FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported July sales of 82,337 units versus 71,847 units a year earlier, an increase of 14.6 percent compared with July 2009. Nissan Division sales rose 12.1 percent for the month, while sales of Infiniti vehicles were 37.6 percent higher than a year before.
Nissan vehicles posted sales of 72,573 units in July compared with 64,751 units sold in July the previous year, a 12.1 percent increase.
July marks the Nissan division's tenth consecutive month with a year-over-year sales increase.
The Rogue crossover recorded its best ever monthly sales of 10,963 in July, a 61.9 percent increase over the prior year. The Murano crossover experienced a 58.0 percent monthly increase on sales of 5,462 units.
Sales of Nissan's trucks and SUVs, including the Titan, Armada, Xterra, Pathfinder and Frontier, grew by double digits.
"The Nissan Rogue continues to set new sales records with its best month since launch and has established us as a serious player in the small crossover market," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "In fact, all of Nissan's crossovers, trucks and SUVs showed substantial gains over last July."
Infiniti sales for July were 9,764 units, up 37.6 percent from the 7,096 units sold in the same month a year earlier.
The all-new, second-generation QX56 full-size performance luxury SUV is off to a strong start in its first full month of sales, with 1,319 units sold last month, a 138.5 percent increase over the prior year.
Sales of the 2011 Infiniti M luxury sedan continue to grow, up 75.9 percent over last July.
The G sedan saw sales of 4,135 units, up 37.1 percent over the prior year, marking the best-ever July sales for Infiniti's top-selling model.
"Infiniti's sales momentum continues to build, thanks to the all-new M and QX, as well as the refreshed G lineup," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "Luxury buyers continue to recognize Infiniti's combination of outstanding performance and design throughout our showroom."
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. July 2010 had 27 selling days, while July 2009 had 26.
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, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. 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.