Nissan Reports U.S. Sales Up 2 Percent in January

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-Nissan division led by strong gains by Pathfinder and Sentra records division's best January ever -
- Infiniti up on heavy demand for JX, QX -

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported January U.S. sales of 80,919 units versus 79,313 units a year earlier, up 2 percent. Nissan Division sales in January totaled 73,793, up 1.8 percent over the prior year making it the division's best January ever. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were 7,126, an increase of 4.9 percent over last January.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pathfinder SUV sales rose 202 percent to 6,281 units, led by the all-new 2013 Pathfinder that went on sale in November.
  • Sales of the Sentra, led by the all-new 2013 model, totaled 8,979 units, marking an increase of 27 percent year-over-year.
  • Versa, the industry's leading subcompact, delivered 10,270 sales, up 9 percent versus last year making for its best January ever.
  • Based on a shortage of inventory during the transition to U.S. assembly of the all-electric 2012 model year Nissan LEAF, the vehicle recorded sales of 650 units in January, down 3.8 percent from the prior year. The 2012 LEAFs are now almost completely sold out, and the upgraded 2013 LEAF will go on sale later this month.

"Nissan's core products that have been refreshed as part of our sweep of five new models in 15 months continue to deliver solid performance," said Al Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • With a 70.1 percent gain for the month, sales of Infiniti luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles remained strong.
  • Infiniti QX sales of 1,168 equaled an increase of 14.5 percent in January.
  • The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover remains a popular new entry, with sales of 1,970 units in January.

"After a strong close in December, we began our sponsorship of NCAA® Men's Basketball in mid-January, which will continue to help drive traffic to our showrooms through the spring," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Americas. "Sales of Infiniti QX luxury SUV and the Infiniti JX crossover continue to bring new shoppers into our showrooms."

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. January had 25 selling days in 2013 and 24 selling days in 2012.

NISSAN DIVISION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan

 

Jan

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nissan Division Total

73,793

 

72,517

 

1.8

 

73,793

 

72,517

 

1.8

Versa

10,270

 

9,418

 

9.0

 

10,270

 

9,418

 

9.0

Sentra

8,979

 

7,066

 

27.1

 

8,979

 

7,066

 

27.1

Cube

536

 

461

 

16.3

 

536

 

461

 

16.3

Altima

21,464

 

22,357

 

-4.0

 

21,464

 

22,357

 

-4.0

Maxima

2,992

 

4,001

 

-25.2

 

2,992

 

4,001

 

-25.2

LEAF

650

 

676

 

-3.8

 

650

 

676

 

-3.8

Juke

2,361

 

2,330

 

1.3

 

2,361

 

2,330

 

1.3

370Z

331

 

417

 

-20.6

 

331

 

417

 

-20.6

GT-R

48

 

20

 

140.0

 

48

 

20

 

140.0

Total Car

47,631

 

46,746

 

1.9

 

47,631

 

46,746

 

1.9

Frontier

2,624

 

3,782

 

-30.6

 

2,624

 

3,782

 

-30.6

Titan

1,394

 

1,306

 

6.7

 

1,394

 

1,306

 

6.7

Xterra

997

 

1,461

 

-31.8

 

997

 

1,461

 

-31.8

Pathfinder

6,281

 

2,081

 

201.8

 

6,281

 

2,081

 

201.8

Armada

1,198

 

1,402

 

-14.6

 

1,198

 

1,402

 

-14.6

Rogue

8,951

 

9,904

 

-9.6

 

8,951

 

9,904

 

-9.6

Murano

2,996

 

3,895

 

-23.1

 

2,996

 

3,895

 

-23.1

Quest

978

 

1,184

 

-17.4

 

978

 

1,184

 

-17.4

NV

743

 

756

 

-1.7

 

743

 

756

 

-1.7

Total Truck

26,162

 

25,771

 

1.5

 

26,162

 

25,771

 

1.5

North American produced

56,942

 

53,630

 

6.2

 

56,942

 

53,630

 

6.2

Car

43,705

 

42,842

 

2.0

 

43,705

 

42,842

 

2.0

Truck

13,237

 

10,788

 

22.7

 

13,237

 

10,788

 

22.7

Import

16,851

 

18,887

 

-10.8

 

16,851

 

18,887

 

-10.8

Car

3,926

 

3,904

 

0.6

 

3,926

 

3,904

 

0.6

Truck

12,925

 

14,983

 

-13.7

 

12,925

 

14,983

 

-13.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFINITI DIVISION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan

 

Jan

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infiniti Division Total

7,126

 

6,796

 

4.9

 

7,126

 

6,796

 

4.9

G Sedan

2,184

 

2,957

 

-26.1

 

2,184

 

2,957

 

-26.1

G Coupe

631

 

859

 

-26.5

 

631

 

859

 

-26.5

M

413

 

700

 

-41.0

 

413

 

700

 

-41.0

QX56

1,168

 

1,020

 

14.5

 

1,168

 

1,020

 

14.5

JX

1,970

 

0

 

n/a

 

1,970

 

0

 

n/a

EX

168

 

318

 

-47.2

 

168

 

318

 

-47.2

FX

592

 

942

 

-37.2

 

592

 

942

 

-37.2

Total Car

3,228

 

4,516

 

-28.5

 

3,228

 

4,516

 

-28.5

Total Truck

3,898

 

2,280

 

71.0

 

3,898

 

2,280

 

71.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NISSAN & INFINITI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan

 

Jan

 

Monthly

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

CYTD

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

2013

 

2012

 

% chg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL VEHICLE

80,919

 

79,313

 

2.0

 

80,919

 

79,313

 

2.0

Total Car

50,859

 

51,262

 

-0.8

 

50,859

 

51,262

 

-0.8

Total Truck

30,060

 

28,051

 

7.2

 

30,060

 

28,051

 

7.2

Selling days

25

 

24

 

 

 

25

 

24

 

 

* 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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Contact Information:

Travis Parman
Nissan North America
Tel # 615-725-5828

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