Nissan Motor Corp. said its May sales in the United States jumped nearly 25 percent from May 2012, setting a new May U.S. sales record for the automaker.
Brisk sales of the Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra helped push Nissan's total U.S. May sales to 114,457 units, up from 91,794 units in May 2012.
"We are in the midst of launching five all-new, top-selling Nissan models in 15 months, and the effort is paying off," said Jose Munoz, senior vice president for sales and marketing, Nissan Americas.
"Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra, the first three of these launches, are up a combined 64.6 percent in May, which shows that our new products are hitting the sweet spot of delivering the innovation, style and value that buyers want."
The midsize Altima led all Nissan models with sales of 31,940 units, a 41 percent increase over May 2012.
Sales of the Pathfinder SUV jumped a whopping 293 percent, from 2,377 units in May 2012 to 9,340 units in May 2013. The new model debuted in late 2012.
Sales of the Sentra compact sedan rose by 64.5 percent to 12,504 units, according to the automaker.
The Rogue crossover SUV had its best month ever, with sales of 17,333 units, a 48 percent year-over-year increase.
Among other highlights, sales of the all-electric Leaf jumped 319 percent to 2,138 units.
Since launching the 2013 Leaf in March, Nissan has sold 6,311 units, according to the automaker.