Nissan posts a 14.8% increase in U.S. sales in January

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 2, 2011

U.S. sales of Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) in January 2011 totaled to 71,847 units, representing a 14.8% increase compared to 62,572 units sold in January 2010. Nissan Division sales grew by 15.4% for January. Meanwhile, Infiniti sales increased by 10.3% over the previous year.

A total of 64,442 Nissan vehicles were sold in January, a 15.4% increase over the 55,861 units sold in January the previous year. Monthly results were boosted by sales of Nissan crossovers, with sales of the Rogue marking a best-ever January, a 71.9% increase from the prior year at 9,423 units.

The Juke sold persistently well ever since it was launched, with sales of 3,095 units. It was a record month for Versa subcompact sales with 8,682 units, a 46.8% climb. Meanwhile, Sentra sales increased by 26.9% to 9,538 units. On the second month that the Nissan Leaf has been available, it sold 87 units.

Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan division, said that the increase in Nissan sales is partly attributed to the success of its crossovers like the Rogue, which marked five straight months of year-over-year monthly records, with sales of 9,423 units.

He also gave credit to the Juke, which surpassed expectations with sales topping 3,000 units for the third straight month.

Infiniti posted a 10.3 percent jump in January to 7,405 units in the US, compared to just 6,711 units sold in the same period a year ago. Leading the charge for Infiniti is the Infiniti QX56 luxury SUV, which saw its sales in the months surge by 17.8 percent to 782 units, allowing it to record seven straight months of sales increases since it was launched.

Meanwhile, Infiniti sold 21.2-percent more of its G Sedan Line percent to 3,248 units, thanks to the sales feat of the new G25 sports sedan. Nissan North America computes the monthly difference on a straight-percentage basis -- unadjusted for the number of selling days -- to ensure consistent global sales reporting.

It should be noted that both January 2011 and January 2010 had 24 selling days. Nissan's operations in North America include not only automotive styling, engineering and manufacturing, but also consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing and distribution.

Nissan has committed itself to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010. The US Environmental Protection Agency has also recognized Nissan as a 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.

Press Release

Nissan North America Sales Rise 14.8% in January

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported January U.S. sales of 71,847 units versus 62,572 units a year earlier, an increase of 14.8 percent. Nissan Division sales were up 15.4 percent for the month. Sales of Infiniti vehicles rose 10.3 percent over the prior year.

NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

Nissan vehicles posted sales of 64,442 units in January compared with 55,861 units sold in January the previous year, an increase of 15.4 percent.
Sales of Nissan crossovers boosted monthly results, with sales of the Rogue marking a best-ever January, up 71.9% from the prior year at 9,423 units. The Juke continued its strong launch, with sales of 3,095 units.

Versa subcompact sales totaled 8,682 units, an increase of 46.8 percent and a record January, while Sentra sales increased by 26.9 percent to 9,538 units.
In its second month of availability, Nissan delivered 87 units of the 100-percent electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF.

“Nissan sales continue to increase, thanks in part to the success of our crossovers like the Rogue,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan division. “The Rogue marked five consecutive months of year-over-year monthly records, with sales of 9,423 units. And the Juke is exceeding expectations with sales topping 3,000 units for the third consecutive month.”

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

Infiniti sales for January were 7,405 units, up 10.3 percent from the 6,711 units sold in the same month a year earlier.
Sales of the Infiniti QX56 luxury SUV rose 17.8 percent to 782 units, posting seven consecutive months of sales improvement since the new model arrived.
Sales of the Infiniti G Sedan Line rose 21.2 percent to 3,248 units, lifted by the sales success of the new G25 sports sedan.
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 2011 had 24 selling days, as did January 2010.

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 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

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