Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12 per cent in 2017 to more than 2 million vehicles, driven by the all-new Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full-size SUV and the Infiniti QX30 compact luxury crossover.
Nissan’s global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13 per cent, while Infiniti luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9 per cent in 2017. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year. The Kicks benefited from its first full year of sales in Mexico, Latin America and China, reaching nearly 109,000 sales worldwide. The small crossover will launch this year in the US and Canada and is expected to further accelerate Nissan’s crossover momentum.
“The improvement in our global crossover and SUV sales made a significant contribution to Nissan’s growth in 2017,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president for Nissan. “We increased crossover and SUV sales by nearly 230,000 units last year and expect our momentum to accelerate in 2018 as we expand Kicks availability to the US and Canada, execute the global launch of the new Infiniti QX50 luxury midsize crossover and start sales of the Datsun Cross in Indonesia.”
The Nissan Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai platform mates generated more than 1.38 million sales worldwide in 2017, an increase of 10 per cent, and ranked as Nissan’s No. 1 platform by volume.
A refreshed Nissan Armada in the US and continued strong sales of the Nissan Patrol in the Middle East helped sales of that platform increase 79 per cent worldwide to nearly 80,000 vehicles, proving that full-size, body-on-frame SUVs are still in high demand.

Nissan’s global sales driven by crossover and SUV models

Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12 per cent in 2017 to more than 2 million vehicles, driven by the all-new Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full-size SUV and the Infiniti QX30 compact luxury crossover.
Nissan’s global crossover and SUV models increased nearly 13 per cent, while Infiniti luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9 per cent in 2017. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year. The Kicks benefited from its first full year of sales in Mexico, Latin America and China, reaching nearly 109,000 sales worldwide. The small crossover will launch this year in the US and Canada and is expected to further accelerate Nissan’s crossover momentum.
“The improvement in our global crossover and SUV sales made a significant contribution to Nissan’s growth in 2017,” said Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president for Nissan. “We increased crossover and SUV sales by nearly 230,000 units last year and expect our momentum to accelerate in 2018 as we expand Kicks availability to the US and Canada, execute the global launch of the new Infiniti QX50 luxury midsize crossover and start sales of the Datsun Cross in Indonesia.”
The Nissan Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai platform mates generated more than 1.38 million sales worldwide in 2017, an increase of 10 per cent, and ranked as Nissan’s No. 1 platform by volume.
A refreshed Nissan Armada in the US and continued strong sales of the Nissan Patrol in the Middle East helped sales of that platform increase 79 per cent worldwide to nearly 80,000 vehicles, proving that full-size, body-on-frame SUVs are still in high demand.