U.S. Sales for Nissan on Record Pace This Year


PR Newswire

Nis­san is hav­ing its best year on record in the United States, led by strong growth of core mod­els like the Altima, Sen­tra, Pathfinder, Versa and Rogue.

Find out more about what Nis­san divi­sional Vice Pres­i­dent Fred Diaz has to say.

With sales of more than 733,000 units through July, Nis­san is hav­ing its best year on record in the United States, led by strong growth of core mod­els like Altima, Sen­tra, Pathfinder, Versa and Rogue.

Fred Diaz, Nis­san divi­sional vice pres­i­dent, Sales and Mar­ket­ing and Ser­vice and Parts said: “2013 is a piv­otal year in Nissan’s U.S. growth strat­egy. With redesigned ver­sions of Altima, Sen­tra, Pathfinder, Versa Note and Rogue in our show­room by year-end, cus­tomers are respond­ing to the strongest lineup of vehi­cles we’ve ever offered with appeal­ing designs, fuel effi­ciency and fan­tas­tic value.”

2013 High­lights:

  • Nis­san has set monthly records for over­all U.S. sales in four of seven months in 2013, with sales up more than 8.5 per­cent over 2012’s record performance.
  • Nis­san Divi­sion has set monthly records in six of the seven months this year, dri­ving sales higher by more than 10 per­cent over a record 2012.
  • The rein­vented Pathfinder SUV has set six con­sec­u­tive monthly sales records, with year-to-date sales up more than 207 percent.
  • Altima sales are up more than 7 per­cent over the same period in 2012, which was a record year for the model.
  • Sen­tra sales have increased more than 18 per­cent, with addi­tional capac­ity now rolling off the line at Nissan’s assem­bly plant in Can­ton, Miss. to meet increased U.S. demand.
  • Versa con­tin­ues to lead the sub­com­pact seg­ment in 2013, with more than 21 per­cent seg­ment share. The sum­mer debut of the 2014 Versa Note is bring­ing class-leading fuel econ­omy and roomi­ness to the increas­ingly com­pet­i­tive sub­com­pact hatch­back market.
  • Nis­san Rogue has also seen record sales in four con­sec­u­tive months, with sales up more than 13 per­cent in prepa­ra­tion for launch of the 2014 Rogue, which will be built at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn. Assem­bly Plant.
  • Also lead­ing yearly gains is the all-electric Nis­san LEAF, with sales up more than 230 per­cent over the prior year. Since launch­ing the Smyrna-built, 2013 LEAF in March, deliv­er­ies have increased over 335 per­cent, with sales spread­ing to a new wave of U.S. markets.

“We’re on pace for a record August for Nis­san, and we’re con­fi­dent we will increase our share of the grow­ing mar­ket through 2013 and beyond,” Diaz said.