Nissan North America Sales Increase 7.6% In August

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported August U.S. sales of 98,515 units versus 91,541 units a year earlier, up 7.6 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 5.9 percent for the month at 87,360 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 23.6 percent over the prior year, to 11,155 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted sales of 87,360 units, up 5.9 percent from last August's 82,517 units.
  • Altima mid-size sedan sales totaled 25,889 units, up 12.5 percent from the prior year. Sales of the all-new 2013 Altima began in July.
  • Nissan Rogue set an August record on sales of 12,626 of the crossover, up 10.1 percent from last year.
  • Sales of Nissan trucks showed strength, with Frontier sales of 5,464 units up 12.8 percent over last year, sales of Pathfinder, at 2,472 units, up 18.1 percent over the prior year, and NV sales seeing a record August, up 19.4 percent to 783 units.

"Nissan continues to see sales growth across our lineup during a year of significant new vehicle launches, such as the all-new 2013 Altima, which debuted this summer to critical and consumer acclaim," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "With all-new Sentra and Pathfinder models joining the lineup this fall, we only expect to see our momentum continue to grow."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti today reported sales of 11,155 units for August, an increase of 23.6 percent from 9,024 units a year earlier.
  • Infiniti G Sedan, with sales of 5,123 units, had a 20.1 percent increase over the prior year and had its best-ever August.
  • With 2,378 sales in August, the all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover now has become Infiniti's second best-selling vehicle for the year since it went on sale in late March.
  • Overall, Infiniti had its best August 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. August 2012 had 27 selling days, while August 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













August


August


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg

Nissan Division Total

87,360


82,517


5.9


697,426


617,413


13.0

Versa

9,186


8,566


7.2


77,556


59,811


29.7

Sentra

10,623


8,061


31.8


76,495


81,921


-6.6

Cube

634


598


6.0


5,297


13,212


-59.9

Altima

25,889


23,016


12.5


209,592


176,198


19.0

Maxima

5,181


5,992


-13.5


40,403


38,460


5.1

LEAF

685


1,362


-49.7


4,228


6,168


-31.5

Juke

3,213


3,464


-7.2


24,901


24,149


3.1

370Z

536


517


3.7


5,663


5,612


0.9

GT-R

138


112


23.2


849


995


-14.7

Total Car

56,085


51,688


8.5


444,984


406,526


9.5

Frontier

5,464


4,843


12.8


40,460


33,114


22.2

Titan

1,907


2,355


-19.0


14,614


13,054


12.0

Xterra

1,550


1,755


-11.7


12,092


11,519


5.0

Pathfinder

2,472


2,093


18.1


20,337


16,572


22.7

Armada

1,165


1,357


-14.1


12,002


11,565


3.8

Rogue

12,626


11,467


10.1


97,657


80,638


21.1

Murano

4,095


5,121


-20.0


35,637


34,197


4.2

Quest

1,213


1,182


2.6


13,324


7,800


70.8

NV

783


656


19.4


6,319


2,428


160.3

Total Truck

31,275


30,829


1.4


252,442


210,887


19.7

North American produced

64,220


58,694


9.4


509,870


444,642


14.7

Car

50,879


45,635


11.5


404,046


356,390


13.4

Truck

13,341


13,059


2.2


105,824


88,252


19.9

Import

23,140


23,823


-2.9


187,556


172,771


8.6

Car

5,206


6,053


-14.0


40,938


50,136


-18.3

Truck

17,934


17,770


0.9


146,618


122,635


19.6

INFINITI DIVISION













August


August


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg

Infiniti Division Total

11,155


9,024


23.6


77,151


63,702


21.1

G Sedan

5,123


4,267


20.1


32,959


27,811


18.5

G Coupe

1,138


1,281


-11.2


9,416


10,543


-10.7

M

666


1,072


-37.9


6,259


7,244


-13.6

QX

1,026


1,148


-10.6


8,385


7,797


7.5

JX

2,378


n/a


n/a


12,102


n/a


n/a

EX

216


515


-58.1


2,227


3,979


-44.0

FX

608


741


-17.9


5,803


6,328


-8.3

Total Car

6,927


6,620


4.6


48,634


45,598


6.7

Total Truck

4,228


2,404


75.9


28,517


18,104


57.5

NISSAN & INFINITI













August


August


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

98,515


91,541


7.6


774,577


681,115


13.7

Total Car

63,012


58,308


8.1


493,618


452,124


9.2

Total Truck

35,503


33,233


6.8


280,959


228,991


22.7

Selling days

27


26




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SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.



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