The Earthquake and Tsunami had a big impact on Japanese car production and sales. A large number of Nissans slated for the US were destroyed at the port during the Tsunami. In May 2011, Nissan GT-R sales were up 48% versus a year ago with 132 cars sold. This brings the total sales for 2011 to 728 cars, or a 73% increase from 2010.
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported May U.S. sales of 76,148 units versus 83,764 units a year earlier, a decrease of 9.1 percent. Nissan Division sales were down 7.8 percent for the month at 69,759 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased 21.0 percent from the prior year, to 6,389 units.
For 2011, NNA sales have increased 15.2 percent to 433,032 units. Nissan Division deliveries are up 16.4 percent, while Infiniti sales have increased 5.1 percent, calendar year to date.
Source: Nissan News