The Nissan Leaf is all about taking life to the next level. Sure, it’s an EV with low emissions and high fuel economy numbers, allowing owners to take their conservation efforts up a notch. But, it’s also much more than just an EV; it’s as reliable and valuable of a model as any of Nissan’s other small car offerings. It all adds up to an unprecedented and unmatched combination of revolutionary technology, practicality, and style.
New car owners have been taking notice, right from the very first moment the Nissan Leaf hit the market. It’s already sold over 142,000 units worldwide, with over 64,000 units sold just in the United States. Last year, the Leaf set a record for most electric vehicle sales in a year. This year, it set that record all over again.
“With nearly 20 electric cars or plug-in hybrid models on the road today, Nissan LEAF remains at the head of the class, outselling the nearest competitor by 50 percent through September,” said Brendan Jones, director of Nissan electric vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “Since the initial launch in 2010 our primary goal is to bring electric vehicles to the mass market in a practical and fun-to-drive package, and we continue to deliver electric cars to more new buyers than anyone else.”
We’ve still got two months to make many more Nissan Leaf converts, so come see us here at Blackburn Nissan to check out the Leaf and help us push that Nissan Leaf electric vehicle sales record even higher.
The fight for first is a tough one in the automotive industry. Recently, Nissan has been gaining ground on some of its top competitors – Honda and Toyota. While Nissan hasn’t been obsessed with taking the top spot, the rivalry has been intensifying for over 25 years. Nissan may leapfrog over Honda, which is currently in the number 2 spot as they have diversified their lineup in recent years.
Jose Munoz, chairman of Nissan North America plans to target a 10% share of the U.S. market by 2016. This is a steady gain as recent years they have held anywhere from 7% to 9%. Currently Honda holds about 9.1% of the U.S. market which is definitely within striking distance for Nissan.
With the new 2015 lineup, Nissan executives believe that they will take Honda’s spot in the not-so-distant future. When talking about Honda, Dave Sargent, VP, global automotive from J.D. Power They hope to do so by offering a variety of different models that tailor to many different consumers.
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Believe it or not, the first month of 2014 is already in the books. If you’re anything like us here at Blackburn Nissan, it’s easy to lose track of time when you are almost constantly digging yourself out from beneath a nice, thick blanket of snow, but we digress. Nissan Group has announced its first month sales figures, and the results are enough to warm our hearts (though maybe not necessarily enough to warm our hands).
Nissan Group total sales in the United States for January totaled 90,470 units, which is nearly a full 10,000 units better than January 2013 sales and good for an 11.8 percent increase. Nissan division sales accounted for 81,472 of that figure, good for a 10.4 percent jump over 2013; and Infiniti sales came in just under 9,000 and leapt an astounding 26.3 percent.
What’s more, in just the second full month of sales for the all-new 2014 Rogue, the CUV set a January record by delivering 13,831 models and increasing 54.5 percent over the previous January.
The Altima was Nissan’s top-seller with 22,515 units sold, which is a 4.9 percent improvement over last year. The LEAF also had an impressive month; its total of 1,252 deliveries marks a 92.6 percent increase over the beginning of 2013 and represents a promising trend for EVs in 2014.
More information on individual Nissan and Infiniti models can be found at the official press release. To test drive the latest Nissan vehicles, stop in and see us at Blackburn today!