In early September, Infiniti announced its global sales results for August 2016. According to these results, overall unit sales grew 2% from the previous year, to a record high of around 17,150 units.
The largest market was the US (North and South America) with approximately 11,700 units. As itâ€™s the period for changes to model years, these results turned negative, falling slightly below those of a year ago.
The Chinese market grew for the second straight month, rising 12% yoy to around 3,400 units, a new record for the month of August. Asia (South Korea and Taiwan) and Oceania (Australia, etc.) climbed 26% yoy to around 550 units, as they continued to grow in double digits.
In Western Europe, Infinitiâ€™s results for the first eight months (January to August) in 2016 totaled to around 11,400 units in sales, up significantly by 169% from the previous year. This is the result of its release of the all-new Q30 in January.
In 2015, Infiniti achieved 215,250 units in global sales, up 16% year on year. This surpassed its annual figures from 2014, resulting in a new sales record. So far in 2016 (January to August), sales have grown 6% yoy to approximately 145,000 units, also a record high.
Infinitiâ€™s President Roland Krueger said, â€œInfiniti continues to advance along its growth path with significant progress for the Q30 and QX30 in Western Europe.â€
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)