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Nissan North America Announces October Sales

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported October U.S. sales of 79,685 units versus 82,346 units a year earlier, down 3.2 percent.  Nissan Division sales decreased 6.0 percent for the month at 70,928 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 27.6 percent over the prior year, to 8,757 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted sales of 70,928 units, down 6.0 percent from last October's 75,484 units.
  • Sales of the all-new, 2013 Altima increased 12.8 percent to 24,623 units. The all-new Altima debuted this summer. Calendar year-to-date Altima sales now stand up 16.3 percent year-over year.
  • The Nissan LEAF all-electric vehicle recorded strong sales of 1,579 units in October, up 86 percent from the prior year.
  • Sales of the Pathfinder SUV rose 46.9 percent over the prior year, with sales of 3,043 units. The next-generation Pathfinder will debut later this month.

"Unfortunately, October ended on a down note with Hurricane Sandy causing major disruption throughout the Northeast, which is our strongest performing region with more than 225 area dealers. To lend a helping hand to those affected, Nissan is offering both employee discounts and employee financing to eligible residents in FEMA disaster areas," said Al Castignetti, vice president, Nissan Division. More information on the program is available at www.insidenissan.com.

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti today reported sales of 8,757 units for October, an increase of 27.6 percent from 6,862 units a year earlier.
  • With 1,467 deliveries, the Infiniti QX was up 17.9 percent, making it the best October in history for the full-size luxury SUV.
  • The Infiniti FX line, now available with a new 325-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 engine, was up 18.5 percent to 783 units.
  • Infiniti's all-new JX 7-passenger luxury crossover continued its successful launch with 2,084 units sold.
  • The 2013 Infiniti M line, supported by newly available all-wheel drive sport packages for both the M37 and M56 models, had sales of 738, up 11.1 percent in October.
  • Overall, with its luxury crossovers and SUVs showing sales increases of 93 percent in October, Infiniti was up 27.6 percent in October, its sixth straight month of double-digit sales increases.

Infiniti also announced today it will offer employee pricing and special financing with deferred payments to people in the designated FEMA disaster area who lost vehicles to Hurricane Sandy. "We hope Infiniti's special pricing and financing programs help people affected by this devastating storm to resume their normal lives," said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Americas.

NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. October had 26 selling days both in 2012 and 2011.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

NISSAN DIVISION

























Oct.



Oct.



Monthly



CYTD



CYTD



CYTD



2012



2011



% chg



2012



2011



% chg

Nissan Division Total

70,928



75,484



-6.0



850,816



777,382



9.4

Versa

8,311



8,889



-6.5



93,883



80,500



16.6

Sentra

5,624



8,384



-32.9



91,464



98,410



-7.1

Cube

475



198



139.9



6,287



13,850



-54.6

Altima

24,623



21,838



12.8



258,663



222,392



16.3

Maxima

4,361



4,190



4.1



50,482



48,783



3.5

LEAF

1,579



849



86.0



6,791



8,048



-15.6

Juke

2,520



2,885



-12.7



30,616



30,344



0.9

370Z

383



442



-13.3



6,482



6,523



-0.6

GT-R

86



101



-14.9



1,054



1,203



-12.4

Total Car

47,962



47,776



0.4



545,722



510,053



7.0

Frontier

3,051



4,305



-29.1



47,865



41,750



14.6

Titan

1,582



2,114



-25.2



17,988



17,462



3.0

Xterra

1,000



1,523



-34.3



14,500



14,608



-0.7

Pathfinder

3,043



2,072



46.9



26,585



20,955



26.9

Armada

971



1,478



-34.3



14,121



14,595



-3.2

Rogue

8,436



10,034



-15.9



118,199



101,412



16.6

Murano

3,225



4,600



-29.9



42,547



43,278



-1.7

Quest

888



641



38.5



15,402



9,293



65.7

NV

770



941



-18.2



7,887



3,976



98.4

Total Truck

22,966



27,708



-17.1



305,094



267,329



14.1

North American produced

53,336



55,734



-4.3



623,438



563,431



10.7

Car

42,919



43,301



-0.9



494,492



450,085



9.9

Truck

10,417



12,433



-16.2



128,946



113,346



13.8

Import

17,592



19,750



-10.9



227,378



213,951



6.3

Car

5,043



4,475



12.7



51,230



59,968



-14.6

Truck

12,549



15,275



-17.8



176,148



153,983



14.4

INFINITI DIVISION

























Oct.



Oct.



Monthly



CYTD



CYTD



CYTD



2012



2011



% chg



2012



2011



% chg

Infiniti Division Total

8,757



6,862



27.6



95,353



79,043



20.6

G Sedan

2,720



2,986



-8.9



38,486



34,737



10.8

G Coupe

718



838



-14.3



11,004



12,470



-11.8

M

738



664



11.1



7,497



8,813



-14.9

QX

1,467



1,244



17.9



10,957



10,247



6.9

JX

2,084



n/a



n/a



16,437



n/a



n/a

EX

247



469



-47.3



2,727



5,058



-46.1

FX

783



661



18.5



8,245



7,718



6.8

Total Car

4,176



4,488



-7.0



56,987



56,020



1.7

Total Truck

4,581



2,374



93.0



38,366



23,023



66.6

NISSAN & INFINITI

























Oct.



Oct.



Monthly



CYTD



CYTD



CYTD



2012



2011



% chg



2012



2011



% chg

























TOTAL VEHICLE

79,685



82,346



-3.2



946,169



856,425



10.5

Total Car

52,138



52,264



-0.2



602,709



566,073



6.5

Total Truck

27,547



30,082



-8.4



343,460



290,352



18.3

Selling days

26



26







256



255





* All numbers include Hawaii























 

SOURCE Nissan North America

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