Nissan Up 18% In December; 2009 Sales (Almost) Fully Exposed

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Some car makers make it easy; posting their sales details in a copy-friendly format instead of pdf. So the full details of Nissan’s not so bad December (up 18%) and not so great year (down 19%) are here for your perusal after the jump. First, the highlights:

  • Nissan Division posted sales of 64,296 units in December compared with 53,829 units sold in December 2008, a 19.4 percent increase.
  • Nissan Versa sales in December set a record for the month at 6,809 units, a 32.5 percent increase over December 2008 sales.
  • Other Nissan models with double-digit, year-over-year sales increases in December were Maxima (59.5 percent), Z (63 percent), Frontier (113.1 percent), Xterra (14.9 percent), Pathfinder (49.2 percent) and Armada (75.8 percent).
  • For calendar year 2009, Rogue set a record of 77,222 sales, a 7.2 percent increase over 2008, and sales of Maxima and Z saw increases of 13.3 percent and 26.9 percent, respectively, compared with calendar year 2008 sales.

Infiniti highlights and the full reveal follow:

Infiniti:

  • Infiniti sales for December 2009 were 9,108 units, up 10.1 percent from the 8,272 units sold in the same month a year earlier.
  • Infiniti EX sales set a December record with 901 units sold, a 2.7 percent increase over the 877 units sold in December 2008.
  • December sales of the Infiniti QX56 full-size luxury sport-utility vehicle rose 205.4 percent to 1,136 vehicles compared with December 2008 sales of 372 units.
  • Sales of the G37 Coupe totaled 1,626 units in December, a 54.4 percent increase over the same month in 2008, and FX sales were up 29.4 percent, to 1,096 units, compared with December 2008 sales of 847 vehicles.
NISSAN DIVISION


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December December Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD


2009 2008 % chg 2009 2008 % chg


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Nissan Division Total 64,296 53,829 19.4 689,014 838,361 -17.8


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Versa 6,809 5,138 32.5 82,906 85,182 -2.7


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Sentra 6,192 5,766 7.4 82,706 99,797 -17.1


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Cube 3,057 0 n/a 21,471 0 n/a


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Altima 18,643 17,311 7.7 203,568 269,668 -24.5


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Maxima 5,420 3,399 59.5 53,351 47,072 13.3


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350/370Z 924 567 63.0 13,117 10,337 26.9


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GT-R 119 149 -20.1 1,534 1,730 -11.3


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Total Car 41,164 32,330 27.3 458,653 513,786 -10.7


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Frontier 2,988 1,402 113.1 28,415 44,997 -36.9


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Titan 2,148 2,124 1.1 19,042 34,053 -44.1


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Xterra 1,864 1,622 14.9 16,455 33,579 -51.0


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Pathfinder 2,314 1,551 49.2 18,341 33,555 -45.3


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Armada 1,638 932 75.8 9,903 15,685 -36.9


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Rogue 6,551 6,916 -5.3 77,222 73,053 5.7


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Murano 5,502 6,461 -14.8 52,546 71,401 -26.4


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Quest 127 491 -74.1 8,437 18,252 -53.8


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Total Truck 23,132 21,499 7.6 230,361 324,575 -29.0


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North American


produced 48,143 39,736 21.2 523,124 681,840 -23.3


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Car 37,064 31,614 17.2 422,531 501,719 -15.8


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Truck 11,079 8,122 36.4 100,593 180,121 -44.2


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Import 16,153 14,093 14.6 165,890 156,521 6.0


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Car 4,100 716 472.6 36,122 12,067 199.3


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Truck 12,053 13,377 -9.9 129,768 144,454 -10.2


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INFINITI DIVISION


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December December Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD


2009 2008 % chg 2009 2008 % chg


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Infiniti Division


Total 9,108 8,272 10.1 81,089 112,989 -28.2


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G Sedan 3,541 3,929 -9.9 32,357 44,969 -28.0


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G Coupe 1,626 1,053 54.4 14,817 19,212 -22.9


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M 808 1,194 -32.3 8,501 15,618 -45.6


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QX56 1,136 372 205.4 6,440 7,657 -15.9


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EX 901 877 2.7 7,950 12,873 -38.2


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FX 1,096 847 29.4 11,024 12,660 -12.9


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Total Car 5,975 6,176 -3.3 55,675 79,799 -30.2


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Total Truck 3,133 2,096 49.5 25,414 33,190 -23.4


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NISSAN & INFINITI


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December December Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD


2009 2008 % chg 2009 2008 % chg


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TOTAL VEHICLE 73,404 62,101 18.2 770,103 951,350 -19.1


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Total Car 47,139 38,506 22.4 514,328 593,585 -13.4


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Total Truck 26,265 23,595 11.3 255,775 357,765 -28.5


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Selling days 28 26 308 308


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* All numbers include Hawaii

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.

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  • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Jan 05, 2010

    (wolf whistle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) But Roger "Raji" Lowenthal from Be Cool called and wants his pimp coat back. I am seeing Versa's all over the place in my city of 20,000 that happens to have a Nissan dealer, mostly being driven by rather young people and a few gas saving commuters. But looking at the numbers I see a ton more Maxima's than I see Altima's around here, maybe folks in Gallup, NM just like bigger cars? I can't believe Armada sales are up that much though? WTF? A huge gas sucking SUV named after a fleet of Spanish ships that got their butts handed to them because they weren't maneuverable enough, and sales are actually UP?

  • ClutchCarGo ClutchCarGo on Jan 05, 2010

    That is one sweet, bitchin' ride in the photo. The car's not bad, either.

  • Aja8888 Folks, this car is big enough to live in. Dual deal: house and car for $7 large.
  • Astigmatism I don't think tax credits will put me in this league, but if I could swing it, I would 1000% go for a restomod EV Grand Wagoneer: https://www.thedrive.com/news/you-can-buy-an-electric-80s-jeep-grand-wagoneer-for-295000
  • FreedMike I like the looks of the Z, but I'd take the Mustang. V8s are a disappearing breed.
  • Picard234 I can just smell the clove cigarettes and the "oregano" from the interior. Absolutely no dice at any price.
  • Dartdude The Europeans don't understand the American market. That is why they are small players here. Chrysler Group is going to die pretty soon under their control. Europeans have a sense of superiority over Americans that is why the Mercedes merger didn't work out and almost killed Chrysler. Bringing European managers aren't going to help. Just like F1 they want our money. We need Elon Musk to buy out Chrysler, Dodge and Ram from Stellantis.
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