Nissan Up 8.5%
No excuses needed here. Nissan's sales are back from the dead. (Did someone say truck incentives?) Even with three fewer selling days for July 2008, Nissan division sales were up 9.9 percent (unadjusted) over last year. Versa and Sentra's double-digit percent sales increases led the pack, Altima sales were basically unchanged at an impressive 24,429, and the brand spanking new Maxima was up a few percentage points from last year. Truck/CUV sales were up, thanks to sales of the new Rogue as well big gains by the Frontier, Pathfinder, and Quest (all three vehicles were roadkill last month). On the other hand, Infiniti sales were down 2.9 percent; all cars save the G Coupe had declining sales. Rising sales of the new(ish) EX and FX CUV's were not enough to offset the drop in cars sales.