Global sales for Nissan Motor Co.'s premium brand Infiniti rose 9 percent in May from a year earlier and have risen 37 percent for the first five months of the year.
Infiniti's global chief, Roland Krueger, believes the sales momentum will likely continue as a key new product is due to hit showrooms in the United States, the brand's biggest market.
"Production of the new version of our best-selling vehicle -- the Q50 sedan -- just began in Japan, and will be in U.S. dealerships soon, followed by other international markets," Krueger said in a press release.
Infiniti's global sales rose to 19,565 vehicles in May and 104,512 vehicles for the first five months.
In the U.S., Infiniti sales rose 16 percent to 12,514 units in May. Year-to-date sales are up 24 percent to 66,872 vehicles.