Nissan July U.S. Sales Rise More Than Analysts Had Predicted

Nissan Motor Co.’s July U.S. auto sales rose 7.8 percent, beating the average analyst estimate for a 5.3 percent gain. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV kept its sales-gain streak alive with U.S. deliveries rising 6.2 percent in July as buyers snapped up Jeep sport utility vehicles, Chrysler 200 family sedans and Ram pickups.

Japan’s second-largest automaker reported July records for the Nissan brand and for the company. Sales of its luxury Infiniti brand rose 22 percent to 10,433.