Nissan’s November Sales in China Down, Record Sales in Other Markets image

Nissan’s sales in China dropped 29.8% in November to 79,500 units.

Although the automaker’s sales dropped 29.8% last month it is still an improvement from the 41% fall from October. It seems that the territorial dispute between China and Japan continue to dramatically affect the automaker’s sales in the country. From January to November Nissan sold 1.09 units in China, down 3.3%.

Except for the Chinese market, Nissan had its best November sales month ever with 84,300 vehicles, up 9.8%, compared with 76,754 units sold in November 2011. Nissan North America reported sales up 12.9% last month to 96,197 units, compared with 85,182 units sold in November 2011.

“Nissan’s significant portfolio refresh of five new models in 15 months is showing results with the new Pathfinder driving sales of the model up nearly 250 percent,” said Al Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division.

The automaker sold 11,897 Infiniti vehicles, up 41.2%, 8,097 Pathfinder SUVs, up 249.5%, 1,539 all-electric Leaf vehicles, up 129%, 12,662 Rogue crossovers, up 16.8% and 20,305 Altima vehicles, up 14.8%. When it comes to Infiniti models, the Infiniti QX sold 2,121 units, up 46.7%, the all-new Infiniti JX 7 passenger luxury crossover sold 2,529 units and the Infiniti G Line sold 4,838 vehicles, up 7.3%.