Nissan May 2012 Sales Up 20.5%
Versa dominates B-Segment sales yet again.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- June 1, 2012
2012 Nissan Versa – A best in segment starting price of $10,990 to start and a very respectable 30/38/33 mpgUS city/highway/combined rating make for a very enticing offering.
The 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan is the epitome of the entry-level subcompact thanks in part to the sedan’s interior volume of 90.0 cubic feet and trunk volume of 14.8 cubic feet (104.8 cubic feet total).
Other available interior features include trip computer, power windows with driver’s one-touch down, speed-sensing auto door locks, remote trunk release lever and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Two interior colors are available, Sandstone and Charcoal.
Nissan May 2012 Sales
Nissan reported May U.S. sales of 91,794 units versus 76,148 units a year earlier, up 20.5 percent. Nissan itself reported a sales increase of 16.4 percent for the month at 81,202 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 65.8 percent over the prior year, to 10,592 units.
- Nissan posted 81,202 sales, up 16.4 percent from last May's 69,759 units.
- Nissan Rogue sales set a new May record with 11,977 units sold, up 72 percent from a year ago.
- Sales of the Nissan Versa rose 80.3 percent from year-ago, to 8,643 deliveries.
B-Segment Sales Rank
- Infiniti reported sales of 10,592 units for May, an increase of 65.8 percent from 6,389 units a year earlier.
C-Segment Sales Rank
- Nissan Versa - 8,643
- Chevrolet Sonic - 7,205
- Hyundai Accent - 6,166
- Ford Fiesta - 6,080
- Kia Rio - 4,019
- Honda Fit - 3,879
- Toyota Yaris - 3,521
- Mazda 2 - 901
D-Segment Sales Rank
- Honda Civic - 33,490
- Toyota Corolla - 31,847
- Ford Focus - 24,769
- Chevrolet Cruze - 19,613
- Hyundai Elantra – 18,877
- VW Jetta - 12,962
- Mazda3 - 8,474
- Forte - 7,782
- Nissan Sentra - 7,600
- Toyota Camry - 39,571
- Honda Accord - 29,737
- Chevrolet Malibu - 29,579
- Ford Fusion - 26,857
- Nissan Altima - 22,690
- Hyundai Sonata - 20,765
- Kia Optima - 13,364
- Chrysler 200 - 13,250
- VW Passat - 10,178
April segment ranking items of note: Versa still leads the B-Segment with Sonic and Accent closing. Rio and Fit both outsold the Yaris.
In the C-Segment, the Civic took hold of the lead with the ancient Corolla grabbing second place. The aging Forte outsold the aging Sentra.
The Camry leads everyone in the D-Segment with the Accord in second place.
Top 10 – May 2012 US Automobile Sales Leaders
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The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 selling days in May of 2012 and 24 selling days during May of 2011.
Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 127 days for 2012 and 126 days for 2011. All percentages reflect DSR.
Top 10 Sales Leaders items of note: Accord falls from third to sixth. Civic climbs two spots while Corolla falls back one. Malibu and Ram P/U climb one while CR-V falls back three places.
Automobile Manufacturer's US Sales Rank – May 2012 vs. May 2011 Comparison and Total Sales
- GM May Sales up 10.9% with 245,256 vehicles sold.
- Ford May Sales up 12.6% with 216,267 vehicles sold.
- Toyota May Sales up 87.3% with 202,973 vehicles sold.
- Chrysler May Sales up 30.1% with 150,041 vehicles sold.
- Honda May Sales up 47.6% with 133,997 vehicles sold.
- Nissan May Sales up 20.5% with 91,794 vehicles sold.
- Hyundai May Sales up 13.2% with 67,019 vehicles sold.
- Kia May Sales up 7.8% with 51,771 vehicles sold.
- VW May Sales up 28.4% with 38,657 vehicles sold.
- Subaru May Sales up 48.4% with 29,724 vehicles sold.
- BMW May Sales up 7.1% with 28,321 vehicles sold.
- Mercedes-Benz May Sales up 24.4% with 25,259 vehicles sold.
- Mazda May Sales up 13.9% with 20,357 vehicles sold.
- Audi May Sales up 10.0% with 11,503 vehicles sold.
May manufacturer sales rank items of note: BMW fell behind Subaru.
SAAR is running at approximately 14.2 Million units.