Al Castignetti, Nissan’s vice president and general manager, said of the company’s stellar September numbers, “Thanks to a strong and diverse lineup of cars and trucks, Nissan division sales marked the best September in 26 years.”
September U.S. sales rose 25% to 92,964 vehicles. Car sales jumped 28% and trucks reported a strong 19.5% increase.
Nissan was not alone with its positive September numbers, although Ford’s (NYSE:F) increases weren’t as dramatic. Ford reported a 9% increase in September U.S. sales to 175,199 vehicles. Its brand utilities saw a whopping 35% increase, its best September sales month since 2004, and its trucks posted a 15% increase. This helped offset the 9% decline in cars.
“Ford continues to deliver strong sales results in a dynamic marketplace with a broad portfolio of fuel-efficient, high-quality products,” said Ken Czubay, vice president, U.S. Marketing Sales and Service.