Nissan's China deliveries rose 1.4 percent to 108,343 in July after a flat first-half performance.
Deliveries were shored up by Nissan Motor Co.’s passenger car joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, according to Nissan’s China office.
July sales at Dongfeng-Nissan rose 3.2 percent to 91,108.
The rest of the Nissan brand’s China volume was generated by Nissan’s light truck partnership with Dongfeng, which builds the Terra SUV, the NV 200 van and the Navara pickup.
The truck joint venture delivered 912 Navaras last month, the office said, without specifying sales of the venture’s other two Nissan-badged products.
Through July, the Nissan brand’s China sales totaled 826,611, virtually unchanged from the same period last year.
The Nissan brand has been outsold by Honda in China so far this year.
In July, the Honda brand’s local sales rose 9.4 percent to 115,950. Honda’s year-to-date deliveries in China jumped 22 percent to 861,359 through July.