Nissan Mexico reaches record levels in production, sales during March
Nissan Motor’s global sales and production rose to record levels in the twelve-month period ending March 31, 2017, driven by the popularity of crossovers such as the Rogue, currently one of best-selling models in the U.S. market.
Sales for the 12 months ended March 31, 2017, increased for a fourth consecutive year, gaining 4% to 5,642,381 vehicles. Production increased 9% to 5,695,774 units. Sales and output also set single-month records during the month of March.
In Mexico, Nissan’s production reached a record 86,874 units in March, a 25.7% hike compared to same month 2016. During the last twelve months, production totaled 863,915 vehicles, up 4.1% compared to the previous twelve-month period.
Meanwhile, U.S. plants produced 94,886 vehicles, a 4.4% decrease. From April 2016 to March 2017 production totaled 990,938 units, 0.4% less than the previous twelve-month period.
Sales in Mexico reached the record figure of 37,452 units in March, a 20.3% hike. From April 2016 to March 2017 Nissan sold 409,293 vehicles, also a record and a 14.4% increase compared to the previous twelve months.
As to March 31, Nissan has remained for 94 consecutive months as the leading brand in sales, with a current Mexican market share of 27.2%.
In the U.S. market Nissan sold a record 168,832 units, up 3.2%. During the last twelve months, the Japanese automaker sold 1,581,110 vehicles, a 4.2% increase and also a record figure.
Three built-in-Mexico Nissan models awarded
Three models built by Nissan in Mexico were honored at the twelfth annual edition of ‘Best Fleet Value in America’ awards granted by Vincentric, a data analysis firm specialized in auto industry.
Nissan Versa S Plus took the Best Fleet Value Subcompact award while the Versa Note S Plus was named Best Fleet Value Subcompact Hatchback, both models won their categories for second year in a row.
The Nissan NV200 S received the Best Fleet Value Small Commercial Cargo Van merit for the fourth time. Nissan builds the awarded units at production facilities in Cuernavaca (established in 1966) and Aguascalientes.