Nissan sales continue to sputter in the year's second half, though dealer inventory shows improvement.
Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. sales tumbled 23 percent during the third quarter to 154,086. Nissan Division sold 142,845 vehicles in the latest period, down 24 percent from a year earlier.
Most Nissan brand nameplates witnessed year-over-year sales declines in the third quarter. However, the updated Altima midsize sedan and Z sports car saw a surge in sales.