Nissan North America, Inc. posted a 19.4% increase in November U.S. sales with a record-breaking 85,182 units compared to 71,366 units the previous year. Nissan Division sales set a new November record, raising 21.5% for the month to 76,754 units. Meanwhile, sales of Infiniti vehicles rose by 3% from the previous year, to 8,428 units. Meanwhile, Nissan vehicles recorded November sales with 76,754 units, an increase of 21.5% over the 63,184 units sold in November 2010.
The demand has been high for the all-new 2012 Versa Sedan, which set a mind-boggling record for November with 9,291 deliveries, a 38.2% over the prior year.
Another November record was also achieved with the Rogue crossover that also established a November record with sales of 10,845 units signifying a 27.2% increase over last year.
The Nissan Altima keeps its place among the most popular passenger cars in the industry, with 20,613 units marking a 12.2% climb over the prior year -- a new November record.
Gains were also reported in Nissan’s range of trucks, SUVs and crossovers last November. This was led by the Frontier pickup (up 37.8%) and Pathfinder (up 26.3%). In November, 672 units of the electric Nissan Leaf were sold. It had delivered 8,738 units since its U.S. debut in December 2010.
It may have a small size, but the Nissan Versa Sedan is big where it matters. The new car makes use of smart technologies and class-leading efficiency. It has a suggested retail price of $10,990 and up, and it does not cost much to own one. It also has a revolutionary dual injector system as well as incomparable CVT design. Fuel efficiency is rated at 33 miles for every gallon. It boasts a sophisticated design with top-notch interior.
There are several ways that the new Versa Sedan will pave the way for compact sedans but the best way to sum it all up is that it is accessible innovation.
Nissan North America, Inc. vice president and general manager for Nissan Division Al Castignetti says that compact cars are commanding attention now because of the rising prices of fuel and environmental considerations. But buyers are frustrated with what’s already available in the market, which is filled with cars that do not stand out in every aspect.
Castignetti explains that the new Versa Sedan leads compact cars into a new direction as it proves that you do not have to trade style for a cheaper price tag, or sacrifice interior space just to have a reduced footprint, and lastly you no longer have to choose between drivability and fuel efficiency.
Compact, yet big
Entry-level cars work hard as customers use them for their daily commutes, and even during weekends. And this is why Nissan designers came up with a practical car that is also refined and comfortable.
Plus the new Versa Sedan was also fitted with connectivity and entertainment features including satellite radio, USB interface, Bluetooth, and a navigation system that makes use of a touch-screen monitor.