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    Nissan Group reports May 2017 U.S. sales



    May 2017 May 2016 % Change
    Nissan Group Total sales (units) 137,471 133,496 +3.0
    Nissan Division sales 124,957 122,668 +1.9
    Infiniti sales* 12,514 10,828 +15.6
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for May 2017 of 137,471 units, an increase of 3 percent over the prior year.
    Nissan highlights:

    • Nissan Division finished May with 124,957 sales, up 2 percent.
    • Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a May record, up 22 percent.
    • Sales of the Rogue crossover set a May record with sales 32,533, up 19 percent.
    • Nissan Titan sales increased 436 percent to 4,937.
    • Nissan Armada sales climbed to 2,487, up 213 percent.
    • Nissan's commercial van models, NV and NV200, each set May records.

    *Infiniti sales total included for reference. For more information on Infiniti's May sales performance, please visit INFINITInews.com.
    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 2017 had 25 selling days while May 2016 had 24 selling days.



    May 2017 May 2016 % Change
    Nissan Group Total sales (units) 137,471 133,496 +3.0
    Nissan Division sales 124,957 122,668 +1.9
    Infiniti sales* 12,514 10,828 +15.6
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for May 2017 of 137,471 units, an increase of 3 percent over the prior year.
    Nissan highlights:

    • Nissan Division finished May with 124,957 sales, up 2 percent.
    • Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a May record, up 22 percent.
    • Sales of the Rogue crossover set a May record with sales 32,533, up 19 percent.
    • Nissan Titan sales increased 436 percent to 4,937.
    • Nissan Armada sales climbed to 2,487, up 213 percent.
    • Nissan's commercial van models, NV and NV200, each set May records.

    *Infiniti sales total included for reference. For more information on Infiniti's May sales performance, please visit INFINITInews.com.
    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 2017 had 25 selling days while May 2016 had 24 selling days.
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    NISSAN DIVISION MAY MAY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD
    2017 2016 % chg 2017 2016 % chg
    Nissan Division Total 124,957 122,668 1.9 609,488 603,641 1.0
    Versa 9,006 12,114 -25.7 48,403 57,778 -16.2
    Sentra 18,371 20,204 -9.1 90,040 102,293 -12.0
    Cube 1 -100.0 15 -100.0
    Altima 23,994 28,404 -15.5 118,242 142,220 -16.9
    Maxima 5,948 5,032 18.2 27,109 25,830 5.0
    LEAF 1,392 979 42.2 5,742 4,697 22.2
    Juke 1,278 2,271 -43.7 6,352 10,032 -36.7
    370Z 447 554 -19.3 2,084 2,387 -12.7
    GT-R 65 63 3.2 311 271 14.8
    Total Car 60,501 69,622 -13.1 298,283 345,523 -13.7
    Frontier 7,756 7,941 -2.3 29,669 36,845 -19.5
    Titan 4,937 922 435.5 20,265 5,203 289.5
    Xterra 4 -100.0 1 34 -97.1
    Pathfinder 6,457 5,981 8.0 38,889 34,022 14.3
    Armada 2,487 794 213.2 11,785 4,497 162.1
    Rogue 32,533 27,428 18.6 161,340 119,637 34.9
    Murano 6,409 5,978 7.2 29,162 33,828 -13.8
    Quest 384 1,122 -65.8 4,419 7,971 -44.6
    NV 1,769 1,465 20.8 7,759 7,578 2.4
    NV200 1,724 1,411 22.2 7,916 8,503 -7
    Total Truck 64,456 53,046 21.5 311,205 258,118 20.6
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    Infiniti Total 12,514 10,828 15.6 66,872 53,920 24.0
    Infiniti Q40 2 -100.0 54 -100.0
    Infiniti Q50 3,370 2,367 42.4 16,379 17,905 -8.5
    Infiniti Q60 972 103 843.7 5,087 606 739.4
    Infiniti Q70 459 515 -10.9 2,864 2,625 9.1
    Infiniti QX30 927 0.0 8,667 0.0
    Infiniti QX50 1,230 1,632 -24.6 6,745 6,935 -2.7
    Infiniti QX60 3,449 4,274 -19.3 14,921 16,592 -10.1
    Infiniti QX70 683 511 33.7 4,094 2,684 52.5
    Infiniti QX80 1,424 1,424 0.0 8,115 6,519 24.5
    Total Car 4,801 2,987 60.7 24,330 21,190 14.8
    Total Truck 7,713 7,841 -1.6 42,542 32,730 30.0
    NISSAN GROUP MAY MAY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD
    2017 2016 % chg 2017 2016 % chg
    TOTAL VEHICLE 137,471 133,496 3.0 676,360 657,561 2.9
    Total Car 65,302 72,609 -10.1 322,613 366,713 -12.0
    Total Truck 72,169 60,887 18.5 353,747 290,848 21.6
    Selling days 25 24 126 126

