Nissan Motor Co.’s struggle to move ahead of Honda Motor Co. in the U.S. hangs on the new Altima being shown today in New York. It’s designed to boost the sedan’s appeal after it passed Accord in 2011 to become the No. 2-selling car.
General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Volt widened its lead as the top-selling U.S. rechargeable car this year and Toyota Motor Corp. expanded plug-in Prius deliveries as Nissan Motor Co. said it’s working to boost electric Leaf sales.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s BMW brand last month increased its lead in the U.S. luxury automotive sales race with deliveries rising 19 percent on continued high demand for the X3 sport-utility vehicle.