Nissan North America Sales Increase 24.1 Percent In May

- Nissan sales rise 24.1 percent, with 32.4 percent increase in passenger cars-

- Infiniti performance increases 24.6 percent, with all-new Infiniti M up 61.9 percent -

Jun 02, 2010, 13:43 ET from Nissan North America, Inc.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported May 2010 sales of 83,764 units versus 67,489 units a year earlier, an increase of 24.1 percent, compared with May 2009.  Nissan Division sales rose 24.1 percent for the month, while sales of Infiniti vehicles were 24.6 percent higher than a year before.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan vehicles posted sales of 75,673 units in May compared with 60,993 units sold in May the previous year, a 24.1 percent increase.
  • May marks the Nissan division's eighth consecutive month with a year-over-year sales increase.
  • The Rogue crossover set a new May record with 8,789 units sold.
  • Passenger cars showed strong performance with Versa sales up 95.6 percent, Sentra up 59.6 percent and Nissan's volume-leading Altima up 19.2 percent to 21,950.

"Nissan's model lineup continues to show strength, with Altima, Versa, Sentra and Rogue leading the way," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "The value, performance and style of those models are resonating well with consumers and driving our brand."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti sales for May 2010 were 8,091 units, up 24.6 percent from the 6,496 units sold in the same month a year earlier.
  • The launch of the 2011 Infiniti M continues to build momentum, with the model up 61.9 percent over last May.
  • The Infiniti G lineup was up 23.6 percent (sedan sales up 16.9 percent; coupe sales up 43.4 percent).

"The all-new Infiniti M is continuing to gain momentum during its launch," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit.  "The key is consistent growth in all segments, which reflects Infiniti's ability to attract new buyers into 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. Both May 2010 and May 2009 had 26 selling days, so there is no variation between the two calculation methods.

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.


NISSAN DIVISION













May


May


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Nissan Division Total

75,673


60,993


24.1


336,766


257,302


30.9

Versa

9,842


5,031


95.6


47,775


26,396


81.0

Sentra

8,968


5,618


59.6


39,559


28,414


39.2

Cube

2,295


1,745


31.5


13,634


1,745


681.3

Altima

21,950


18,408


19.2


96,195


80,078


20.1

Maxima

6,349


6,082


4.4


27,180


18,858


44.1

350/370Z

1,217


1,278


-4.8


4,636


7,203


-35.6

GT-R

89


146


-39.0


420


717


-41.4

Total Car

50,710


38,308


32.4


229,399


163,411


40.4

Frontier

3,739


3,111


20.2


15,509


10,108


53.4

Titan

2,063


1,623


27.1


9,516


7,514


26.6

Xterra

1,939


1,204


61.0


8,524


6,238


36.6

Pathfinder

1,992


1,419


40.4


8,577


7,218


18.8

Armada

1,485


784


89.4


7,520


3,625


107.4

Rogue

8,789


8,287


6.1


35,391


31,344


12.9

Murano

4,944


5,088


-2.8


22,164


23,800


-6.9

Quest

12


1,169


-99.0


166


4,044


-95.9

Total Truck

24,963


22,685


10.0


107,367


93,891


14.4

North American produced

58,339


44,449


31.2


260,521


192,493


35.3

Car

47,109


35,139


34.1


210,709


153,746


37.1

Truck

11,230


9,310


20.6


49,812


38,747


28.6

Import

17,334


14,799


17.1


76,245


63,064


20.9

Car

3,601


1,424


152.9


18,690


7,920


136.0

Truck

13,733


13,375


2.7


57,555


55,144


4.4













INFINITI DIVISION













May


May


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

8,091


6,496


24.6


38,996


32,144


21.3

G Sedan

3,372


2,885


16.9


15,760


12,365


27.5

G Coupe

1,405


980


43.4


6,670


4,776


39.7

M

1,065


658


61.9


5,406


4,268


26.7

QX56

702


586


19.8


3,777


1,769


113.5

EX

687


540


27.2


3,053


3,640


-16.1

FX

860


847


1.5


4,330


5,326


-18.7

Total Car

5,842


4,523


29.2


27,836


21,409


30.0

Total Truck

2,249


1,973


14.0


11,160


10,735


4.0













NISSAN & INFINITI













May


May


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

83,764


67,489


24.1


375,762


289,446


29.8

Total Car

56,552


42,831


32.0


257,235


184,820


39.2

Total Truck

27,212


24,658


10.4


118,527


104,626


13.3

Selling days

26


26




126


127



* All numbers include Hawaii













SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.



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