On January 3, Nissan Motor Corporation announced its U.S. sales results for 2017. Total sales were a record 1,593,464 units, up 1.9% from the previous year.
Of this total, Nissan brand vehicles comprised 1,440,049 units, a 1% rise year on year and a record-high.
Sales of Nissan brand passenger cars were led by the Altima (the new Teana, in Japan), despite its continued decline to 254,996 units, a 17% drop year on year. Meanwhile, the Sentra continued to rise, improving 1.7% yoy to 218,451 units. The Versa reached 106,772 units, a 19.2% decline from a year ago. With the release of a new model in the summer of 2015, the Maxima continued its growth, rising 7.9% yoy to 67,627 units.
Leading the light truck series, which includes SUVs, pickup trucks and minivans, with a record 403,465 units was the Rogue compact SUV (the X-Trail, in Japan) as it climbed 22.3% yoy and became the top-selling Nissan brand vehicle for the second year in a row. The Titan full-size pickup soared 141.9% to 52,924 units, due to the success of its new model. Meanwhile, the Murano fell 11.8% to 76,732 units.
Sales of Nissan’s passenger cars were 731,687 units, down 9.8% yoy, while those of light trucks including SUVs were a record 861,777 units, up 14.4% yoy.
Written by: Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by: Masayuki Shikata)