Nissan North America Sales Increase 9.5 Percent in 2012

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-Nissan Division sets new yearly record with more than 1 million sales -
-Infiniti 2012 sales up 21.8 percent-

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported record U.S. calendar year sales of 1,141,656 units versus 1,042,534 in 2011, an increase of 9.5 percent and the first time that the Nissan brand sold more than 1 million units in a calendar year. December Nissan North America sales were 99,290, down 1.6 percent from the prior year.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division sales in 2012 of 1,021,779 set a new record, and were up 8.2 percent versus last year’s 944,073.
  • Nissan Division sales for December were 86,663, down 3.6 percent from the prior year at 89,937 units.
  • Multiple vehicles set sales records in 2012, including:
    • Nissan Altima, up 12.6 percent with 302,934 sales for the calendar year and the first time the nameplate has exceeded 300,000 sales in a calendar year
    • Nissan Rogue crossover, up 14.3 percent with 142,349 units in 2012
    • Nissan Versa, up 13.6 percent with 113,327 deliveries. Versa sales also set a new December record with 10,618 units.
    • Nissan LEAF, up 1.5 percent to 9,819 with December sales of 1,489 units.
    • The Nissan NV commercial van, up 58 percent to 10,179 sales, with 1,250 units sold in December, its best month ever.

“Nissan had a record-breaking 2012, led by strong totals for Altima, Rogue and Versa,” said Al Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division. “Our aggressive product launch schedule with five new core vehicles in under two years positions us well for a successful 2013.”

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

Infiniti sales highlights for the month include:

  • Infiniti QX sales of 2,232 were an increase of 28.6 percent in December, marking its best month ever. For 2012, sales increased 14 percent to 15,310 units, its best year since the full-size luxury SUV was introduced into the Infiniti line in 2004. 
  • The all-new Infiniti JX saw sales of 2,708 in December, its best month since it went on sale in March. For 2012, the 7-passenger luxury crossover had sales of 21,674, making it the second best selling vehicle in the Infiniti line.
  • For 2012, the Infiniti G Sedan had a sales increase of 7 percent to 46,828 units, and the Infiniti FX luxury performance crossover was up 4.9 percent to 10,424.
  • Overall, this was Infiniti’s best December since 2006, and marked its eighth straight month of double-digit sales increases in 2012. 

“2012 was a strong year for Infiniti, as we added the Infiniti JX luxury crossover, and the Infiniti G sports sedan and QX full-size luxury SUV continued to be solid players in their segments,” said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “The JX brought new buyers into our showroom, and we expect that will continue throughout 2013, as we add another important new vehicle to the Infiniti line.” 

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. December had 26 selling days in 2012 versus 27 in 2011. For the calendar year, both 2012 and 2011 had 307 selling days.

 
NISSAN DIVISION                      

 Dec
 Dec
 Monthly
 CYTD
 CYTD
 CYTD
  2012   2011   % chg   2012   2011   % chg
                       
Nissan Division Total 86,663   89,937   -3.6   1,021,779   944,073   8.2
Versa 10,618   9,939   6.8   113,327   99,730   13.6
Sentra 7,755   8,710   -11.0   106,395   114,991   -7.5
Cube 589   406   45.1   7,667   14,459   -47.0
Altima 23,966   25,976   -7.7   302,934   268,981   12.6
Maxima 4,137   5,068   -18.4   59,349   58,737   1.0
LEAF 1,489   954   56.1   9,819   9,674   1.5
Juke 2,739   3,028   -9.5   36,358   35,886   1.3
370Z 406   449   -9.6   7,338   7,328   0.1
GT-R 49   35   40.0   1,188   1,294   -8.2
Total Car 51,748   54,565   -5.2   644,375   611,080   5.4
Frontier 3,688   5,626   -34.4   55,435   51,700   7.2
Titan 1,838   2,386   -23.0   21,576   21,994   -1.9
Xterra 1,379   1,977   -30.2   17,222   18,221   -5.5
Pathfinder 7,939   2,663   198.1   42,621   25,935   64.3
Armada 2,134   1,957   9.0   18,072   18,331   -1.4
Rogue 11,488   12,286   -6.5   142,349   124,543   14.3
Murano 3,999   5,473   -26.9   51,675   53,626   -3.6
Quest 1,200   1,774   -32.4   18,275   12,199   49.8
NV 1,250   1,230   1.6   10,179   6,444   58.0
Total Truck 34,915   35,372   -1.3   377,404   332,993   13.3
North American produced 64,704   65,532   -1.3   747,110   685,064   9.1
Car 46,476   49,693   -6.5   582,005   542,439   7.3
Truck 18,228   15,839   15.1   165,105   142,625   15.8
Import 21,959   24,405   -10.0   274,669   259,009   6.0
Car 5,272   4,872   8.2   62,370   68,641   -9.1
Truck 16,687   19,533   -14.6   212,299   190,368   11.5
                       
INFINITI DIVISION                      
  Dec   Dec   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
  2012   2011   % chg   2012   2011   % chg
                       
Infiniti Division Total 12,627   10,990   14.9   119,877   98,461   21.8
G Sedan 4,482   5,399   -17.0   46,828   43,759   7.0
G Coupe 1,034   1,132   -8.7   13,016   14,487   -10.2
M 849   1,084   -21.7   9,130   10,818   -15.6
QX56 2,232   1,735   28.6   15,310   13,428   14.0
JX 2,708   0   n/a   21,674   n/a   n/a
EX 334   544   -38.6   3,495   6,030   -42.0
FX 988   1,096   -9.9   10,424   9,939   4.9
Total Car 6,365   7,615   -16.4   68,974   69,064   -0.1
Total Truck 6,262   3,375   85.5   50,903   29,397   73.2
                       
NISSAN & INFINITI                      
  Dec   Dec   Monthly   CYTD   CYTD   CYTD
  2012   2011   % chg   2012   2011   % chg
                       
TOTAL VEHICLE 99,290   100,927   -1.6   1,141,656   1,042,534   9.5
Total Car 58,113   62,180   -6.5   713,349   680,144   4.9
Total Truck 41,177   38,747   6.3   428,307   362,390   18.2
Selling days 26   27       307   307    
* All numbers include Hawaii                      

 

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.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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 European Car of the Year award.

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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Nissan North America
Tel # 615-725-5828
www.nissannews.com

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