Cars and CUV sales continue on a tear. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 3, 2016 2016 Nissan S - $17,615 including the $835 D&H charge offers owners a 29/38 mpgUS city/highway rating. Nissan April 2016 Sales Overview Nissan reported its April U.S. reached 123,861 vehicles, up 12.8 percent over the 109,848 vehicles sold in April of 2015. This result was an all-time U.S. April sales record for the company. Year to date sales of 524,065 vehicles are up 9.8 percent over the 477,476 sold through the same period of 2015. Nissan on its own finished April with 113,429 sales, up 13.6 percent, also an April record. The companies superb April and CYTD results are more than double the increase of the industry as a whole through 2016 and they are doing it while still maintaining their stated margins. Nissan April 2016 Sales Highlights The refreshed Sentra achieved April sales of 19,145, up 12.2 percent over the 17,059 sold in April 2015. Year to date the compacts 82,089 sales are up an even better 20.6 percent over the 68,085 sold through the same period of 2015. The refreshed Altima achieved April sales of 28,484 vehicles, up 28.8 percent over the 22,108 sold in April of 2015. Year to date sales of 113,816 is up a more down to earth 4.4 percent over the 108,983 sold through the same period of 2015. The largest increase from the brands car side arose from the all-new 2016 Maxima with sales of 4,573, up 170 percent over the 1,696 vehicles sold in April of 2015. Year to date sales of 20,798 vehicles is up 134 percent over the 8,890 sold through the same period of 2015. All three are elegant with excellent interiors, class leading efficiency – Maxima rules its segment – and head turning exteriors. Is it any wonder they are doing so well? The refreshed Sentra is a looker too. While Rogue sales were up 6.5 percent in April (23,173 vs 21,767) and 6.9 percent year to date (92,209 vs 86,253), it was the Murano that had the largest increase. Sales of this sharp looking CUV reached 6,232 vehicles, up 51.2 percent over the 4,121 sold in April of 2015. Year to date, sales 27,850 are up an even healthier 59.6 percent over the 17,446 sold through the same period of 2015. April 2016 Market Share and Industry Sales Detail In March Honda picked up significant market share. On a volume basis, March sales of 1.50 million vehicles was up 3.4 percent over April of 2015s 1.45 million vehicles sold result. 2016 YTD sales of 5.55 million is up 2.8 percent over the 5.4 million vehicles sold through period of the same 2015. U.S. April 2016 Sales vs. April 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM April 2016 Sales Down 3.5% with 259,557 Vehicles Sold Ford April 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 231,316 Vehicles Sold Toyota April 2016 Sales Up 3.8% with 211,125 Vehicles Sold FCA April 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 199,631 Vehicles Sold Honda April 2016 Sales up 14.4% with 148,829 Vehicles Sold Nissan April 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 123,861 Vehicles Sold Hyundai April 2016 Sales Down 8.5% with 62,213 Vehicles Sold Kia April 2016 Sales up 6.1% with 56,508 Vehicles Sold Subaru April 20165 Sales Up 6.6% with 50,380 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz April 2016 Sales down 0.4% with 32,291 Vehicles Sold BMW April 2016 Sales Down 8.3% with 29,747 Vehicles Sold VW April 2016 Sales Down 9.7% with 27,112 Vehicles Sold Mazda April 2016 Sales Up 8.6% with 26,195 Vehicles Sold Audi April 2016 Sales Up 5.8% with 17,801 Vehicles Sold In April, Honda and Mercedes-Benz moved back ahead of Nissan and BMW respectively. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in April was approximately 17.6 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.