Nissan’s May Sales Up 17.8 Percent
Nissan was a big winner in May with total sales of 125,558 units, a 17.8 percent year-over-year increase and a best-ever result for the month.
With Nissan’s May sales success, the automaker has now set a monthly record in 14 of the last 15 months.
Among the models soaring in May was the LEAF, which enjoyed its best sales month ever with 3,117 units sold. The phenomenal results came in the same month wherein the 50,000th LEAF sold in the United States, solidifying the LEAF’s ascension to the throne of EV leader.
The Altima was the biggest volume seller for Nissan in May with 36,053 units sold, a 12.9 percent year-over-year jump. Year-to-date, Nissan has sold just over 150,000 Altimas in the United States, marking a 6.7 increase over sales from the first five months of 2013.
Also setting records for sales in May were the Nissan Sentra, Rogue, Versa, and JUKE. The Sentra jumped 75.4 percent year-over-year with 21,932 units sold during the month. The Rogue was up 8.0 percent with 18,722 units sold in May and stands to eclipse the 100,000 unit mark by the end of June. The Versa enjoyed a solid month with sales totaling 11,243 units, up 30.5 percent year-over-year, and the JUKE moved 3,825 units for a 33.4 percent sales jump.
To date, sales of Nissan cars and trucks manufactured in the United States are up 12.7 percent and 57.4 percent, respectively.