NASHVILLE — Larger gross sales of its outgoing 2017 fashions helped increase the Nissan model’s U.S. gross sales by 12 p.c final month, setting a January document of 112,903 autos.
Infiniti tallied an eight p.c decline for the month because it phased out old-generation crossovers, posting January gross sales of 10,635.
Nissan Division continues to be targeted on a large-scale sell-down of 2017s, with 2018 model-year autos slowly coming into showrooms. The model decreased its common incentive spend by $377 from December, based on Judy Wheeler, Nissan vp for U.S. gross sales. However the availability of incentivized ’17-model sedans helped drive will increase for the Sentra, Altima and Maxima sedans. All Nissan model automobile gross sales elevated 5.6 p.c.
The January arrival of larger numbers of 2018 fashions after some delay additionally allowed Nissan to start fulfilling fleet orders for the yr, which was additionally mirrored within the gross sales improve over January 2017. Mixed gross sales of Nissan crossovers, vans and SUVs set a January document, up 18 p.c, the corporate mentioned.
Nissan’s U.S. deliveries to fleets surged 48 p.c final month, Bloomberg reported, citing Cox Automotive information.
Nissan and Infiniti gross sales mixed totaled 123,538 for the month, for a achieve of 10 p.c.
Manufacturers in January: Nissan — 112,903, up 12.1%; Infiniti — 10,635, a decline of eight%.
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