Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported May U.S. sales of 76,148 units versus 83,764 units a year earlier, a decrease of 9.1 percent. Nissan Division sales were down 7.8 percent for the month at 69,759 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased 21.0 percent from the prior year, to 6,389 units.

For 2011, NNA sales have increased 15.2 percent to 433,032 units. Nissan Division deliveries are up 16.4 percent, while Infiniti sales have increased 5.1 percent, calendar year to date.


  • Nissan vehicles posted May sales of 69,759 units, a decrease of 7.8 percent with 75,673 units sold in May 2010.
  • Altima sedan continued to achieve robust sales, with 25,525 units in May resulting in a 16.3 percent increase over the prior year and second-best May sales ever.
  • Sales of the Nissan LEAF 100-percent electric vehicle reached 1,142 units in May, for a total of 2,167 deliveries this year.
  • In 2011, Nissan sales are up 16.4 percent to 392,046 units.

Brisk demand for the Altima continues, as consumers seek out quality and value in the midsize sedan segment, said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. Consumers also are placing a high value on innovation as evidenced by sales of the Nissan LEAF, the first zero-emission, 100-percent electric vehicle available for the mass market. Sales of the groundbreaking Nissan LEAF achieved a sales milestone of 1,142 units.


  • Infiniti today reported sales of 6,389 units in May, down 21.0 percent versus 8,091 units a year earlier.
  • The Infiniti QX had sales of 779 units, an increase of 11.0 percent over prior year.
  • With sales of 2,684 in May, the Infiniti G Sedan has a to-date increase of 12.2 percent versus prior year.
  • For 2011, Infiniti has delivered 40,986 vehicles, an increase of 5.1 percent over the prior year.

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. May 2011 had 24 selling days, while May 2010 had 26 selling days.

About Nissan Americas
In the Americas, 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 was recognized as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 and 2011. More information, including photos and video b-roll, on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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 European Car of the Year award.

Contact Information:

Katherine Zachary
Nissan North America
Tel # 615-725-1447

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