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    They put up a good fight. Nissan is certainly making honda and toyota jump, they are piling on the incentives, rav 4 sold over 38k when it has consistently placed third against Rogue and cr-v, that was definitely incentive driven. Rogue is still #1 though for the year and beat the brand new cr-v in sales too. This does not even include that many Rogue Sports which only added 122 units to Rogue sales.

    Altima is not doing well, but like I said before the update was a crappy one and they cheapened it imo. Next time make LEDs standard and dont hoard them in SL trim level. Very stupid move by Nissan, guess they didnt learn from the Rogue. The LEDs were the top 3 reasons why its so popular, it also was like free advertising and branding for the model.

    Let's hope the next Altima looks very much like the Vmotion 2.0 concept.
    Last edited by Nissan_Motor_Co; 06-01-2017 at 08:01 PM.
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    Wow they are only selling GTRs in the low 3 digits per year??
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
    Wow they are only selling GTRs in the low 3 digits per year??
    I don't think the GTR has the market on extra fast and cheap anymore. They are still among the fastest but not quite the bargain they used to be. I'd still take one though. They compete in a really tough market. The one just below is fairly close in performance and at a much lesser cost.

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    Decent month.

    That new Altima can't get here soon enough! in this market I'm wondering if a redesign will do much. The new Malibu is tanking and I can't say its an ugly or crappy car. But we shall see. Rogue is still number 1 YTD, but it may not be for long. CR-V is right behind it. Lets see if the Rogue Sport can keep it in the top spot. Now knowing that the Titan is only being pushed in very limited markets, its numbers look a little better, and they have moved over 20k for the year so far... don't think they've moved that many in a year for quite some time.

    Was a record May for Infiniti, who is outselling Caddy and Acura for the year. If sales keep up at the pace they are now, Infiniti could move 160k cars this year! Blowing last years record of 138k out the water! Good to see the Q50 have a good month after a not so good one last month. I am really confused as to why the QX60 is down, especially with the updated engine and some pretty good reviews/press out lately. I hope the QX30 can get back up to the 1k+ mark consistently. QX70 is doing pretty decent for its age and its sales are up... the Limited model looks pretty sharp and caught my eye when I went to the dealer for an oil change.
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    Car sales are dismal across most brands right now, as America continues its love of trucks and SUV's. I have to say I'm a little surprised Infiniti is doing as well as it is, although lux and near-lux vehicles are selling a little better than the run of the mill models.

    But you're right - Altima is sucking bigly, and for a long time it was Nissan's bread and butter. Just my opinion, of course, but I think they need more than just LED's to rejuvenate it ... they need to add some zip, and maybe re-consider the whole CVT thing. I know they still sell lots of vehicles with CVT's, but we don't know if it because of it or in spite of it. Price point and competition may be bigger factors than anything else.
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    Almost a third of Altima sales in the U.S last year went to fleets. Who cares about a sales gain when you don't make profits and on top of that bring that resale values of your vehicles because you just flooded the used car market with abused vehicles for the most part.

