Nissan North America's U.S. sales rose 3 percent in May to 137,471 vehicles, as both Nissan and Infiniti brand grew.
Nissan brand sales were powered by "another great Rogue month," said Judy Wheeler, division vice president.
Sales at the Nissan brand rose 1.9 percent to 124,957, while those at Infiniti jumped 16 percent to 12,514.
But the increase in sales of the Rogue compact crossover, 5,105 units, was greater than the group's total increase of 3,975. Nissan sold 32,533 Rogues in May, up 19 percent, making it by far the group's best seller.
Wheeler said the Rogue Sport variant just began arriving in stores in May, accounting for just 122 sales: "Basically, anything that came into dealerships went right back out."
Although the industry selling rate has been sagging this year, Nissan's May sales were "better than expected," Wheeler said.