Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported January 2010 sales of 62,572 units versus 53,884 units a year earlier, an increase of 16.1%, compared with January 2009. Nissan Division sales rose 19.4% for the month, while sales of Infiniti vehicles were off -5.7% compared to the year before.
The Japanese company did not break out its retail versus fleet sales results.
Sales of the Nissan Versa rose 18.2% last month compared with a year before, to 5,914 units, setting a record for January. Other Nissan vehicles recording double-digit sales percentage increases in January compared with a year ago included Armada, up 98%,, Maxima, +52%, Sentra , +41%, Altima,+32% and Frontier, +22 %.
However, Infiniti sales for January 2010 totaled 6,711 units (-5.7%) from the 7,115 units sold in the same month a year earlier. Particularly hard hit were Infiniti truck sales, off -15%. (more…)