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Nissan, Honda US October sales rise on crossovers

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Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co each reported strong crossover model sales and record October US sales for their core brands on Monday.

[DETROIT] Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co each reported strong crossover model sales and record October US sales for their core brands on Monday.

Major automakers in the US market are expected to show a rise of about 6 per cent from a year earlier.

Nissan Motor sales rose 13.3 per cent to 103,117 vehicles, beating expectations of a 11 per cent rise. The Nissan brand's sales rose 15 per cent, while the Infiniti luxury brand's sales fell 1.2 per cent.

Nissan Rogue crossover sales increased 14 per cent to nearly 14,700. The Sentra small car's sales rose 56 per cent to 13,129.

Honda Motor's sales rose 5.8 per cent, missing expectations of an 8 per cent rise.

Honda's top-selling model was the CR-V crossover at 29,257, up 30 per cent. It eclipsed the Accord sedan, which had sales of 27,128, up 8 per cent. Civic sales fell 12 per cent to 24,154.

REUTERS