Nissan Division earned its 13th straight record sales month in October – 15 percent to 94,072 vehicles -- thanks to surging demand for the Sentra, Versa and Rogue. Nissan sold 56 percent more Sentra in the month to 13,129 units as well as 29 percent more Versa to 11,097 units. Nissan also sold 14 percent more Rogue to 14,685 units as well as 29 percent more Leaf to 2,589 units.
The Sentra, Rogue and the Leaf all posted record October sales. AFred Diaz, senior vice president for Nissan U.S. sales, marketing and operations, the strong results were thanks to higher consumer confidence partly boosted by falling gasoline prices.
“The market is hitting hard now,” Diaz remarked, noting that there has been a lot of pent-up demand needed to be catered to. He also noted while the market is delivering at the volume it is, carmakers still need to have the right products on hand when customers need it.
Diaz added that consumers arriving dealerships now have better household finances, which means they have an easier time getting financed. Infiniti posted a 1-percent drop in sales last month, despite seeing better figures for the Q50 sedan (+16 percent to 2,964) and QX60 crossover.
Combined, Nissan and Infiniti logged 13-percent more sales in October 2014 to 103,117 cars and trucks.
2016 Infiniti QX60 premium crossover boasts of a wide-ranging enhancement to its exterior design and driving dynamics as well as to its comfort, convenience and safety.
Overall, the tweaked appearance of the QX60 conveys the premium crossover’s dynamic elegance and superb craftsmanship. The latest iteration of the Infiniti QX60 continues to challenge conventions in the segment by delivering flexible and accessible seating for up to seven passengers. In addition, the new QX60 is designed to deliver superior standards of comfort and luxury.
Meanwhile, the 2016 QX60 is provided with new suspension components and settings to provide high levels of comfort and agility, as well as a revised steering system to generate greater degree of feedback. The QX60 is available with powerful yet efficient powertrains, such as a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine or Hybrid system. As standard, the new QX60 is a front-wheel drive unit, but it is also available with the optional Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.
Thanks to upgraded cabin sound insulation as well as modified engine mounts, the new 2016 QX60 boasts of lower levels of noise, vibration and harshness. Furthermore, the new QX60 employs uprated cabin materials as well as feature-rich audio and connectivity systems.