Nissan May Sales Off 9.1%

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] LEAF sales may have outsold the Volt for the second month in a row?

    [fimg=left][/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - June 1, 2011

    2011 Nissan LEAF’s arriving by the boatload to consumers waiting for theirs nationwide.

    Nissan 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 Highlights
    • 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.
    Al Castignetti, VP and GM, Nissan Division:

    Infiniti today reported sales of 6,389 units in May, down 21.0 percent versus 8,091 units a year earlier.

    Infiniti Highlights
    • The Infiniti QX had sales of 779 units, an increase of 11.0 percent over prior year.

    • For 2011, Infiniti has delivered 40,986 vehicles, an increase of 5.1 percent over the prior year.
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Quick edition on US total sales ranks so far...

    Automobile Manufacturer's US Sales Rank - May 2011 vs. May 2010 and Totals
    1. GM down 1.2% to 221,192 vehicles sold
    2. Ford down 0.1% to 192,102 vehicles sold
    3. Chrysler up 10.1% to 115,363 vehicles sold
    4. Toyota down 33.4% to 108,387 vehicles sold
    5. Honda down 22.5% to 90,773 vehicles sold
    6. Nissan down 9.1% to 76,148 vehicles sold
    7. Hyundai up 20.7% to 59,214 vehicles sold
    8. Kia May Sales TBA
    9. VW up 27.9% to 30,100 vehicles sold
    10. BMW up 19.7% to 26,452 vehicles sold
    11. MB up 5.9% to 20,306 vehicles sold
    12. Mazda down 20.9% to 17,875 vehicles sold
    13. Audi up 13.6 % to 10,457 vehicles sold
  3. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    A lot of those Leaf deliveries must be happening HERE, because I'm seeing them all over the place now. Saw one this morning, and another one this afternoon.
  4. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    The Leaf will soon pass the Volt, since the Volt factory has shut down for production line upgrades. They should be able to fulfill all the existing reservations by the end of the year... many of those reservations are older than a year. I would expect a price increase soon, or a decontent for the 2012 version... but at least the cold weather package has been announced.

    "Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan and its partner Renault SA, has positioned Nissan to meet demand for electric cars that he expects to account for 10 percent of global auto sales by 2020. In the U.S., Leaf deliveries began at a trickle, averaging just 113 units a month from December through March, before accelerating in April and May.

    The initial reservation figure (20,000) ultimately shrank to 11,000 firm orders, said Katherine Zachary, a spokeswoman for Nissan. Nissan began taking Leaf reservations again in May, which require a $99 deposit, and has secured about 1,000 additional orders, she said.

    Leaf sales total 2,167 through May. By comparison, General Motors Co. (GM) has sold 2,184 units of its Volt plug-in car this year."
  5. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Until they go to the 50 states, I'll not be seeing any around here. :(

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