Nissan’s Corporate plans for both sales volume and profitability continues on target. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 1, 2016 Refreshed 2016 Nissan Altima base trim with the 2.4L mated to the CVT (SL shown) - $23,545 to start including mats and the $835 D&H charge. EPA estimates of 27/39 mpgUS city/highway are excellent for a very powerful 180 hp and 182 lb-ft. of torque 2.5L I4. TrueCar is showing the base Altima above can be picked up for $4k off on the East Coast and up to $5k off on the West. A certain dealer in the Pacific Northwest I follow is offering the same for over $6k off retail! Nissan June 2016 Sales Overview Nissan announced it sold 140,553 vehicles in June, up 13.1 percent over the 124,228 it sold in June of 2015. The result was a U.S. June sales record. Although the automotive press has declared the sedan’s popularity long dead and buried, Nissan's total car sales set a June record with 75,059 in sales, up 13 percent. Similar, Nissan CUVs, trucks and SUVs set a June sales record, up even more at 14 percent. YTD Nissan sales of 798,114 are up 8.4 percent over the 736,483 sold through the first 6-months of 2015. Nissan June 2016 Sales Highlights Sales of the highly regarded Rogue CUV set a best monthly sales record in history. Sales of 29,246 was up 25.8 percent over the 23,243 sold in June of 2015. It missed being the top selling CUV in the U.S. by just 369 vehicles just behind the CR-V. YTD Rogue sales of 148,883 were up 10.0 percent over the 135,397 sold through the first 6-months of 2015. Sales of the B-segment Versa also set a June sales record with 14,683 sold, up 44.1 percent over the 10,190 sold in June of 2015. YTD sales of 72,461 is up 8.2 percent over the 66,955 sold through the first 6-months of 2015. 2016 Nissan Altima SR And the final June highlight was the attractive Altima in which sales of 30,475 was up 3.6 percent over the 29,418 sold in June of 2015. This result was a June record. YTD sales of 172,695 vehicles is up just 0.4 percent over the 172,031 sold through the first 6-monhths of 2015. Market Share Detail In June, VW market share was down a significant 0.5 percent from its previous 2.1 percent share. This is expected given the TDI emissions problems revealed last fall. Nissan share was up an eye opening 0.9 percent while Toyota was down the same. Ford was up 0.6 percent while GM was down 0.7 percent vs June of 2015. On a volume basis, June of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.51 million vehicles was up 2.7 percent over June of 2015s 1.47 million vehicles result. 2016 YTD sales of 8.59 million is up 1.1 percent ahead of the 8.59 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. June 2016 Sales vs. June 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM June 2016 Sales Down 1.6% with 255,210 Vehicles Sold Ford June 2016 Sales Up 6.4% with 240,109 Vehicles Sold Toyota June 2016 Sales Down 5.6% with 198,257 Vehicles Sold FCA June 2016 Sales Up 6.5% with 197,073 Vehicles Sold Nissan June 2016 Sales Up 13.1% with 140,553 Vehicles Sold Honda June 2016 Sales Up 3.2% with 138,715 Vehicles Sold Hyundai June 2016 Sales Up 0.0% with 67,511 Vehicles Sold Kia June 2016 Sales Up 15.6% with 62,572 Vehicles Sold Subaru June 20165 Sales Up 5.1% with 46,598 Vehicles Sold BMW June 2016 Sales Down 11.9% with 33,769 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz June 2016 Sales Up 2.3% with 31,965 Vehicles Sold Mazda June 2016 Sales Down 3.8% with 26,188 Vehicles Sold VW June 2016 Sales Down 21.8% with 23,809 Vehicles Sold Audi June 2016 Sales Up 1.0% with 18,445 Vehicles Sold In June, FCA moved within 1,250 vehicles of overtaking Toyota for the 3rd position, Nissan overtook Honda for the 5th spot and Mazda overtook VW for the first time to occupy the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in June was approximately 17.0 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.