Nissan Motor Co. (Tokyo: 7201) said June U.S. car sales rose 28.2 percent on gains for almost every model in the Nissan lineup, demonstrating the continued recovery of the Japanese automotive industry after last year's Japanese earthquake and tsunami and flooding in Thailand.
Nissan sold a total of 92.237 vehicles in June. Car sales increased 19.1 percent, while truck sales increased 45.2 percent. The flagship Nissan Altima led the way with an 11.7 percent sales boost. G-class vehicles were the top sellers for the Infiniti brand. Nissan vehicle sales are up 14.4 percent for the first half of 2012 compared to the year before.
Nissan shares rose 0.94 percent to 750 yen ($9.40) Tuesday.