In the start of February, Nissan North America announced their auto sales results for January. The overall number of sales is 105,734 units, which is a new record in January. It increased 1.6% in comparison to last year and grew continuously for 5 months.
Nissan has set a new record of 97,220 units in January. It increased 2.9% year-on-year and has been growing for 5 consecutive months. In terms of passenger vehicles, the Altima (Japanese name: Teana), which is the flagship model, has 22,156 units. It decreased for the fourth consecutive month, down 16.1% year-on-year. The sales of Sentra amounted to 16,144 units. It increased 12.2% in comparison to last year and has been growing for 5 consecutive months. The sales of Versa decreased 24.1% to 8,006 units year-on-year, a decline for the first time in 6 months. The new Maxima which was released in June 2015 sold approximately twice more than last year with 4,415 units, enjoying continuous growth for 4 consecutive months.
For light trucks (SUV, pickup trucks, and minivans), the Rouge compact SUV (a sibling to the all-new X-Trail) sold a new record of 19,762 units in January. It increased 26.3% year-on-year and has been growing for 18 consecutive months. The small-sized pickup truck Frontier recovered and increased 8.4% to 6,363 units. The sales for the newly released Murano increased 46.2% to 5,516 units showing continuous excellent sales performance.
The Infiniti brand decreased 11.8% year-on-year to 8,514 units, a decline for the first time in 12 months. The flagship model Q50 (Japanese name: New Nissan Skyline) sold 2,914 units. It decreased 1.8% year-on-year, a decline for the first time in two months. The SUV QX60 also decreased 8% to 2,372 units in comparison to last year, a decline for the first time in 10 years.
Nissan Motor’s US auto sales in 2015 increased 7.1% to 1,484,918 units year-on-year, thereby setting a new record.
(Translated by Aileen Bolo)