The 2013 Altima just saw its best July ever (Photo : Nissan North America)
Nissan North America has announced July 2012 sales of 98,341 units, an increase of 16.2 percent over the 84,601 units sold in July of last year.
The company's Nissan Division saw sales increase 12.3 percent, with 86,722 vehicles sold; while the Infiniti Division's sales increased 56.8 percent, with 11,619 sold.
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The Nissan Altima and Nissan Rogue both experienced best-ever July sales. The Altima, starting at $20,550, sold 26,602 car units, an increase of 24.7 percent over a year ago; while the Rogue, starting at $22,310, sold 13,193, a 17.2-percent increase.
Nissan's cars - as opposed to its trucks, crossovers, and SUVs - were its strongest performing segment, with July sales totaling 53,774, an increase of 13.8 percent over July of 2011.
Decreases were experienced by Nissan's Cube, Maxima, LEAF, and Juke. The Cube sold 578, a 48.5-percent decrease from July of 2011. The Maxima's 5,118 were a 14-percent decrease, and the Juke's 2,960 sales represented an 8.1-percent decrease.
Outside the car segment, the Armada, Murano, Quest, and NV also saw decreases, ranging from 7.8 percent for the Armada to 1.2 percent for the Murano.
Infiniti had its best July in seven years. The division sold 11,619 vehicles, a 56.8-percent increase over the 7,410 sold last July. More than half of these sales belonged to the G Sedan, which has a starting price of $33,110 and sold 6,078 units, an increase of 88.8 percent over last year. The sales represent the best July in the sedan's history.
Decreases in division sales were experienced by four models. The M sold 652, a 6.5-percent decrease from July 2011; while the QX sold 890, a 12.4-percent decrease. The EX sold 215, a 61.6-percent decrease; and the FX sold 498, a 23-percent decrease from July of last year.
The Infiniti JX sold 1,999 units, bringing to 9,724 the number of units sold since it went on sale in late March. The seven-passenger luxury crossover has a base price of $40,650.