Nissan North America Sales Increase 14.6 Percent in July

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 v

Nissan North America Sales Increase 14.6 Percent in July

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.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.


NISSAN DIVISION













July


July


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Nissan Division Total

72,573


64,751


12.1


465,605


374,047


24.5

Versa

7,725


8,530


-9.4


62,262


40,399


54.1

Sentra

9,712


9,496


2.3


55,458


43,744


26.8

Cube

1,516


3,293


-54.0


17,046


7,175


137.6

Altima

18,275


19,252


-5.1


130,390


115,680


12.7

Maxima

6,053


4,472


35.4


37,864


27,890


35.8

370Z

976


890


9.7


6,504


9,017


-27.9

GT-R

86


128


-32.8


590


995


-40.7

Total Car

44,343


46,061


-3.7


310,114


244,900


26.6

Frontier

3,967


2,942


34.8


22,396


15,086


48.5

Titan

2,139


1,467


45.8


13,259


10,271


29.1

Xterra

1,851


1,182


56.6


12,186


8,581


42.0

Pathfinder

1,912


1,422


34.5


12,223


9,960


22.7

Armada

1,934


470


311.5


10,804


4,720


128.9

Rogue

10,963


6,770


61.9


53,313


44,047


21.0

Murano

5,462


3,457


58.0


31,141


30,469


2.2

Quest

2


980


-99.8


169


6,013


-97.2

Total Truck

28,230


18,690


51.0


155,491


129,147


20.4

North American produced

53,570


50,213


6.7


357,011


282,344


26.4

Car

41,765


41,750


0.0


285,974


227,713


25.6

Truck

11,805


8,463


39.5


71,037


54,631


30.0

Import

19,003


14,538


30.7


108,594


91,703


18.4

Car

2,578


4,311


-40.2


24,140


17,187


40.5

Truck

16,425


10,227


60.6


84,454


74,516


13.3













INFINITI DIVISION













July


July


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

9,764


7,096


37.6


57,064


45,544


25.3

G Sedan

4,135


3,015


37.1


23,508


18,094


29.9

G Coupe

1,586


1597


-0.7


9,749


7,721


26.3

M

1,277


726


75.9


7,879


5,676


38.8

QX56

1,319


553


138.5


5,754


2,872


100.3

EX

669


543


23.2


4,388


4,631


-5.2

FX

778


662


17.5


5,786


6,550


-11.7

Total Car

6,998


5,338


31.1


41,136


31,491


30.6

Total Truck

2,766


1,758


57.3


15,928


14,053


13.3













NISSAN & INFINITI













July


July


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2010


2009


% chg


2010


2009


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

82,337


71,847


14.6


522,669


419,591


24.6

Total Car

51,341


51,399


-0.1


351,250


276,391


27.1

Total Truck

30,996


20,448


51.6


171,419


143,200


19.7

Selling days

27


26




178


178



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