2 percent increase over July 2011.
  • Nissan's car lineup posted overall strong sales, with cars collectively recording record July volume of 53,744 units, up 13.8 percent from a year ago.

"Sales of the all-new Altima sedan – the most innovative Altima ever - helped propel Nissan car sales to the best July on record at 53,744 cars sold," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "Initial reception of the all-new, 2013 Altima proved to be strong, with total Altima sales reaching 26,602 vehicles sold in July."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti today reported sales of 11,619 units for July, an increase of 56.8 percent from 7,410 units a year earlier.
  • The Infiniti G Sedan, with sales of 6,078, had an increase of 88.8 percent versus last year, making it the best July in the sport sedan's history.
  • The brand's all-new 7-passenger luxury crossover, the Infiniti JX, saw sales of 1,999 in July and a total of 9,724 units since it went on sale in late March.
  • Overall, Infiniti had its best July in seven years.

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. July 2012 had 24 selling days, while July 2011 had 26 selling days.

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.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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 European Car of the Year award.

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

NISSAN DIVISION













July


July


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg

Nissan Division Total

86,722


77,191


12.3


610,066


534,896


14.1

Versa

7,451


5,359


39.0


68,370


51,245


33.4

Sentra

9,888


8,730


13.3


65,872


73,860


-10.8

Cube

578


1,122


-48.5


4,663


12,614


-63.0

Altima

26,602


21,340


24.7


183,703


153,182


19.9

Maxima

5,118


5,953


-14.0


35,222


32,468


8.5

LEAF

395


931


-57.6


3,543


4,806


-26.3

Juke

2,960


3,221


-8.1


21,688


20,685


4.8

370Z

654


550


18.9


5,127


5,095


0.6

GT-R

128


56


128.6


711


883


-19.5

Total Car

53,774


47,262


13.8


388,899


354,838


9.6

Frontier

5,611


4,832


16.1


34,996


28,271


23.8

Titan

2,028


1,821


11.4


12,707


10,699


18.8

Xterra

1,856


1,781


4.2


10,542


9,764


8.0

Pathfinder

2,515


2,237


12.4


17,865


14,479


23.4

Armada

1,363


1,479


-7.8


10,837


10,208


6.2

Rogue

13,193


11,260


17.2


85,031


69,171


22.9

Murano

4,363


4,414


-1.2


31,542


29,076


8.5

Quest

1,368


1,426


-4.1


12,111


6,618


83.0

NV

651


679


-4.1


5,536


1,772


212.4

Total Truck

32,948


29,929


10.1


221,167


180,058


22.8

North American produced

63,083


54,211


16.4


445,650


385,948


15.5

Car

49,059


41,382


18.6


353,167


310,755


13.6

Truck

14,024


12,829


9.3


92,483


75,193


23.0

Import

23,639


22,980


2.9


164,416


148,948


10.4

Car

4,715


5,880


-19.8


35,732


44,083


-18.9

Truck

18,924


17,100


10.7


128,684


104,865


22.7

INFINITI DIVISION













July


July


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg

Infiniti Division Total

11,619


7,410


56.8


65,996


54,678


20.7

G Sedan

6,078


3,220


88.8


27,836


23,544


18.2

G Coupe

1,287


1,270


1.3


8,278


9,262


-10.6

M

652


697


-6.5


5,593


6,172


-9.4

QX

890


1016


-12.4


7,359


6,649


10.7

JX

1,999


n/a


n/a


9,724


n/a


n/a

EX

215


560


-61.6


2,011


3,464


-41.9

FX

498


647


-23.0


5,195


5,587


-7.0

Total Car

8,017


5,187


54.6


41,707


38,978


7.0

Total Truck

3,602


2,223


62.0


24,289


15,700


54.7

NISSAN & INFINITI













July


July


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

98,341


84,601


16.2


676,062


589,574


14.7

Total Car

61,791


52,449


17.8


430,606


393,816


9.3

Total Truck

36,550


32,152


13.7


245,456


195,758


25.4

Selling days

24


26




178


178



* All numbers include Hawaii












SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.



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