Infiniti reaches all-times record sales in U.S. market; Mexican plant still in the works
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Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti reported sales of 18,198 vehicles in the U.S. during December, an increase of 21 percent, making this its all-time greatest sales month. For the year, the company also reached a record level with 138,293 vehicles sold, an increase of four percent over 2015.
Sales of the QX50 luxury crossover increased 39 percent with 2,026 vehicles delivered -its best sales month in its history and an increase of 210 percent for the year. Sales of the QX70 performance crossover increased 56 percent to 1,086. Both the QX60 and QX80 had their best ever year. Overall, Infiniti crossovers and sport utility vehicle sales increased 16 percent for the month.
With 5,794 vehicles delivered, sales of the Q50 sports sedan were up 24 percent, making it the best December and highest calendar year total for the model ever. Sales of the all-new Q60 sports coupe increased 24 percent with 1,018 vehicles delivered for its best month since 2011. Overall Infiniti coupes and sedans were up 28 percent for the month.
In its press release, the company reiterated plans to expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017. Infiniti currently builds an assembly plant in Aguascalientes as part of a joint-venture with Daimler, Mercedes-Benz parent company.