With higher growth than brands like Chevrolet, VW, Ford, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai—among others—the Nissan division enjoyed a 15.4 percent sales increase last month and set a new October volume record with 81,866 deliveries. With Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand contributing 9,152 sales (+4.5 percent), the automaker as a whole also set a new high point for deliveries in the month, courtesy of 91,018 sales and a 14.2 percent advance.
Said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Sales and Marketing and Service and Parts, Nissan U.S.A.: "Nissan’s record October performance demonstrates that a Washington shutdown was not enough to shut down our sales momentum. With the all-new 2014 Rogue hitting dealer showrooms this month, we expect Nissan’s growth to continue to accelerate.”
On the other hand, the redesigned Rogue could be in for a particularly challenging case of sibling rivalry: Not only did the current model raise the sales bar by another 53.1 percent in the prior month, on an October-record 12,919 deliveries, but Nissan is going to keep it in production even after the all-new version debuts.
As for the rest of the Nissan family’s October sales performances …