Nissan’s premium division is on a strong upward sales trend, reporting its best ever numbers for March and first quarter as well.
Infiniti achieved an all-time high record by selling more than 24, 900 vehicles globally in March, an increase of 22 percent over the same period a year back, marking also the 19th consecutive month with global year-on-year growth. The brand ended the first quarter with its best ever result in the brand’s history, with more than 57,200 units delivered, which surpasses the January-March timeframe of 2015 by 9 percent. In Western Europe, Infiniti sold more than 3,900 vehicles during the month of March, up 232 percent, while year-to-date figures show more than 6,000 models, an increase of 192 percent year over year.
Infiniti is also on a 27 consecutive months strike of growth, with more than 3,800 units sold last month, an increase of 14 percent from March 2015 and with around 9,600 vehicles from the beginning of the year. In the Americas (US, Canada, Mexico, and Latin America), the automaker delivered around 15,100 vehicles in March, an increase of 10 percent, the best one for the region. The strong March almost completely offset a slight year-over-year drop in the first two months due to weather impact and model year change over, Infiniti said in a statement. However, the first quarter was slightly below 2015 levels, with a 2 decrease.
“I am very encouraged by the record sales results in March and the excellent performance in the first quarter of the year,” said Roland Krueger, President of Infiniti. “We are confident that we can continue and even accelerate this momentum as we will be launching an array of new vehicles such as the QX30 and the Q60 throughout the year.”