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


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Nissan Pathfinder 2013

-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, TN--Feb. 1, 2013:  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












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