On March 1, Nissan North America announced its US sales results for February 2016. Total sales increased from the previous year by 10.5% to 130,911 units, resulting in a surplus for the sixth consecutive month and a sales record for the month of February.
Sales of the Nissan brand grew 12.9% yoy to 120,540 units as it set a new record for February and exceeded its results from the previous year for the sixth month in a row. Amongst passenger cars, Nissanâ€™s top-selling Altima (the new Teana, in Japan) sold 28,320 units as sales fell 0.5% toward a fifth straight deficit. Sales of the Sentra rose 34.2% to 20,599 units for its sixth consecutive surplus. The Versa grew slightly by 2.9% to 12,249 units, resulting in its first surplus in a couple of months. The Maxima, which introduced a new model last June, surged 128% to 5,222 units as it recorded its fifth surplus in a row.
For the light truck series (SUVs, pickup trucks, minivans), the Rogue compact SUV, which was remodeled in December 2013, increased slightly by 0.7% to 21,561 units, achieving a surplus for the 19th consecutive month. The Frontier grew for the second straight month with an increase of 11.9% to 6,834 units. The Murano, which released a new model, continued its success with an 85.9% rise to 7,445 units.
Sales of the Infiniti brand dropped for the second month in a row, this time by 11% to 10,371 units. The best-selling Q50 (the Nissan Skyline, in Japan) dropped 7.8% to 3,364 units as sales declined for the second straight month. The QX60 also fell in back-to-back months by falling 8.5% to 2,730 units. Due to the debut of its new model, the QX50 (the Skyline Crossover, in Japan) grew significantly by 688.7% to 1,396 units.
Nissanâ€™s US sales for 2015 set a new record as it increased 7.1% from the year before to 1,484,918 units.