Nissan Announces Record US Sales in December

Nissan North America reported record December US sales today, as well as separate figures for the Nissan Division and for Infiniti luxury vehicles. The all-electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF also saw its market debut in December.

The carmaker managed to sell a total of 93,730 automobiles during the last month of 2010, 27.7 percent more than it did in the same period of 2009 when only 73,404 units were shifted. Nissan Division sales for the month were up 26.3 percent, marking a new December best. Among the biggest performers were the Nissan Rogue and Versa, which set new records in December. Rogue sales numbered 10,363 vehicles, up 58.2 percent from a year ago, while the Versa sold almost 50 percent better than last year. Altima deliveries totaled 23,016, a 23.5 percent increase over December 2009.

“We finished the year strong, thanks to high demand for bread-and-butter models like Altima, Versa, Sentra and Rogue. We’re continuing Nissan’s growth, with double-digit gains in 2010 for the majority of our lineup, which is only strengthened by the addition of great new vehicles like Nissan LEAF and Juke,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan division.

A total of 12,502 Infinitis were sold in America during December, up 37.3 percent from the 9,108 units sold in the same month a year earlier. The fresh Infiniti M Line finished the year with deliveries up 115.5 percent over December 2009. The Infiniti G Sedan Line also did well, showing an increase of 58 percent in sales, thanks in part to initial sales of the new G25 sports sedan.

“Infiniti had another great sales month, with consumers continuing to respond to Inspired Performance, led by the Infiniti M Line, G Line and QX. We’re proud to have used this strong lineup of vehicles to grow Infiniti sales back over annual 100,000 units,” said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit.
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