Nissan Motors on Wednesday said its US auto sales in November rose 26.8 percent over last year, led by sales of its various lines of cars and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), such as Versa and Rogue model.

The company sold 71,366 vehicles in November as against 56,288 vehicles during the same period a year ago.

Nissan is maintaining momentum across the lineup, including the launch of the all-new Juke sport cross, said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan division.  Rogue and Versa led the way, and we're also pleased to see substantial gains from vehicles like Altima and our trucks and SUVs.

Sales of Infiniti brand vehicles rose 45 percent, with sales of the G Sedan rising 36 percent, the carmaker said.

The all-new Infiniti M and QX models continue to lead our strong sales growth, with triple-digit percentage gains, said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. With the enhancements we've made to our core G Line, we're seeing more customers respond by visiting our showrooms.

Among the five vehicles produced at Nissan's plant in Smyrna, Maxima sales were down 13.6 percent, to 4,318 units; Frontier sales were up 56.3 percent, to 3,137; Xterra sales were down 12.9 percent, to 1,465; and Pathfinder sales were up 12.6 percent, to 1,835. The Altima remains Nissan's best-selling vehicle, with its sales increasing 18.6 percent, to 18,372.

Year-to-date, Nissan North America's sales rose 17 percent.