    Nissan has a tendency to get real comfortable with a little bit of success and the same goes for Infiniti. Anytime they have a vehicle that sells, they sit on it until its undesirable or until the competition walks all over them before they make any changes. The Altima redesign should have really offered a lot more then it did, it was their usual half ass attempt. I hope I'm wrong but I see sales of all their sedans dropping except for the Maxima if they don't fix things soon with new models.
    Last edited by NismoS224; 06-04-2017 at 03:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NismoS224 View Post
    Almost a third of Altima sales in the U.S last year went to fleets. Who cares about a sales gain when you don't make profits and on top of that bring that resale values of your vehicles because you just flooded the used car market with abused vehicles for the most part.

    Nissan has a tendency to get real comfortable with a little bit of success and the same goes for Infiniti. Anytime they have a vehicle that sells, they sit on it until its undesirable or until the competition walks all over them before they make any changes. The Altima redesign should have really offered a lot more then it did, it was their usual half ass attempt. I hope I'm wrong but I see sales of all their sedans dropping except for the Maxima if they don't fix things soon with new models.
    It's exactly this. It's not just the CVT, despite my dislike for it, because the Rogue is now Nissan's most successful seller of all time and it has that stupid gearbox (as well as the 15-year-old QR). The Rogue does, however, offer an all-new chassis and a reworked suspension versus the last model. With its sedans, Nissan likes to take the old platform and toss in new shocks and call it a day.

    Quite frankly, Toyota was guilty of this laziness until it started seeing sales erosion. Then all of a sudden the Lexus sedans all got a new chassis, they improved the handling and steering to the point where it was at least on-par with Infiniti, and then there.s the new Camry. The first Camry to get a new platform and fit-and-finish worth a damn since 1997. Wait til you see how much that car is going to kill Altima sales.

    In all honesty the Altima is still among the top sellers in its segment. But it won't be next year without even more massive incentives. The 6th gen had better be good or they're going to be behind the Koreans for the first half of the 2020s in this segment.

    Getting rid of the CVT might help. No problems with the 4-speed and 5-speed automatics in my 3rd gens, and they are still decently fun to drive for what they are. Nissan throws all the Altima's desirability out with the CVT. Then there's the bigger problems of the dated and coarse QR and the old D-platform with its floaty suspension. Ride quality is great for the price, but handling is very 2007. It's a nice car, but no longer special or a standout with this transmission and withe QR. The VQ is still among the best motors out there so I hope they keep it-- great sound, small V8 torque, even more reliable than a Toyota V6, and can get 30 mpg highway with proper gearing.

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    I have to say that I am very impressed with the Frontier. The design is 12 years old and it still selling in relatively good numbers. That has got to be all profit at this point for Nissan. I am still holding out for the next gen. I just can't understand why refresh cycles are getting longer and longer. I might consider a Ranger if it gets here sooner then the next Frontier.
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    I agree the Frontier needs to be updated badly. My brother-in-law has a stripped one, and I had a V6 model as a loaner earlier this year, and they both seem primitive to me. I don't understand why they need to have that huge steering wheel and the slow, slow steering ratio. It seems like you have to turn the wheel a half dozen turns just to make a tight turn in the truck. It's like a ship's tiller. The truck in general feels lumbering and tired, not nimble and energetic like a Tacoma or Ridgeline.

    Tighten up the steering ratio, freshen the interior, and improve the ride quality, then make the truck look a little more 21st Century, and it will sell better.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    While the 4apd was reliable the shifting pattern in that thing was pretty jerkey and leggy at times. The cvt handles kick down a much better than the 4spd auto and sound more sporty than the 4spd auto.

