Nissan North America Sales Rise 26.8% In November

Nissan sales rose 24.8%; Versa, Rogue lead and Juke continues strong launch

Infiniti sales up 45%; Infiniti M Line gains 167.3% and QX up 148.3%

Dec 01, 2010, 13:37 ET from Nissan North America, Inc.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported November U.S. sales of 71,366 units versus 56,288 units a year earlier, an increase of 26.8 percent.  Nissan Division sales were up 24.8 percent for the month, and sales of Infiniti vehicles rose 45 percent from the prior year.  For all of 2010, NNA sales are up 17 percent.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan vehicles posted sales of 63,184 units in November compared with 50,644 units sold in November the previous year, an increase of 24.8 percent.
  • Nissan Rogue set a new November record with 8,525 deliveries, up 67.1 percent.
  • Nissan Versa also set a November record at 6,724 deliveries, up 21.1 percent.
  • Nissan Juke continues to outperform launch expectations, with 3,373 deliveries.

"Nissan is maintaining momentum across the lineup, including the launch of the all-new Juke sport cross," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan division.  "Rogue and Versa led the way, and we're also pleased to see substantial gains from vehicles like Altima and our trucks and SUVs."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti sales for November were 8,182 units, up 45 percent from the 5,644 units sold in the same month a year earlier. Infiniti sales are up 26.3 percent for all of 2010.
  • Deliveries of the all-new QX luxury SUV were up 148.3 percent at 1,326 units.
  • Infiniti M sales totaled 1,112, up 167.3 percent over the prior year.
  • Boosted by the first full month of sales of the new G25, the entire refreshed G Sedan Line gained 35.9 percent.

"The all-new Infiniti M and QX models continue to lead our strong sales growth, with triple-digit percentage gains," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "With the enhancements we've made to our core G Line, we're seeing more customers respond by visiting our showrooms."

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. November 2010 had 24 selling days versus 23 in November 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













Nov.


Nov.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Nissan Division Total

63,184


50,644


24.8


723,931


624,718


15.9

Versa

6,724


5,554


21.1


89,504


76,097


17.6

Sentra

5,817


5,210


11.7


83,285


76,514


8.8

Cube

1,003


1,565


-35.9


21,883


18,414


18.8

Altima

18,372


15,490


18.6


206,247


184,925


11.5

Maxima

4,318


4,995


-13.6


56,107


47,931


17.1

370Z

630


713


-11.6


9,489


12,193


-22.2

GT-R

50


92


-45.7


839


1,415


-40.7

Total Car

36,914


33,619


9.8


467,354


417,489


11.9

Frontier

3,137


2,007


56.3


36,644


25,427


44.1

Titan

1,796


1,501


19.7


21,223


16,894


25.6

Xterra

1,465


1,682


-12.9


18,672


14,591


28.0

Pathfinder

1,835


1,630


12.6


18,976


16,027


18.4

Armada

1,740


953


82.6


17,087


8,265


106.7

Juke

3,373


0


n/a


5,476


0


n/a

Rogue

8,525


5,101


67.1


89,152


70,671


26.2

Murano

4,399


3,924


12.1


49,170


47,044


4.5

Quest

0


227


-100.0


177


8,310


-97.9

Total Truck

26,270


17,025


54.3


256,577


207,229


23.8

North American produced

45,204


39,249


15.2


547,922


474,981


15.4

Car

35,231


31,249


12.7


435,143


385,467


12.9

Truck

9,973


8,000


24.7


112,779


89,514


26.0

Import

17,980


11,395


57.8


176,009


149,737


17.5

Car

1,683


2,370


-29.0


32,211


32,022


0.6

Truck

16,297


9,025


80.6


143,798


117,715


22.2













INFINITI DIVISION













Nov.


Nov.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

8,182


5,644


45.0


90,909


71,981


26.3

G Sedan

2,856


2,102


35.9


36,057


28,816


25.1

G Coupe

1,182


1,186


-0.3


15,013


13,191


13.8

M

1,112


416


167.3


12,877


7,693


67.4

QX56

1,326


534


148.3


10,308


5,304


94.3

EX

805


630


27.8


7,409


7,049


5.1

FX

901


776


16.1


9,245


9,928


-6.9

Total Car

5,150


3,704


39.0


63,947


49,700


28.7

Total Truck

3,032


1,940


56.3


26,962


22,281


21.0













NISSAN & INFINITI













Nov.


Nov.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

71,366


56,288


26.8


814,840


696,699


17.0

Total Car

42,064


37,323


12.7


531,301


467,189


13.7

Total Truck

29,302


18,965


54.5


283,539


229,510


23.5

Selling days

24


23




279


280



* All numbers include Hawaii















SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.



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