Nissan 2012 sales rose 9.5 percent

Nissan reports 2012 sales gain of 9.5 percent, led by Altima and Rogue

Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Nissan North America Inc. said Thursday that its sales rose 9.5 percent in 2012 on strong demand for its Altima sedan and Rogue crossover.

BY THE NUMBERS: The Japanese automaker sold 1.14 million vehicles in 2012, up 9.5 percent from about 1 million in 2011.

TOP SELLER: The Japanese automaker said 2012 Altima sales rose 12.6 percent to 302,934, from 268,981 in 2011.

HOT MODELS: Nissan sold 142,349 Rogues, up 14.3 percent from 124,543 in 2011. Quest minivan sales jumped almost 50 percent to 18,275, from 12,199. Versa sedan sales rose 13.6 percent to 113,327, from 99,730 in 2011.

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