U.S. Auto Sales: Nissan sales up 19.4 percent in November image

Nissan Motor Co., on Thursday said its U.S. sales increased 19 percent to 85,182 in November, while sales for the first 11 months of the year were up 16 percent at 814,840.

Nissan deliveries exceeded five analysts’ average estimate for a 12 percent rise.

The Japanese automaker said the Versa Sedan set a new November record with 9,291 deliveries, an increase of 38.2 percent over the prior year. In addition, the Rogue crossover also delivered a November record with sales of 10,845 units marking a 27.2 percent increase over last year.

In addition, Nissan’s Commercial Vehicles continues to build awareness for the 2012 Nissan NV commercial van, resulting in 1,238 deliveries, its best month since its Spring 2011 launch.

Infiniti, Nissan’s premium brand sales totaled 8,428 units for November, an increase of 3 percent versus 8,182 a year earlier. The QX reported sales of 1,446, an increase of 9.0 percent for the month, the best November in the full-size luxury SUV’s history.

With sales of 3,623, the Infiniti G Sedan had an increase of 26.9 percent for the month, its best November since 2007.

NISSAN DIVISION

Nov

Nov

Monthly

CYTD

CYTD

CYTD

2011

2010

% chg

2011

2010

% chg

Nissan Division Total

76,754

63,184

21.5

854,136

723,931

18.0

Versa

9,291

6,724

38.2

89,791

89,504

0.3

Sentra

7,871

5,817

35.3

106,281

83,285

27.6

Cube

203

1,003

-79.8

14,053

21,883

-35.8

Altima

20,613

18,372

12.2

243,005

206,247

17.8

Maxima

4,886

4,318

13.2

53,669

56,107

-4.3

LEAF

672

0

n/a

8,720

0

n/a

Juke

2,514

3,373

-25.5

32,858

5,476

500.0

370Z

356

630

-43.5

6,879

9,489

-27.5

GT-R

56

50

12.0

1,259

839

50.1

Total Car

46,462

40,287

15.3

556,515

472,830

17.7

Frontier

4,324

3,137

37.8

46,074

36,644

25.7

Titan

2,146

1,796

19.5

19,608

21,223

-7.6

Xterra

1,636

1,465

11.7

16,244

18,672

-13.0

Pathfinder

2,317

1,835

26.3

23,272

18,976

22.6

Armada

1,779

1,740

2.2

16,374

17,087

-4.2

Rogue

10,845

8,525

27.2

112,257

89,152

25.9

Murano

4,875

4,399

10.8

48,153

49,170

-2.1

Quest

1,132

0

n/a

10,425

177

5789.8

NV

1,238

0

n/a

5,214

0

n/a

Total Truck

30,292

22,897

32.3

297,621

251,101

18.5

North American produced

56,101

45,204

24.1

619,532

547,922

13.1

Car

42,661

35,231

21.1

492,746

435,143

13.2

Truck

13,440

9,973

34.8

126,786

112,779

12.4

Import

20,653

17,980

14.9

234,604

176,009

33.3

Car

3,801

5,056

-24.8

63,769

37,687

69.2

Truck

16,852

12,924

30.4

170,835

138,322

23.5

INFINITI DIVISION

Nov

Nov

Monthly

CYTD

CYTD

CYTD

2011

2010

% chg

2011

2010

% chg

Infiniti Division Total

8,428

8,182

3.0

87,471

90,909

-3.8

G Sedan

3,623

2,856

26.9

38,360

36,057

6.4

G Coupe

885

1,182

-25.1

13,355

15,013

-11.0

M

921

1,112

-17.2

9,734

12,877

-24.4

QX56

1,446

1,326

9.0

11,693

10,308

13.4

EX

428

805

-46.8

5,486

7,409

-26.0

FX

1,125

901

24.9

8,843

9,245

-4.3

Total Car

5,429

5,150

5.4

61,449

63,947

-3.9

Total Truck

2,999

3,032

-1.1

26,022

26,962

-3.5

NISSAN & INFINITI

Nov

Nov

Monthly

CYTD

CYTD

CYTD

2011

2010

% chg

2011

2010

% chg

TOTAL VEHICLE

85,182

71,366

19.4

941,607

814,840

15.6

Total Car

51,891

45,437

14.2

617,964

536,777

15.1

Total Truck

33,291

25,929

28.4

323,643

278,063

16.4

Selling days

25

24

280

279

* All numbers include Hawaii