Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – July 2011


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July 2011 marked the third consecutive month in which the BMW 3-Series was the best-selling luxury vehicle in America. Year-to-date, the BMW’s lead over the next-closest competitor, the Lexus RX, is more than 7000 sales. But the BMW was just one of America’s six best-selling cars to suffer year-over-year declines in July 2011.

It gets much worse than the 3-Series BMW’s 2.9% drop, however, even among those six most popular premium vehicles. Sales of the Lexus RX plunged 33%; the Infiniti G slid 21.5%; and the Cadillac CTS fell 19.3%  The CTS, in fact, was one of six Cadillac models (that means all of them) to post declines in comparison to July 2010

All in all, only 14 of America’s 30 most popular premium vehicles reported improved sales. Two of those cars aren’t as easily labelled “premium” as the others. The Hyundai Genesis (up 52.3%) includes both the $34,200-$46,500 sedan and the $22,250-$30,750 Genesis Coupe. The Corvette (up 7.7%), meanwhile, wears the plebeian Chevy bow tie. Yet with prices ranging from $49,045 to $110,300, the Corvette certainly seems premium. 

Eight of July 2011’s Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles in America are sold by Japanese brands. There are 13 German-brand vehicles represented along with one Swede, one Brit, one Korean, and six Americans.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
Status
July 2011
July 2010 
Year-To-Date
#1
BMW 3-Series
8640
8897
52,502
#2
Lexus RX
5471
8162
45,309
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5114
5462
37,074
#4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
4554
5309
34,535
#5
Infiniti G
4490
5721
32,806
#6
Cadillac CTS
4449
5516
31,454
#7
BMW 5-Series
4318
2724
29,605
#8
Cadillac SRX
4133
5723
30,333
#9
Hyundai Genesis
3517
2309
18,971
#10
Acura MDX
3438
4194
25,633
#11
BMW X5
3330
2815
19,225
#12
Lincoln MKZ
2869
1590
16,785
#13
Lexus ES
2850
4093
19,446
#14
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2778
1973
16,967
#15
Acura TL
2555
3123
17,969
#16
Lexus IS
2305
3100
15,320
#17
Audi A4
2274
2665
21,085
#18
BMW X3
2207
559
14,932
#19
Acura TSX
2137
3242
16,346
#20
Lincoln MKX
1915
1443
12,728
#21
Audi Q5
1900
1930
13,035
#22
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
1889
1179
12,925
#23
Cadillac Escalade
1690
2209
13,328
#24
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
1628
1805
13,140
#25
Volvo S60
1584
—–
12,632
#26
Lexus CT200h
1553
—–
5321
#27
Porsche Cayenne
1342
910
8219
#28
Audi A5
1313
1238
9133
#29
Chevrolet Corvette
1291
1199
8187
#30
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
1160
793
8129

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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