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Sales of Misssissippi-made Nissan vehicles jump in January

nissan logoU.S. sales for Nissan jumped 11.8 percent from January 2013 to January 2014, a trend that was very much reflected in sales of vehicles produced at the Nissan plant in Canton.

Please see release on January U.S. sales numbers below.

Mississippi-built product highlights included:

— Sales of the Nissan Frontier pickup rose 87.9 percent to 4,931 units from 2,624 in January 2013.

— Nissan Altima sales totaled 22,515 units in January, an increase of 4.9 percent over the 21,464 sold in January 2013.

– Sales of Nissan Xterra rose 52.3 percent in January to 1,518 units after the sale of 997 vehicles last year.

– Nissan Sentra sales rose from 8,979 to 9,127 units, an increase of 1.6 percent.

“In spite of challenges posed by mother nature, Nissan continued on a roll in January, marking 10 monthly sales records in the last 11 months,”  Fred Diaz, Nissan’s senior vice president for U.S. Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, said in a news release. “Core models such as our all-new Rogue, now built here in the U.S., continue to spur growth in Nissan’s sales and market share.”

Nationally, Nissan total U.S. sales for January 2014 were 90,470 units, an increase of 11.8 percent compared to the 80,919 sold in January last year.

Rogue crossover sales also set a January record, with 13,831 deliveries in the month, an increase of 54.5 percent. January marked just the second full-month of sales for the 2014 Rogue, which is being built at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plant.  Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF set a January record and increased 92.6 percent to 1,252. Nissan Juke sales set a January record at 3,442, up 45.8 percent.

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