Nissan North America Sales Rise 15.5%, Set New February Record - Altima and Rogue lead gains with record sales -

FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported record February U.S. sales of 106,731 units versus 92,370 units a year earlier, marking an increase of 15.5 percent over last February's record total. Nissan Division sales increased 17.1 percent over last year, also establishing a new February record. Sales of Infiniti vehicles increased 1.0 percent over the prior year.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted a record February with 97,492 sales, an increase of 17.1 percent over the old record of 83,226 units set in 2011.
  • Altima sales remained strong, setting a new February record with 32,953 deliveries, up 58.4 percent over the prior year. In April, Nissan will unveil the all-new, fifth generation Altima at the New York International Auto Show. A preview image and video of the 2013 Altima, which goes on sale this Summer, was released today at http://nissannews.com/pressrelease/3285/1/all-new-2013-nissan-altima-coming-soon.
  • Nissan Rogue also set a new February record with 13,423 units, up 17.5 percent.
  • Sales of Nissan's trucks continued to grow, with Frontier, Titan, Xterra and Pathfinder posting year-on-year sales increases.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti delivered 9,239 vehicles in February, an increase of 1.0 percent versus 9,144 a year earlier.
  • Sales of the Infiniti QX luxury utility hit a new February high at 1,162, up 28.8 percent over last year.
  • Infiniti G Sedan sales were up 7.2 percent to 4,334 deliveries in February.

"Nissan's momentum throughout the lineup continues to drive our growth and record February sales," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "Another strong month for Nissan Altima demonstrates that consumers are increasingly turning to Nissan for quality and reliability in the midsize car segment."

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 2012 had 25 selling days, while February 2011 had 24.

About Nissan Americas
In the Americas, 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 was recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.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 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb.

 

Feb.

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2012

 

2011

 

% chg

 

2012

 

2011

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nissan Division Total

97,492

 

83,226

 

17.1

 

170,009

 

147,668

 

15.1

Versa

10,190

 

10,578

 

-3.7

 

19,608

 

19,260

 

1.8

Sentra

10,605

 

12,599

 

-15.8

 

17,671

 

22,137

 

-20.2

Cube

687

 

2,248

 

-69.4

 

1,148

 

3,909

 

-70.6

Altima

32,953

 

20,808

 

58.4

 

55,310

 

37,262

 

48.4

Maxima

6,597

 

5,318

 

24.1

 

10,598

 

8,467

 

25.2

LEAF

478

 

67

 

613.4

 

1,154

 

154

 

649.4

Juke

2,947

 

2,985

 

-1.3

 

5,277

 

6,080

 

-13.2

370Z

553

 

571

 

-3.2

 

970

 

1138

 

-14.8

GT-R

67

 

38

 

76.3

 

87

 

60

 

45.0

Total Car

65,077

 

55,212

 

17.9

 

111,823

 

98,467

 

13.6

Frontier

4,237

 

3,527

 

20.1

 

8,019

 

6,323

 

26.8

Titan

1,576

 

1,467

 

7.4

 

2,882

 

2,898

 

-0.6

Xterra

1,457

 

1,297

 

12.3

 

2,918

 

2,476

 

17.9

Pathfinder

2,856

 

2,392

 

19.4

 

4,937

 

3,985

 

23.9

Armada

1,808

 

1,806

 

0.1

 

3,210

 

2,931

 

9.5

Rogue

13,423

 

11,427

 

17.5

 

23,327

 

20,850

 

11.9

Murano

5,045

 

5,254

 

-4.0

 

8,940

 

8,832

 

1.2

Quest

1,206

 

832

 

45.0

 

2,390

 

894

 

167.3

NV

807

 

12

 

6625.0

 

1,563

 

12

 

12925.0

Total Truck

32,415

 

28,014

 

15.7

 

58,186

 

49,201

 

18.3

North American produced

73,086

 

59,804

 

22.2

 

126,716

 

105,751

 

19.8

Car

60,345

 

49,303

 

22.4

 

103,187

 

87,126

 

18.4

Truck

12,741

 

10,501

 

21.3

 

23,529

 

18,625

 

26.3

Import

24,406

 

23,422

 

4.2

 

43,293

 

41,917

 

3.3

Car

4,732

 

5,909

 

-19.9

 

8,636

 

11,341

 

-23.9

Truck

19,674

 

17,513

 

12.3

 

34,657

 

30,576

 

13.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFINITI DIVISION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb.

 

Feb.

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2012

 

2011

 

% chg

 

2012

 

2011

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infiniti Division Total

9,239

 

9,144

 

1.0

 

16,035

 

16,549

 

-3.1

G Sedan

4,334

 

4,044

 

7.2

 

7,291

 

7,292

 

0.0

G Coupe

1,171

 

1,448

 

-19.1

 

2,030

 

2,524

 

-19.6

M

1,150

 

1,178

 

-2.4

 

1,850

 

2,055

 

-10.0

QX56

1,162

 

902

 

28.8

 

2,182

 

1,684

 

29.6

EX

314

 

507

 

-38.1

 

632

 

989

 

-36.1

FX

1,108

 

1,065

 

4.0

 

2,050

 

2,005

 

2.2

Total Car

6,655

 

6,670

 

-0.2

 

11,171

 

11,871

 

-5.9

Total Truck

2,584

 

2,474

 

4.4

 

4,864

 

4,678

 

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NISSAN & INFINITI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb.

 

Feb.

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2012

 

2011

 

% chg

 

2012

 

2011

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL VEHICLE

106,731

 

92,370

 

15.5

 

186,044

 

164,217

 

13.3

Total Car

71,732

 

61,882

 

15.9

 

122,994

 

110,338

 

11.5

Total Truck

34,999

 

30,488

 

14.8

 

63,050

 

53,879

 

17.0

Selling days

25

 

24

 

 

 

49

 

48

 

 

* All numbers include Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.



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