Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Nissan Has Best-Ever U.S Sales Month in March

By Rich Duprey - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:05AM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

All-electic Leaf sales jump 286% from March 2012 to March 2013.

Recording 137,726 units sold in March, the 1% increase from last year marks Nissan's (NSANY 0.26%) best month ever for sales in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday.

It also marked the best month for its all-electric Leaf since it was launched in 2010. Nissan Leaf sales totaled 2,236 deliveries, up 286.2% from the previous March, according to the company. March marks the first full month of deliveries of the lower-priced 2013 Leaf, now produced at Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn.

The company's Nissan division sold 126,623 vehicles last month, up 0.4% from March 2012, with the Pathfinder recording the second-best gain with a 177% rise in vehicles moved. (The Leaf's jump topped the Nissan division.) The worst performer was the Quest, which saw sales nearly cut in half in March to 1,345.

While it sold more Pathfinders (9,071) than it did Leafs (2,236), the electric vehicle's 286% increase in sales was tops in the division, making it the best-selling pure EV in the world.

Nissan's Infiniti division saw a 9% jump in sales, for a total of 11,103 sold in March, compared to 10,185 sold last March. The biggest gainer in this class was the JX, which saw sales nearly quintuple to 2,633 vehicles.



Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Stock Quote
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
$7.70 (0.26%) $0.02

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning service.

Stock Advisor Returns
S&P 500 Returns

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 05/25/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.