NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Nissan Motor Co. (NSANY)  looks to increase sales and profitability in the U.S., its biggest market, the company said, after Japan's number two automaker reported a 14% jump in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda Motor Co. (HMC) - Get Report , Reuetrs reports.

In the first six months of the year, Nissan's U.S. sales were up 12.8%, making it the sixth-best selling car maker in the country. It surpassed Hyundai Motor Co. and is closing in on Honda, whose sales slipped 0.8% during the same period.

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