Nissan North America's July sales fell 3.2 percent to 128,295 vehicles as weak car sales dragged down rising truck sales, in line with the industry trend.
Nissan brand's crossover, pickup and SUV sales set a July record, rising 5 percent to 60,695. But car sales dropped 12 percent to 56,760.
The brand's best-seller, the Rogue crossover, posted a 2.6 percent sales decline to 32,425. Production of the new Rogue Sport, which began hitting showrooms this summer, is ramping up, and more vehicles will be available heading into the fall, said Judy Wheeler, Nissan Division vice president of U.S. sales.
Among other Nissan brand trucks, Titan sales more than tripled to 3,791 in July, from 1,143 a year earlier, while Armada SUV sales quadrupled to 2,477 vehicles from 606. The NV200 van set a July record with 1,625 in sales, up 9.8 percent.