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Tenn. Based Nissan North America Posts Record Sales Gains

Credit nissanusa.com

DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — Most major car companies posted impressive sales gains in November, including Middle Tennessee based Nissan North America.

Superstorm Sandy gave an added push to already strong U.S. auto sales last month. But carmakers warn uncertainty over the "fiscal cliff" could hurt sales in coming months.

Most major companies, from Toyota to Chrysler, posted impressive increases from a year earlier. Only General Motors was left struggling to explain its lackluster 3-percent sales gain.

Franklin based Nissan North America is reporting record sales in November. Nissan’s U.S. sales were nearly 13 percent better in November than the same month last year.

Industry experts say Hurricane Sandy boosted demand. Ford estimates that the storm added 20,000 to 30,000 sales industry wide in November. The storm pushed some sales from October into November and thousands more had to replace storm damage vehicles.