Nissan reports continued increase in sales of vehicles
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:00 PM
CANTON - The Nissan auto plant continues to churn out vehicles as sales for the company continue to rise.
This week the automotive manufacturer announced record sals for June and an increase of 5.3 percent from June 2013.
The June sales reports showed an increase in several models, including significant growths in the Altima, Frontier and NV that are all made here.
According to Justin Saia, manager of corporate communications for Nissan, there were 109,643 units sold last month.
There were 26,111 Altimas sold, down 2.9 percent from 26,904 in June 2013. But, the total number of sales for the car are over 176,000 on the year, up 5.2 percent from this point in 2013.
There was a 5.7 percent increase in Frontier sales with 5,722 sold last month. Year-to-date, the number of Frontiers is 35,943, a 22.6 percent increase from last year.
The Nissan NV is also seeing a big increase this year, up 20.8 percent from 2013 and 19.6 percent for the month of June. There have been nearly 7,500 of that type truck sold this year.
The largest increase to date is from the Nissan Juke, which had a 23.8 percent decrease for June but a commanding 44.9 percent increase on the year. The Sentra has increased 41.3 percent this year and 67.6 percent for June.
"Nissan's sales growth shows that we've found the right equation for success: the right vehicles plus a great gout of dealers who are absolutely committed to our customers," Fred Diaz, Nissan's senior vice president of sales and marketing, said. "Retail sales gains in June drove Nissan to its 15th monthly record in the last 16 months."
The sales growths bode well for the Canton plant, which is set to manufacture its latest line - the Murano. To date, Murano sales have remained similar to last year's figures.