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    The CVT in the Altima is perfectly fine and its getting old that people are STILL suggesting that Nissan get rid of it... they're obviously not going to. I mean its sales did take off AFTER Nissan dropped the CVT in it initially. But in the big scheme of things its at the end of its life-cycle in an anti-sedan market. Formula for a drop in sales and volume. While it won't recover back to its peak, I think once its redesigned it will recapture some of its volume. I do think Nissan did a somewhat lazy initial redesign on the current gen Altima (though they did correct a good bit of it with the refresh). I was never a fan of its interior from a design standpoint, nor the exterior (pre-refresh that is...). Hopefully they follow in the footsteps of the Camry and Accord and spice it up a lot in the pending redesign.

    Frontier... don't know whats going on there and the hold up on its redesign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NissLover View Post
    The CVT in the Altima is perfectly fine and its getting old that people are STILL suggesting that Nissan get rid of it... they're obviously not going to. I mean its sales did take off AFTER Nissan dropped the CVT in it initially. But in the big scheme of things its at the end of its life-cycle in an anti-sedan market. Formula for a drop in sales and volume. While it won't recover back to its peak, I think once its redesigned it will recapture some of its volume. I do think Nissan did a somewhat lazy initial redesign on the current gen Altima (though they did correct a good bit of it with the refresh). I was never a fan of its interior from a design standpoint, nor the exterior (pre-refresh that is...). Hopefully they follow in the footsteps of the Camry and Accord and spice it up a lot in the pending redesign.

    Frontier... don't know whats going on there and the hold up on its redesign.
    Well, as for the CVT, I think there are two kinds of buyers ... those who don't know the difference and therefore don't care, and those who DO know the difference and DO care.

    I'm definitely in the latter category, and honestly, a CVT would be a total deal breaker buying decision for me (and remember - I DID seriously consider a new Maxima when I traded last year). Even if I love the car, I would not buy it if it has a CVT. Period. And I'm not saying that out of ignorance ... my wife had a 2014 Altima for 3 years, and I drove it a good bit, including two separate road trips of 2500 miles each.

    Nissan has succeeded with their CVT's because of the former group, and there's no telling how many more vehicles they'd sell if they used a conventional transmission instead. Those CVT buyers wouldn't know or care if they didn't get a CVT, because they're not attuned enough to the driving experience to realize there even IS a transmission between the engine and the drive wheels. And the ones who DO know and care would be more likely to buy because of the real transmission. So Nissan is almost assuredly missing out on a whole category of buyers because of their decision to use CVT's in so many of their models.

    I can tell you this: I had a low-mileage 2017 Altima loaner car for 2 months of everyday driving, and I was almost ready to hurt someone if I didn't get out of it. I wondered more than once how much better that car would have been if it had just had a conventional automatic transmission. The low-powered 4-cyl engine was undoubtedly part of the problem, but the CVT just exacerbated it.
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    I cant believe we're still talking about the CVT, obviously it's not that big of a deal and maybe there is a third group, people who do know the difference but have higher priorities like fuel economy and available power. Coming from a Mazda I can say that my Rogue has plenty of power, especially a good amount of torque.I can do all that and get 34 mpg in the biggest SUV/crossover in it's class instead of having to tap the pedal like all those slow poke lames in the left lane. Rogue is pretty good off the line (thanks to the CVT) and sports mode gives it a pretty good boost so its not as slow as the media will tell you.

    As for Altima, let's hope its as good looking as Vmotion 2.0, the current update is lame imo and I still say the packaging is all wrong. But they need to do something drastic to sedans in general and it's probably not going to happen since the crossovers are more profitable. On the other hand maybe Nissan purposely pulled back on the deliveries and incentives and is focusing on Altima's resale.

    As for GT-R sales, I'm sure Nissan is making money on each one, it sells better than the brand new acura NSX and surely does better relatively speaking than the lexus lfa
    Last edited by Nissan_Motor_Co; 06-06-2017 at 01:52 AM.
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