According to Ocean City Nissan Dealers, during that period, the automaker produced 4,834,388 vehicles, representing both a 14.7 percent increase over the previous fiscal year and an all-time record. And remember, this includes a notable increase in production in the U.S., where Nissan has two vehicle-manufacturing facilities and one powertrain-assembly plant: The Canton, Miss., location builds the Nissan Altima, Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan and new Nissan NV commercial vehicles; the one in Smyrna, Tenn., is responsible for the Altima along with the Nissan Frontier, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Xterra and Nissan Pathfinder; and the Decherd, Tenn., complex manufactures engines for all of them.
Of course, while producing a record number of new vehicles is a significant achievement for Nissan, actually selling them is even more important – according to Indianapolis Used Cars, the automaker did plenty of that in the past fiscal year, too. In fact, Nissan’s global sales jumped 15 percent during that period, on deliveries of 4,880,779 units—another all-time record. And once again, the U.S. was a key market for the automaker. In fact, Nissan’s U.S. business is on its own streak of record-breaking sales months, setting new benchmarks in both February and March.
Nissan also is well-positioned to ensure this kind of success continues, especially in this country. That’s because a slew of brand-new models is slated to launch in 2012 at a Nissan dealer, including the next-gen versions of the Nissan Altima, Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan Sentra, all of which are due this fall—with two more new products coming early in 2013.
“The all-new Altima goes on sale this summer and will be followed closely by the all-new Pathfinder and Sentra,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president for Sales and Marketing for Nissan North America. “And when the next two new models launch in 2013, we will have refreshed 75 percent of our volume, rewarding our loyal owners and attracting new customers into Nissan showrooms.”