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Nissan Reports 23.2% Increase In U.S. April Sales

Strong retail demand for core Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra models drive April sales growth

Infiniti G Line, JX push luxury sales up 10%

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. today reported April U.S. sales of 87,847 units versus 71,329 units a year earlier, up 23.2 percent.  Nissan Division sales rose 24.6 percent for the month at 80,003 units, driven by retail sales gains by top-selling models like Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra and Rogue. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 10 percent over the prior year, to 7,844 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted 80,003 sales, an increase of 24.6 percent over last April's 64,200 unit total.
  • Sales of Nissan Altima rose 35.4 percent to 21,991, driven by a 42 percent increase in retail deliveries.
  • Nissan Rogue crossover sales set a new April record at 11,904 units, an increase of 39 percent over the prior April.
  • Nissan Pathfinder sales were up 214.7 percent to 6,473, setting a new April record and marking the sixth consecutive month it posted an increase in deliveries of at least 145 percent. Pathfinder sales are up 180.9 percent in 2013.
  • Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF jumped 423.5 percent to 1,937, spurred by the move of vehicle assembly to Nissan's vehicle and battery assembly facilities in Smyrna, Tenn., as well as a substantial price repositioning to include a wider range of trim levels and added value. Year-to-date, LEAF sales are up more than 160 percent.
  • The all-new Nissan Sentra posted a 44.9 percent sales increase, at 10,734 deliveries.

Comments from Jose Munoz, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing – Nissan Americas:

"April was a very good sales month for the Nissan division, not only from an overall volume standpoint where we were up more than 24 percent, but also in retail where our sales rose more than 32 percent."

"In the first quarter of 2013, we improved our retail sales by more than 4 percent while reducing deliveries to fleet customers by more than 17 percent. We continued this trend in April with retail up 29 percent and fleet mix down over four percentage points from one year ago, which proves that our new products such as Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder are taking strong hold in the marketplace."

"Our strong performance in April was driven largely by double and even triple digit increases on some of our core products, such as Altima up more than 35 percent, Sentra up nearly 45 percent, Rogue up 39 percent and the all-new Pathfinder up over 214 percent."

"We expect to have gained market share in April due to our strong retail performance, which we have full intention to continue through the summer months given the building momentum that we are seeing with Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder in particular."

"With a strong April building on a record-breaking March, Nissan LEAF sales are now up over 160 percent year-to-date. The wider array of trim levels and lower price driven by the start of U.S. LEAF production at our Smyrna plant are bringing more new customers to our showrooms every day."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti today reported sales of 7,844 units in April, an increase of 10 percent from 7,129 units during April 2012.
  • Deliveries of Infiniti G Sedan totaled 2,696, an increase of 29 percent.
  • Infiniti FX performance crossover was up 12.8 percent.
  • Sales of the Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover increased 24.1 percent to 2,580 in April.

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. April 2013 had 25 selling days, while April 2012 had 24 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, 2012 and 2013 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, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models 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 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

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

 

NISSAN DIVISION

April


April


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2013


2012


% chg


2013


2012


% chg

Nissan Division Total

80,003


64,200


24.6


370,908


360,341


2.9

Versa

7,155


8,335


-14.2


46,442


43,530


6.7

Sentra

10,734


7,410


44.9


43,736


39,173


11.6

Cube

468


573


-18.3


2,419


2,650


-8.7

Altima

21,991


16,239


35.4


108,943


112,599


-3.2

Maxima

2,678


3,444


-22.2


16,685


20,934


-20.3

LEAF

1,937


370


423.5


5,476


2,103


160.4

Juke

2,445


2,887


-15.3


11,551


12,329


-6.3

370Z

568


785


-27.6


1,946


2,850


-31.7

GT-R

103


118


-12.7


371


344


7.8

Total Car

48,079


40,161


19.7


237,569


236,512


0.4

Frontier

5,155


4,148


24.3


17,333


18,254


-5.0

Titan

1,038


1,568


-33.8


6,150


6,181


-0.5

Xterra

1,982


1,104


79.5


6,872


5,705


20.5

Pathfinder

6,473


2,057


214.7


28,839


10,267


180.9

Armada

773


1,118


-30.9


4,707


6,155


-23.5

Rogue

11,904


8,563


39.0


46,200


48,862


-5.4

Murano

2,404


3,009


-20.1


14,257


18,152


-21.5

Quest

1,103


1,958


-43.7


4,557


6,944


-34.4

NV

892


514


73.5


4,177


3,309


26.2

NV200

200


n/a


n/a


247


n/a


n/a

Total Truck

31,924


24,039


32.8


133,339


123,829


7.7

North American produced

60,984


45,937


32.8


288,241


266,107


8.3

Car

44,471


35,428


25.5


219,916


216,236


1.7

Truck

16,513


10,509


57.1


68,325


49,871


37.0

Import

19,019


18,263


4.1


82,667


94,234


-12.3

Car

3,608


4,733


-23.8


17,653


20,276


-12.9

Truck

15,411


13,530


13.9


65,014


73,958


-12.1

INFINITI DIVISION













April


April


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2013


2012


% chg


2013


2012


% chg

Infiniti Division Total

7,844


7,129


10.0


35,220


33,349


5.6

G Sedan

2,696


2,090


29.0


13,080


14,077


-7.1

G Coupe

794


872


-8.9


3,326


4,201


-20.8

M

388


461


-15.8


1,956


3,260


-40.0

QX

747


915


-18.4


4,117


4,431


-7.1

JX

2,580


2,079


24.1


9,483


2,619


262.1

EX

91


226


-59.7


555


1,236


-55.1

FX

548


486


12.8


2,703


3,525


-23.3

Total Car

3,878


3,423


13.3


18,362


21,538


-14.7

Total Truck

3,966


3,706


7.0


16,858


11,811


42.7

NISSAN & INFINITI













April


April


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2013


2012


% chg


2013


2012


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

87,847


71,329


23.2


406,128


393,690


3.2

Total Car

51,957


43,584


19.2


255,931


258,050


-0.8

Total Truck

35,890


27,745


29.4


150,197


135,640


10.7

Selling days

25


24




101


101



* All numbers include Hawaii












 

SOURCE Nissan North America



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