Nissan US Sales Up 24.7% in May

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Strong demand for models like the Altima sedan, the Pathfinder and Rogue SUVs helped Nissan secure a May sales record of 114,457 deliveries, an increase of 24.7 percent over May 2012.
Infiniti sales were actually down, but thankfully Nissan division saw a 31.2% increase. Sales of the Nissan Leaf EV finished May at 2,138 units, up 319.2 percent over last year and marking the second-best month ever for LEAF.

The new Pathfinder SUV registered 9,340 orders, almost four times as many as last year. For the year to date, deliveries of this model are up 202%

“We are in the midst of launching five all-new, top-selling Nissan models in 15 months, and the effort is paying off. Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra, the first three of these launches, are up a combined 64.6 percent in May, which shows that our new products are hitting the sweet spot of delivering the innovation, style and value that buyers want,” said Jose Munoz, senior vice president for Sales and Marketing, Nissan Americas.

As we've mentioned, Infiniti was down, 25.4% compared to May 2012. To blame for this is the imminent arrival of the new Q50, the replacement for the M, which is their biggest selling single model.
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