Infiniti breaks sales records in first half of 2016

Time 9:22 am, July 18, 2016

INFINITI achieved a new sales record in the first six months of 2016. 

In Europe, the carmaker sold 9,535 vehicles in the past six months – up 177 per cent over the same period last year. Meanwhile, 1,586 vehicles were sold across the continent only in June, marking an increase of 154 per cent.

Across the highly competitive EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa), 16,251 Infiniti cars were sold in the first half of 2016 – up 45 per cent compared to the results from the same period of 2015.

In June, 2,838 customers bought a new Infiniti in EMEA – 46 per cent more than in June 2015 – and the strongest model in Europe was again the premium active compact Infiniti Q30, which found 6,438 customers year-to-date.

Within Europe, Infiniti was most successful in France. So far in 2012, 2,190 Infiniti cars have been sold across the country so far – an increase of 260 per cent in comparison to the same period of the year before.

In June, sales went up to 448 vehicles, more than twice as many as in June 2015. Meanwhile, in the UK, 1,565 customers chose a new Infiniti in the first six months of 2016 – an increase of 157 per cent over the first half of 2015.

Francois Goupil de Bouille, vice president of Infiniti Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: ‘We are very proud of the sales achievements we have made in 2016 this far. The results highlight the trust that customers have in our vehicles.

‘With the QX30 premium active crossover, the newly upgraded Q50 sports sedan and the all-new Q60 premium sports coupe to be launched later this year, we are confident to continue our success in Europe.’

Worldwide, Infiniti sold more than 110,200 vehicles in the first half of 2016, which corresponds to an increase of seven per cent over the same period last year. In the month of June, more than 19,300 cars were sold, up 15 per cent versus June 2015, and in the second quarter of the year (April-June), Infiniti set a new record with almost 53,000 vehicles sold representing an increase of four per cent.

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