Nissan Sales Up 24.7% on Record May U.S. Sales

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Gains by all-new Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra drive Nissan brand to best-ever May

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Strong gains by top-selling Nissan models such as Altima, Pathfinder, Sentra and Rogue helped Nissan North America set a new May U.S. sales record with 114,457 deliveries, an increase of 24.7 percent over May 2012. The Nissan division also set a new May record, with 106,558 sales, up 31.2 percent over last year. Infiniti sales in May totaled 7,899, led by the best-ever month for the JX crossover.

Jose Munoz, senior vice president for Sales and Marketing, Nissan Americas said: “We are in the midst of launching five all-new, top-selling Nissan models in 15 months, and the effort is paying off. Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra, the first three of these launches, are up a combined 64.6 percent in May, which shows that our new products are hitting the sweet spot of delivering the innovation, style and value that buyers want.”

Nissan Highlights

  • Nissan Division sales were up 31.2 percent, setting a new May record with 106,558 deliveries. Nissan division recorded 81,202 sales in May 2012.
  • Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF finished May at 2,138, up 319.2 percent over last year and marking the second-best month ever for LEAF. Since the March launch of the 2013 LEAF, with vehicle and battery assembly in Smyrna, Tenn., Nissan has sold 6,311 LEAF vehicles, up 332.6 percent over the same period in 2012.
  • Nissan Pathfinder sales finished May at 9,340, up 292.9 percent over the prior year and marking its best-ever May. Pathfinder deliveries have increased 202 percent so far in 2013, thanks to the all-new model, which debuted in late 2012.
  • Altima sales in May totaled 31,940, up 40.8 percent over the previous year.
  • The all-new Nissan Sentra, which debuted in late 2012, saw sales increase 64.5 percent in May to 12,504.
  • Nissan Rogue had its best-ever month with 17,333 deliveries, an increase of 44.7 percent.

Infiniti Highlights

  • Infiniti sales in May totaled 7,899, down 25.4 percent from last May.
  • Infiniti JX, which posted 2,952 sales in May, had its best month since it went on sale in March 2012. Sales of the 7-passenger luxury crossover increased 10.2 percent for the month, and are up 134.8 percent so far in 2013.

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 Motor Co.
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 267,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

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

 

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Contact:

Brian Brockman
Nissan Corporate Communications
615-725-1447
brian.brockman@nissan-usa.com

 

 

NISSAN DIVISION May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD

2013   2012   % chg   2013   2012   % chg
                       
Nissan Division Total 106,558   81,202   31.2   477,466   441,543   8.1
Versa 8,614   8,643   -0.3   55,056   52,173   5.5
Sentra 12,504   7,600   64.5   56,240   46,773   20.2
Cube 459   724   -36.6   2,878   3,374   -14.7
Altima 31,940   22,690   40.8   140,883   135,289   4.1
Maxima 3,419   4,565   -25.1   20,104   25,499   -21.2
LEAF 2,138   510   319.2   7,614   2,613   191.4
Juke 2,867   3,298   -13.1   14,418   15,627   -7.7
370Z 681   903   -24.6   2,627   3,753   -30.0
GT-R 115   135   -14.8   486   479   1.5
Total Car 62,737   49,068   27.9   300,306   285,580   5.2
Frontier 6,570   5,480   19.9   23,903   23,734   0.7
Titan 1,402   2,166   -35.3   7,552   8,347   -9.5
Xterra 1,861   1,401   32.8   8,733   7,106   22.9
Pathfinder 9,340   2,377   292.9   38,179   12,644   202.0
Armada 1,537   1,556   -1.2   6,244   7,711   -19.0
Rogue 17,333   11,977   44.7   63,533   60,839   4.4
Murano 3,152   4,550   -30.7   17,409   22,702   -23.3
Quest 1,314   1,802   -27.1   5,871   8,746   -32.9
NV 971   825   17.7   5,148   4,134   24.5
NV200 341   N/A   N/A   588   N/A   N/A
Total Truck 43,821   32,134   36.4   177,160   155,963   13.6
North American
produced
80,637   57,303   40.7   368,878   323,410   14.1
Car 58,615   43,498   34.8   278,531   259,734   7.2
Truck 22,022   13,805   59.5   90,347   63,676   41.9
Import 25,921   23,899   8.5   108,413   118,133   -8.2
Car 4,122   5,570   -26.0   21,600   25,846   -16.4
Truck 21,799   18,329   18.9   86,813   92,287   -5.9
                       
INFINITI DIVISION May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD

2013   2012   % chg   2013   2012   % chg
Infiniti Division Total 7,899   10,592   -25.4   43,119   43,941   -1.9
G Sedan 1,927   3,758   -48.7   15,007   17,835   -15.9
G Coupe 1,034   1,437   -28.0   4,360   5,638   -22.7
M 471   866   -45.6   2,427   4,126   -41.2
QX56 938   994   -5.6   5,055   5,425   -6.8
JX 2,952   2,678   10.2   12,435   5,297   134.8
EX 119   298   -60.1   674   1,534   -56.1
FX 458   561   -18.4   3,161   4,086   -22.6
Total Car 3,432   6,061   -43.4   21,794   27,599   -21.0
Total Truck 4,467   4,531   -1.4   21,325   16,342   30.5
                       
NISSAN & INFINITI May   May   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD

2013   2012   % chg   2013   2012   % chg
TOTAL VEHICLE 114,457   91,794   24.7   520,585   485,484   7.2
Total Car 66,169   55,129   20.0   322,100   313,179   2.8
Total Truck 48,288   36,665   31.7   198,485   172,305   15.2
Selling days 26   26  
  127   127  

* All numbers include Hawaii

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