Low volume certainly isn't a vice for the 2015 Nissan Versa: The longtime subcompact sales leader rang up another 11,097 deliveries in October, when the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback combine for a 28.6 percent increase in demand. Additionally, with the Altima and Sentra joining the 2015 Nissan Versa on the positive side of the sales ledger last month, Nissan was the only mainstream brand to have all of its core car models—subcompact, compact and mid-size—in the black in October.
In fact, the compact Nissan Sentra almost doubled the growth rate of the 2015 Nissan Versa, raising volume by 56.3 percent last month after delivering 13,129 units. Then, at the next step up the ladder, the 2015 Altima continued as the Nissan brand's overall volume leader; the award-winning midsize sedan earned 23,544 sales and grew volume by 8.1 percent as compared to October 2013. And beyond that trio, there were further sales highlights up and down the roster for Nissan.
The Nissan LEAF, for example, delivered a record 2,589 units in October, and not only did that represent a 29.3 percent spike in demand, it pushed the LEAF to an all-time annual sales record—with two more months to go in the 2014 selling season. An October record was set by the Nissan Rogue, too, as the brand's popular compact crossover grew volume by 13.7 percent in October by booking 14,685 sales.
Interestingly, October also saw a sudden surge in demand for the larger and more premium Nissan Murano crossover. Even as the redesigned 2015 Murano prepares to start production this month in Mississippi, the 2014 version turned in 4,271 deliveries and a whopping 37.7 percent advance.
With all that going on, the Nissan division reaped its 13th monthly sales record in a row in October, leveraging 94,072 deliveries for a 14.9 percent growth rate.