Nissan Has Best-Ever U.S. Sales Month in March

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-Nissan LEAF has best month since launch; Pathfinder sales jump 177.1% -
-Infiniti sales grow 9% on strength of crossover and SUV sales-

Revision (4/2/13, 4:00 p.m. ET): Sales chart revised to reflect Nissan LEAF production at Smyrna, Tenn. In March, 2,197 Nissan LEAF deliveries were of U.S. produced units. The chart posted earlier counted all LEAF sales as import.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported March U.S. sales of 137,726 units, up 1 percent from last year's total of 136,317 and marking the best month in NNA history. Nissan Division also posted its highest volume month ever, with 126,623 deliveries, up 0.4 percent. Infiniti deliveries totaled 11,103, up 9 percent from last March.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan LEAF sales totaled 2,236 deliveries, up 286.2 percent and the nameplate's best month since launch. March marks the first full month of deliveries of the lower-priced 2013 LEAF, now produced at Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. Price-competitive with traditional cars in its segment, LEAF is the best-selling pure electric vehicle in the world.
  • Sales of the all-new Pathfinder SUV totaled 9,071, up 177.1 percent, setting a new March record. Year-to-date Pathfinder sales, which launched in November 2012, are up 172.4 percent.
  • Nissan Altima totaled 37,763 in March on higher retail and lower fleet sales than year-ago levels.
  • Nissan Versa sales finished at 15,917, up 2.1 percent and establishing a new March record for the nameplate. Versa is the best-selling sub-compact in the U.S.
  • Nissan NV sales finished March at 1,290, the best month ever for the large commercial vans.

Nissan's core volume models like Altima, Pathfinder and Versa are delivering the value, performance, style and innovation that consumers want. With strong retail demand for Altima, Pathfinder up almost 180 percent and the U.S.-built all-electric LEAF having its best month since launch, Nissan had its best month in history.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Contributing to Infiniti's increase in March were its luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles, which were up 50.9 percent.
  • The Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover, which was launched exactly one year ago, had sales of 2,633 units in March, an increase of 387 percent over prior year.

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. February had 27 selling days in 2013 and 28 selling days in 2012.

NISSAN DIVISION

March

 

March

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nissan Division Total

126,623

 

126,132

 

0.4

 

290,905

 

296,141

 

-1.8

Versa

15,917

 

15,587

 

2.1

 

39,287

 

35,195

 

11.6

Sentra

13,965

 

14,092

 

-0.9

 

33,002

 

31,763

 

3.9

Cube

793

 

929

 

-14.6

 

1,951

 

2,077

 

-6.1

Altima

37,763

 

41,050

 

-8.0

 

86,952

 

96,360

 

-9.8

Maxima

6,088

 

6,892

 

-11.7

 

14,007

 

17,490

 

-19.9

LEAF

2,236

 

579

 

286.2

 

3,539

 

1,733

 

104.2

Juke

3,916

 

4,165

 

-6.0

 

9,106

 

9,442

 

-3.6

370Z

669

 

1,095

 

-38.9

 

1,378

 

2,065

 

-33.3

GT-R

122

 

139

 

-12.2

 

268

 

226

 

18.6

Total Car

81,469

 

84,528

 

-3.6

 

189,490

 

196,351

 

-3.5

Frontier

6,818

 

6,087

 

12.0

 

12,178

 

14,106

 

-13.7

Titan

2,084

 

1,731

 

20.4

 

5,112

 

4,613

 

10.8

Xterra

2,913

 

1,683

 

73.1

 

4,890

 

4,601

 

6.3

Pathfinder

9,071

 

3,273

 

177.1

 

22,366

 

8,210

 

172.4

Armada

1,335

 

1,827

 

-26.9

 

3,934

 

5,037

 

-21.9

Rogue

15,381

 

16,972

 

-9.4

 

34,296

 

40,299

 

-14.9

Murano

4,870

 

6,203

 

-21.5

 

11,853

 

15,143

 

-21.7

Quest

1,345

 

2,596

 

-48.2

 

3,454

 

4,986

 

-30.7

NV

1,290

 

1,232

 

4.7

 

3,285

 

2,795

 

17.5

NV200

47

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

47

 

N/A

 

N/A

Total Truck

45,154

 

41,604

 

8.5

 

101,415

 

99,790

 

1.6

North American produced**

99,488

 

93,454

 

6.5

 

228,560

 

220,170

 

3.8

Car**

75,930

 

77,621

 

-2.2

 

176,748

 

180,808

 

-2.2

Truck

23,558

 

15,833

 

48.8

 

51,812

 

39,362

 

31.6

Import

27,135

 

32,678

 

-17.0

 

62,345

 

75,971

 

-17.9

Car

5,539

 

6,907

 

-19.8

 

12,742

 

15,543

 

-18.0

Truck

21,596

 

25,771

 

-16.2

 

49,603

 

60,428

 

-17.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFINITI DIVISION

March

 

March

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infiniti Division Total

11,103

 

10,185

 

9.0

 

27,376

 

26,220

 

4.4

G Sedan

4,530

 

4,696

 

-3.5

 

10,384

 

11,987

 

-13.4

G Coupe

1,042

 

1,299

 

-19.8

 

2,532

 

3,329

 

-23.9

M

641

 

949

 

-32.5

 

1,568

 

2,799

 

-44.0

QX56

1,143

 

1,334

 

-14.3

 

3,370

 

3,516

 

-4.2

JX

2,633

 

540

 

387.6

 

6,903

 

540

 

1178.3

EX

146

 

378

 

-61.4

 

464

 

1,010

 

-54.1

FX

968

 

989

 

-2.1

 

2,155

 

3,039

 

-29.1

Total Car

6,213

 

6,944

 

-10.5

 

14,484

 

18,115

 

-20.0

Total Truck

4,890

 

3,241

 

50.9

 

12,892

 

8,105

 

59.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NISSAN & INFINITI

March

 

March

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL VEHICLE

137,726

 

136,317

 

1.0

 

318,281

 

322,361

 

-1.3

Total Car

87,682

 

91,472

 

-4.1

 

203,974

 

214,466

 

-4.9

Total Truck

50,044

 

44,845

 

11.6

 

114,307

 

107,895

 

5.9

Selling days

27

 

28

 

 

 

76

 

77

 

 

 

* All numbers include Hawaii

About Nissan
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 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

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

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, and 2012 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.

 

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Contact Information:

Brian Brockman
Nissan North America
Tel # 248-488-4227

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