Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – November 2011


U.S. small luxury car sales chart November 2011

Since July, U.S. sales of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have increased each and every month. August was 4% better than July, September sales grew 45% from August levels, October sales jumped 3%, and November was up a further 18%. Compared with November 2010, C-Class sales last month more than doubled to 8358. The small Benz sedan/coupe duo was America’s best-selling luxury vehicle overall, beating its nearest direct rival by 790 units.

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While all that C-Class news sounds wonderful, consider the fact that the BMW 3-Series, the aforementioned direct rival, is now an outdated model. The terrific new F30 3-Series sedan will arrive in showrooms soon, at which point 3-Series sales will spike. The C-Class’s recent improvement suggests customers in this segment aren’t all willing to wait for the new 3-Series. Even so, 3-Series sales were healthy enough in November to make it America’s 20th-best-selling car.

Three dead or near dead Swedish cars suffered dramatic U.S. sales declines in November. Lexus HS250h sales plunged 74%. The Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series posted 38% and 35% drops, respectively. The Volvo S60 jumped 384%. 

Check out last month’s version of this post here and find monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles by accessing the dropdown menu in the top right of this page. Keep scrolling for a look at November’s U.S. sales data on midsize luxury cars like the top-selling Mercedes-Benz E-Class, failing Acura RL, fast-rising Audi A6, and the dying Cadillac STS.

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura TSX 
2691
+ 3.9% 27,389 – 1.1%
Audi A3
491
– 37.7% 5926 – 0.9%
Audi A4
2501
– 9.4% 31,512 + 1.1%
BMW 1-Series
664
– 34.8% 7915 – 33.5%
BMW 3-Series
7568
– 15.2% 85,882 – 5.5%
Cadillac CTS
3804
+ 2.1% 49,622 + 22.6%
Infiniti G
4508
+ 11.6% 51,715 + 1.3%
Lexus CT
1759
—– 12,122 —–
Lexus HS
207
– 73.7% 2590 – 72.9%
Lexus IS
2676
+ 4.7% 26,040 – 14.2%
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
1
—– 19 —–
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
8358
+ 113% 61,570 + 14.3%
Saab 9-3
150
– 51.0% 3710 + 15.3%
Volvo C30
317
+ 42.8% 3207 – 13.1%
Volvo S40
38
– 91.7% 2964 – 43.9%
Volvo V50
1
– 98.8% 554 – 65.2%
Volvo S60
1786
+ 384% 19,331 + 1761%


Midsize Luxury Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
45
– 73.2% 1046 – 44.8%
Acura TL
2412
– 0.8% 27,954 – 9.2%
Audi A6
1379
+ 69.8% 9269 + 18.1%
Audi A7
631
—– 5383 —–
BMW 5-Series
3564
– 29.3% 46,604 + 35.3%
Cadillac STS
94
– 69.4% 3260 – 21.3%
Hyundai Equus
300
—– 2868 —–
Hyundai Genesis
2702
– 10.1% 30,528 + 14.3%
Infiniti M
921
– 17.2% 9734 – 24.4%
Jaguar XF
429
– 10.8% 4702 – 26.9%
Lexus ES
4731
+ 16.2% 35,991 – 16.7%
Lexus GS
206
– 57.6% 3552 – 43.5%
Lincoln MKS
1017
– 8.4% 10,841 – 18.0%
Lincoln MKZ
2083
– 18.9% 25,094 + 25.3%
Mercedes-Benz 
CLS-Class
758
+ 216% 5027 + 167%
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class
5095
+ 2.2% 57,435 + 3.9%
Saab 9-5
166
+ 82.4% 1396 + 198%
Volvo S80
223
– 22.6% 4523 – 35.2%
Volvo XC70
774
– 31.4% 11,804 + 12.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

U.S. midsize luxury car sales chart November 2011
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