For the sixth consecutive month, Franklin-based Nissan North America has posted record sales.
In August, the automaker sold 22 percent more cars and trucks to US buyers than in the same month last year. Those figures also show America as a global bright spot for Nissan. The company’s sales in Europe have been sluggish all year. In China, they only crept up one percent last month.
Nissan and its suppliers are making moves to invest more in this country. Just this week, its largest parts maker announced an expansion, creating 12-hundred new jobs in Tennessee.
The August figures show the Altima as a particular success for Nissan, with a 19 percent increase in sales. Still, the Altima has a way to go before taking the lead in the market for family sedans. The Toyota Camry remains at the head of that pack.