Japanese manufacturer Nissan has been around for ages. Despite not being the most popular, fancy, or expensive/affordable, the company has managed to stay afloat and relevant for decades. The majority of Nissan’s cars are quite economical and reliable, which are two features that probably explain Nissan’s prolonged stay in the market. Here is a list of some of the best-selling Nissan models since the company’s inception.

1. Nissan Altima

In 2021, Nissan sold around 104,000 Altimas. They sold over 140,000 cars in 2022 and 108,141 Altimas last year. Altima has impressive fuel economy standards, and its interiors aren’t badly off – this might explain the surging interest in the model.

2. Nissan Versa

The Nissan Versa is one of the best-looking Nisan SUVs. With an estimated MSRP of $16,500, the Versa is a very popular option for people who want a good car but are working with a small budget. Apart from its striking looks, the Versa has many driver-assist features. It is equipped with a CVT gearbox and comes in a wide range of trims ranging from S to SV. It’s easy to see why it’s one of Nissan’s best-sellers.

3. Nissan Juke

Interestingly, Nissan launched the Nissan Juke in 2010, and it is already one of the best-selling models in the company. More than 2 million Nissan Jukes have been sold worldwide since they started hitting the market. It is one of those cars that you either love or dislike; there is no in-between.

4. Nissan Qashqai

The Qashqai is Nissan’s best-selling crossover SUV (its first generation sold over 3 million units). Its compact SUV design appeals to many motorists, not to mention its 1.3-liter petrol engine. It has an impressive gas mileage compared to other similar cars. The Qashqai has been tweaked to reach o to 62 mph in just 10 seconds, making it relatively fast. Combining all these features and more shows why it is one of the best-selling Nissan SUVs.

5. Nissan Navara

The Navara is not a new name in the car industry – it was first launched in the 1980s. Over time, the car’s design has been modernized to compete with new pickup models such as Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux. The production of the Navara ended in 2022, but it remains one of the best-selling Nissan models of all time. The Navara was rugged yet comfortable; it was the proper workhorse for most farmers.

6. Nissan X-Trail

Crossover SUVs aside, the Nissan X-Trail is one of the most practical SUVs you can find on the road. It’s available as both a five and seven-seater, making it a popular family car. It looks like the bigger version of the Qashqai, but it only has a bigger 2.5-liter engine. Tens of thousands of Nissan X-Trails are sold every year.

7. Nissan Leaf

When car manufacturers started venturing into electric cars, Nissan was not left behind. They came up with an electric hatchback called the Nissan Leaf. In the beginning, from around 2010 to 2013, the Nissan Leaf wasn’t very popular because most people were skeptical about electric cars. However, a few years later, the Leaf started becoming more popular amongst college students, fresh graduates, and the younger generation who wanted to save more money on fuel costs. Today, there are thousands of Nissan Leafs roaming all over our roads. It is Nissan’s best-seller in that aspect.

8. Nissan GT-R

The GT-R is one of Nissan’s greatest inventions. The powerful 3.8-liter turbocharged v6 engine can produce around 471bhp. It’s powerful, sleek, and smooth on the track. The GT-R can go from 0 to 62mph in just 2.6 seconds. Close to a million Nissan GT-Rs were sold in 2023 alone.

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Last Update: April 19, 2024