Nissan North America States Sales for May 2007

By: RyanThomas

Japan's third largest car manufacturer recently announced sales figures for the past month. Nissan recently reported that it has sold 93,062 cars and light trucks in the North American auto market last month. That sales output represents an increase of 3.2 percent as compared to May of 2006. The Nissan Division posted an increase in sale by 2.9 percent as compared to last year. The company's luxury division Infiniti posted an increase of 5.6 percent in sales.

The Nissan Division sold 82,314 cars and light trucks last month, 2.9 percent more than the 76,881 vehicles sold by the division in North America last year. Year to date sale though for the division reflected a decrease of 0.3 percent. For the first five months of this year, Nissan has already sold 389,929 vehicles.

Among the cars in the Nissan Division's lineup, the Altima is the best seller. Far the month of May, Nissan North America sold 23,980 units of the Altima, signifying a 4.9 percent increase in sales. Last year, for the same month, Nissan sold 21,981 units of the midsize car. Year to date sale for the Altima is up by 10.3 percent as compared to last year. Through the first five months of the year, Nissan has already sold 114,318 units of the Altima and that is higher than the 102,785 Altimas sold from January to May last year.

As for light trucks in Nissan Division's lineup, the Murano is the best-selling truck model. Last month, Nissan sold 6,473 units of the near-luxury midsize crossover SUV. While the Murano is the best-selling truck model, it suffered from a reduced sale by 6.6 percent. In fact, all trucks across Nissan Division's lineup posted reduced sale. Last year, during the month of May, Nissan sold 6,662 units of the -equipped Nissan Muranos. Year to date sale for trucks in the Nissan Division's lineup is down by 12 percent compared to last year.

The Infiniti Division, on the other hand, sold 10,478 cars and light trucks in North America last month. Last year, Infiniti managed to deliver 9,786 vehicles which mean that they have sold 5.6 percent more vehicles this year. Year to date sale is up by 8.7 percent. From January to May last year, Infiniti sold 48,591 vehicles while for the first five months this year, Infiniti has already sold 53,238 vehicles.

The G Sedan remains as the best-selling car in Infiniti's lineup. Last month, Nissan reported that they have sold 5,007 units of the Infiniti G sedan. Last year, the company sold 2,800 units of the luxury sedan which means that they have sold 71.9 percent more G sedans this year compared to last year. Year to date sale for the G sedan is up by 64.5 percent as there have already been 53,238 G sedans delivered to consumers for the first five months this year. Last year, from January to May, Nissan only sold 14,969 units of the said model.

Total trucks sale for the Infiniti division is reported to be at 2,867 units and that number is 1.1 percent less than the 2,788 Infiniti trucks which were sold last year. Year to date sale for Infiniti trucks is also down. Nissan reported that 13,216 Infiniti trucks have been sold for this year until the month of May, 2.6 percent less than last year's 13,463 units sold for the first five months.

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