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Automakers Enjoy Strong February Sales Despite Cold Weather

Truck, SUVs continue to report strong results.

by on Mar.03, 2015

Nissan's Sentra saw sales increase 24% in February. Most early reporting automakers saw sales increases in last month.

Good news for automakers in February: U.S. consumers still wanted to buy new cars, trucks and sport-utility vehicles despite the frigid weather conditions that prevailed across much of the country. Most automakers reporting sales early today managed to post modest sales increases for the month of February.

General Motors, FCA US, Toyota, Nissan and Infiniti all reported sales increases while Ford announced modest 2% drop in sales and the Volkswagen brand saw its sales drop by 5%

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Reid Bigland, head of U.S. Sales for FCA, said Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in February as FCA sales increased 6% compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 21% increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month and its best February sales ever. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 59 consecutive months. (more…)

Nissan and Infiniti December 2009 Sales Up 18%

Overall, sales decline 19% for the year at the Japanese maker.

by on Jan.05, 2010

Gladly leaving 2009 behind for a better 2010.

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) said today that December 2009 sales totaled 73,404 units versus 62,101 units a year earlier, an increase of 18%.

Nissan Division sales rose 19% for the month, while sales of Infiniti vehicles were 10% higher than a year before.

For calendar year 2009, combined Nissan and Infiniti sales totaled 770,103 vehicles, compared with 951,350 vehicles sold in 2008, a 19% decline.

This means that Nissan experienced roughly the same overall decline in 2009  as Toyota and Honda.

“The industry is coming out of a very tough year; it’s good to see 2009 behind us,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, NNA.

“Despite the huge challenges and uncertainties of last year, combined Nissan and Infiniti market share set a record in 2009. And looking ahead, we’re encouraged by some signs of economic improvement. Showroom traffic is building and consumer confidence is rising.”


Nissan is launching eight new vehicles in the U.S. market, including the Nissan LEAF battery-electric car during the next year.