U.S.: Nissan’s sales in July jump 12% image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan’s sales in July over-seas have increased by 12 percent thanks to the new redesigned 2013 Altima model.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Nissan Altima has played an important role in “writing” the company’s sales reports for July 2012, which saw a 12 percent increase compared to the same period of 2011. Nissan says that the Altima, Versa and Sentra have helped boost the automaker’s sales to 86,722 units in July 2012, compared to “just” 77,191 units in July 2011. Infiniti has also jumped 57 percent from 7,410 units sold in July 2011 to 11,619 units.

Nissan’s Division general manager, Al Castignetti, said that the 2013 Altima model has accounted for about 35 percent of the model’s sales for last month and a shakeup in the sales of the Frontier, Rogue and Titan has been seen by dealerships. As a quick reminder, the 2013 Nissan Altima is coming with a 2.5 liter QR25 four-cylinder engine, which is producing 182 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque, but customers can also choose the 3.5 liter V6 VQ35DE, developing a total output of 270 horsepower and a peak torque of 258 lb-ft. Prices for the 2013 Nissan Altima start at 21,500 USD.