Nissan North America posted its total February U.S. sales on March 3. In comparison to last year, sales increased by 2.7% to 118,436 units, making this the third consecutive month of year-on-year growth.
Nissan Division set a new February record, up 1.1% year-on-year to 106,777 units, making this the third consecutive month of sales growth. For passenger cars, the sales for the flagship Altima (Teana in Japan) decreased for the first time in three months, down 7.7% to 28,474 units. The sales for Sentra significantly increased by 24.4% to 15,354 units. The sales for Versa remained strong, up 15.8% to 11,909 units.
For light trucks (SUVs/pickup trucks/ minivans), the Rogue set a new monthly sales record, up 24.6% to 21,419 units, making this the seventh consecutive month of year-on-year growth. The Rogue, a sibling of the X-Trail, is a compact SUV that has been fully remodeled in December 2013. The sales for the mid-size pickup truck Frontier also remained strong, up 5.4% to 6,106 units. The sales for the new Murano increased 3% to 4,005 units.
The sales of Infiniti Division increased for the first time in six months, up 19.8% year-on-year to 11,659 units. The February sales for the flagship Q50 (new Nissan Skyline in Japan) enjoyed two consecutive months of year-on-year growth, up 11.4% to 3,649 units. The QX60 SUV also enjoyed two consecutive months of year-on-year growth, up 10.4% to 2,985 units.
Nissan Motor Corporation reported a double-digit growth in the USA for 2014, up 11.1% to 1,386,895 units. Nissan has sold 222,543 units in January and February 2015, up 8.1% year-on-year.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)