Nissan North America Sales Rise 34% In September

Nissan sales up 35.1 percent over last year; core models lead gains

Infiniti up 25.6 percent; Infiniti M leads growth across all models

Oct 01, 2010, 13:41 ET from Nissan North America

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported September U.S. sales of 74,205 units versus 55,393 units a year earlier, an increase of 34.0 percent.  Nissan Division sales were up 35.1 percent for the month, and sales of Infiniti vehicles rose 25.6 percent over a year before.  For all of 2010, NNA sales are up 16.1 percent.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan vehicles posted sales of 65,900 units in September compared with 48,783 units sold in September the previous year, an increase of 35.1 percent.  
  • Nissan's highest-volume models led the gains, with Altima up 64.8 percent; Rogue up 63.5 percent; Sentra up 56.4 percent and Versa up 46.9 percent.
  • Nissan's lineup of trucks, SUVs and crossovers gained 33.7 percent, led by Frontier (up 81.3 percent) and Armada (up 70.0 percent.)
  • Nissan Rogue set a new September record with 8,319 deliveries.

"At Nissan, we saw big gains in key volume segments with Altima, Sentra, Versa and Rogue," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager for Nissan Division.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti sales for September were 8,305 units, up 25.6 percent from the 6,610 units sold in the same month a year earlier. Infiniti sales are up 24.9 percent in 2010.
  • Every model in the Infiniti lineup grew sales over September 2009.
  • The all-new Infiniti M had its best month since March 2008, with 1,460 units sold, an increase of 226.6 percent over the prior year.

"Luxury buyers continue to respond to Infiniti's promise of 'Inspired Performance,' with gains across every vehicle in the lineup over last September," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. "Broadening the G lineup with the G25 and G37 Coupe IPL this fall will continue to add to the momentum we've built with the launches of the freshened G Sedan and the 2011 Infiniti M and QX."

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 September 2010 and September 2009 had 25 selling days.

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













Sept.


Sept.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Nissan Division Total

65,900


48,783


35.1


598,904


520,410


15.1

Versa

7,021


4,778


46.9


76,736


63,757


20.4

Sentra

7,876


5,036


56.4


71,540


65,176


9.8

Cube

1,523


2,230


-31.7


19,521


14,752


32.3

Altima

20,016


12,149


64.8


168,897


154,662


9.2

Maxima

4,856


5,901


-17.7


47,946


38,343


25.0

370Z

787


802


-1.9


8,114


10,656


-23.9

GT-R

63


111


-43.2


743


1,206


-38.4

Total Car

42,142


31,007


35.9


393,497


348,552


12.9

Frontier

3,901


2,164


80.3


30,035


21,125


42.2

Titan

2,063


1,900


8.6


17,463


13,705


27.4

Xterra

1,657


1,480


12.0


15,579


11,393


36.7

Pathfinder

1,829


1,481


23.5


15,667


12,799


22.4

Armada

1,476


868


70.0


13,918


6,257


122.4

Rogue

8,319


5,089


63.5


71,765


59,612


20.4

Murano

4,509


4,236


6.4


40,803


39,239


4.0

Quest

4


558


-99.3


177


7,728


-97.7

Total Truck

23,758


17,776


33.7


205,407


171,858


19.5

North American produced

50,699


36,315


39.6


457,958


394,945


16.0

Car

39,769


27,864


42.7


365,119


321,938


13.4

Truck

10,930


8,451


29.3


92,839


73,007


27.2

Import

15,201


12,468


21.9


140,946


125,465


12.3

Car

2,373


3,143


-24.5


28,378


26,614


6.6

Truck

12,828


9,325


37.6


112,568


98,851


13.9













INFINITI DIVISION













Sept.


Sept.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

8,305


6,610


25.6


74,797


59,886


24.9

G Sedan

3,056


2,831


7.9


30,490


24,266


25.6

G Coupe

1,366


1,281


6.6


12,615


10,564


19.4

M

1,460


447


226.6


10,590


6,741


57.1

QX

822


677


21.4


7,825


4,157


88.2

EX

747


563


32.7


5,853


5,859


-0.1

FX

854


811


5.3


7,424


8,299


-10.5

Total Car

5,882


4,559


29.0


53,695


41,571


29.2

Total Truck

2,423


2,051


18.1


21,102


18,315


15.2













NISSAN & INFINITI













Sept.


Sept.


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

74,205


55,393


34.0


673,701


580,296


16.1

Total Car

48,024


35,566


35.0


447,192


390,123


14.6

Total Truck

26,181


19,827


32.0


226,509


190,173


19.1

Selling days

25


25




228


229



* All numbers include Hawaii















SOURCE Nissan North America



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