Fast-rising sales of the 2010 Nissan Altima helped Nissan Canada overcome declining Versa sales as Nissan posted its best ever October in Canada. 12 of 14 Nissan Canada models posted increases over October 2009 Nissan sales; the Versa and GT-R being the lone cars left out. 

By its very nature, October was never going to be as strong as September 2010; the whole Canadian market was about 12,000 sales smaller in October than September. Nissan Canada sold 6134 vehicles in October 2010 and 7798 in September 2010. Year-to-date, Nissan Canada is up 4.2%. Nissan Canada market share is down from 5% to 4.9%. Click past the jump for the story on Infiniti Canada.

Nissan Altima: 1222
Year-over-year volume change: +47.9%
Last month: 1685
Year-to-date: 11,633

Nissan Sentra: 1199
Year-over-year volume change: +10.4%
Last month: 1493
Year-to-date: 13,380

Nissan Rogue: 1041
Year-over-year volume change: +47.7%
Last month: 1247
Year-to-date: 11,517

Nissan Versa: 933
Year-over-year volume change: -56.4%
Last month: 1375
Year-to-date: 14,405

Nissan Murano: 376
Year-over-year volume change: +32.4%
Last month: 287
Year-to-date: 3003

Nissan Cube: 374
Year-over-year volume change: +18.7%
Last month: 325
Year-to-date: 2492

Nissan Frontier: 258
Year-over-year volume change: +141.1%
Last month: 332
Year-to-date: 1849

Nissan Maxima: 210
Year-over-year volume change: +56.7%
Last month: 388
Year-to-date: 1926

Nissan Titan: 146
Year-over-year volume change: +18.7%
Last month: 249
Year-to-date: 1594

Nissan Pathfinder: 100
Year-over-year volume change: +33.3%
Last month: 175
Year-to-date: 1140

Nissan Juke: 83
Year-to-date: 83

Nissan 370Z: 78
Year-over-year volume change: +136.4%
Last month: 44
Year-to-date: 828

Nissan Xterra: 76
Year-over-year volume change: +68.9%
Last month: 157
Year-to-date: 895

Nissan Armada: 35
Year-over-year volume change: +40%
Last month: 38
Year-to-date: 329

Nissan GT-R: 3
Year-over-year volume change: -66.7%
Last month: 3
Year-to-date: 59

The Infiniti Canada sales recap from October 2010 is available after the jump.

Although Infiniti Canada’s best-selling model, the G37 sedan; coupe; and convertible range, was slightly down in October 2010 compared with the same period of 2009, Infiniti grew its sales from September 2010 by 70 units in a month where the Canadian automotive market shrunk, as it always does at this time of year. Sales volume for the 2010 Infiniti EX35 stayed the same, Infiniti FX volume was down slightly compared with last month, but sales of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 are (relatively) hefty and Infiniti M and G sales jumped from September, too. 

Before Cadillac and Lincoln are included, Infiniti is to be considered Canada’s sixth most-popular luxury brand in October. Year-to-date sales at Infiniti Canada are up 17.2% through the end of October. Infiniti Canada’s market share is level at 0.5%.

Infiniti G: 422
Year-over-year volume change: -1.9%
Last month: 362
Year-to-date: 3788

Infiniti EX35: 216
Year-over-year volume change: +30.9%
Last month: 216
Year-to-date: 1711

Infiniti FX: 108
Year-over-year volume change: +5.9%
Last month: 123
Year-to-date: 933

Infiniti M: 49
Year-over-year volume change: +96%
Last month: 35
Year-to-date: 465

Infiniti QX56: 25
Year-over-year volume change: +19%
Last month: 14
Year-to-date: 169

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