Nissan North America Sales Rise 16.1% In October Nissan sales up 15.2 percent over last year; Altima, Rogue lead gains

Infiniti up 22.9 percent; Infiniti M up 119.2 percent, QX up 88.7 percent

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported October U.S. sales of 69,773 units versus 60,115 units a year earlier, an increase of 16.1 percent.  Nissan Division sales were up 15.2 percent for the month, and sales of Infiniti vehicles rose 22.9 percent over a year before.  For the calendar year to date, NNA sales are up 16.1 percent.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan vehicles posted sales of 61,843 units in October compared with 53,664 units sold in October the previous year, an increase of 15.2 percent.
  • Deliveries of Nissan Altima models totaled 18,978, marking the second-best October in its history and a 28.5 percent increase over the prior year.  
  • Nissan Rogue set a new October record with 8,862 deliveries, up 48.7 percent.
  • Nissan's lineup of SUVs, pickups and crossovers gained 35.7 percent, led by Frontier (up 51.3 percent) and Armada (up 35.5 percent).
  • In its first month of availability, the Nissan Juke sport cross exceeded forecasts with 2,103 deliveries.

"October marks another month of sales growth for Nissan," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division.  "Rogue continues to set new monthly records, and stable fuel prices are driving sales of Nissan's trucks, SUVs and crossovers."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti sales for October were 7,930 units, up 22.9 percent from the 6,451 units sold in the same month a year earlier. Infiniti sales are up 24.7 percent in 2010.
  • The all-new Infiniti M Line continued to sell briskly, with deliveries up 119.2 percent over the prior year.
  • The all-new QX luxury SUV enjoyed its best October since 2004, with 1,157 units sold, an 88.7 percent increase over the prior year.
  • Sales of the Infiniti G sedan were up 10.7 percent, thanks in part to initial sales of the new G25 sports sedan.

"All-new vehicles in the Infiniti showroom such as the Infiniti M Line, G25 and QX mean new customers for the brand," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "Customers are benefitting from our focus on providing 'Inspired Performance' in all of our vehicles."

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. October 2010 had 27 selling days versus 28 in October 2009.

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 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at www.nissanusa.com.


NISSAN DIVISION













Oct.


Oct.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Nissan Division Total

61,843


53,664


15.2


660,747


574,074


15.1

Versa

6,044


6,786


-10.9


82,780


70,543


17.3

Sentra

5,928


6,128


-3.3


77,468


71,304


8.6

Cube

1,359


2,097


-35.2


20,880


16,849


23.9

Altima

18,978


14,773


28.5


187,875


169,435


10.9

Maxima

3,843


4,593


-16.3


51,789


42,936


20.6

370Z

745


824


-9.6


8,859


11,480


-22.8

GT-R

46


117


-60.7


789


1,323


-40.4

Total Car

36,943


35,318


4.6


430,440


383,870


12.1

Frontier

3,472


2,295


51.3


33,507


23,420


43.1

Titan

1,964


1,688


16.4


19,427


15,393


26.2

Xterra

1,628


1,516


7.4


17,207


12,909


33.3

Pathfinder

1,474


1,598


-7.8


17,141


14,397


19.1

Armada

1,429


1055


35.5


15,347


7,312


109.9

Juke

2,103


0


n/a


2,103


0


n/a

Rogue

8,862


5,958


48.7


80,627


65,570


23.0

Murano

3,968


3,881


2.2


44,771


43,120


3.8

Quest

0


355


-100.0


177


8,083


-97.8

Total Truck

24,900


18,346


35.7


230,307


190,204


21.1

N. American produced

44,760


40,787


9.7


502,718


435,732


15.4

Car

34,793


32,280


7.8


399,912


354,218


12.9

Truck

9,967


8,507


17.2


102,806


81,514


26.1

Import

17,083


12,877


32.7


158,029


138,342


14.2

Car

2,150


3,038


-29.2


30,528


29,652


3.0

Truck

14,933


9,839


51.8


127,501


108,690


17.3













INFINITI DIVISION













Oct.


Oct.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

7,930


6,451


22.9


82,727


66,337


24.7

G Sedan

2,711


2,448


10.7


33,201


26,714


24.3

G Coupe

1,216


1,441


-15.6


13,831


12,005


15.2

M

1,175


536


119.2


11,765


7,277


61.7

QX56

1,157


613


88.7


8,982


4,770


88.3

EX

751


560


34.1


6,604


6,419


2.9

FX

920


853


7.9


8,344


9,152


-8.8

Total Car

5,102


4,425


15.3


58,797


45,996


27.8

Total Truck

2,828


2,026


39.6


23,930


20,341


17.6













NISSAN & INFINITI













Oct.


Oct.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

69,773


60,115


16.1


743,474


640,411


16.1

Total Car

42,045


39,743


5.8


489,237


429,866


13.8

Total Truck

27,728


20,372


36.1


254,237


210,545


20.8

Selling days

27


28




255


257



* All numbers include Hawaii















SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.



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