Nissan Hits Record June US Sales, Surpasses Japanese Peers image

Nissan’s US sales in June increased 12.9% to a new record for the month, surpassing its Japanese peers.

Thanks to increased demand for Nissan’s highest-volume models, the automaker’s sales in the US increased 12,9% in June to 92,237 units, accounting for the company’s best June US sales ever. Nissan Division’s sales were up 16.1% to 95,010 units and Infiniti sales jumped to 9,114 units.

Sales of the Pathfinder SUV increased 208.9% to 8,360 units, the best June for the model, and 203.2% during the first half of the year. The Nissan Leaf sold 2,235 units in June, up 315.9%, and 9,839 units during the first six months of the year, already surpassing sales for the entire 2012. Last month was a record June for the Nissan Altima too, which sold 26,904 units, up 23.3%, while the Rogue sold 15,518 units, an increase of 41.1%.

Last month the automaker also started deliveries for the all-new 2014 Versa Not, the hatchback version of the best-selling subcompact vehicle in the industry.

“The redesign of our core products such as Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra is continuing to drive sales. With the introduction of the all-new Versa Note, the fourth of five all-new core models for Nissan, we expect to continue maintain leadership in the increasingly competitive subcompact market,” said Fred Diaz, Nissan’s divisional vice president, Sales and Marketing.