Selling 3,186 units and lifting sales by a robust 31.7 percent, the 2015 Nissan LEAF achieved its second all-time monthly sales record of the year in August; the previous single-month high-water mark for the 2015 Nissan LEAF EV was set in May, at 3,117 units. This is no fluke, either. The 2015 Nissan LEAF currently boasts an ongoing streak of eight consecutive monthly sales records—dating back to January of this year—and, at this rate, should break its all-time annual sales record some time in October.
(For those who want to get in on the action, the 2015 Nissan LEAF, with an EPA-certified all-electric driving range of 84 miles, is on sale now with a post-tax-credit cost to drivers of $21,510.)
Also no fluke was the performance of the Nissan Rogue. With the 2015 model about to debut, the 2014 Nissan Rogue enjoyed a healthy 24 percent jump in volume last month, representing 21,419 sales and a new high point for monthly sales for the Rogue nameplate. Which, currently, does combine deliveries of both the 2014 Nissan Rogue and the old-school "Rogue Select."
The 2015 Nissan Altima joined the ranks of the record setters last month as well, with its strongest August performance ever. The bottom line here: 32,153 sales, up 3.8 percent in the highly competitive mid-size sedan segment.
Other August sales highlights for the Nissan brand:
- Nissan Versa notched 14,630 sales and a 46.4 percent increase in volume as compared to August 2013.
- Nissan Sentra, backed by 17,182 August deliveries, benefited from a 36.3 percent advance.
- Nissan Maxima made a strong move, transforming a 62.1 percent spike in demand into 6,110 August sales.
- Nissan Murano managed a 42.5 percent improvement in volume to deliver 5,594 units last month.
- Nissan GT-R accelerated volume by 69.1 percent in August and chalked up 208 sales
Unsurprisingly, those performances had a record-setting impact on the Nissan division as a whole, too: With 125,224 deliveries in the previous month, and backed by a 15.3 percent increase in volume, the brand wrapped up its 17th monthly sales record of the last 18 months.