July 2012 Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America


U.S. July 2012 small luxury car sales chart
Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales Chart
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A rare victory was scored by BMW USA in July 2012 as the 5-Series outsold the Mercedes-Benz E-Class for only the second time in 2012. Not so rare was the BMW 3-Series’ ability to outsell all premium brand vehicles (and dozens of mainstream brand vehicles, as well) including the surging Infiniti G25 and G37. G sales shot up 64%, and 3-Series sales fell 11%, but the 3-Series’ best-selling Japanese rival came up 288 units short.

Successful though the Infiniti G has proven to be in 2012, its M-badged big brother has suffered many months of sales declines. Only in May and June did the M37/M56/M Hybrid sell more frequently than in the equivalent period of 2011. Year-to-date, Infiniti M U.S. sales volume is down 9%. July sales slid 7%. The hefty Cadillac XTS, in only its second month on sale, sold more often than the Infiniti.

U.S. July 2012 midsize luxury car sales chart
Midsize Luxury Car Sales Chart

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures (which happen to show Infiniti’s M range has never sold well) for all these models can be accessed free of charge through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. GoodCarBadCar has already ranked July’s 30 best-selling luxury vehicles in America. And after the jump you’ll find detailed July and year-to-date U.s. sales data for a bunch of pricey automobiles.

Small/Entry Luxury Car
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura ILX
1410
—– 2659 —–
Acura TSX 
1980
– 7.3% 19,594 + 19.9%
Audi A3
651
+ 49.3% 4229 + 11.2%
Audi A4
3449
+ 51.7% 22,008 + 4.4%
BMW 1-Series
379
– 42.9% 4543 – 13.6%
BMW 3-Series
7653
– 11.4% 54,415 + 3.6%
Cadillac CTS
4743
+ 6.6% 30,226 – 3.9%
Infiniti G
7365
+ 64.0% 36,114 + 10.1%
Lexus CT200h
1499
– 3.5% 10,945 + 106%
Lexus HS250h
4
– 98.7% 626 – 62.4%
Lexus IS
2296
– 0.4% 16,490 + 7.6%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
5663
+ 24.4% 43,349 + 25.5%
Volvo C30
271
– 13.1% 1638 – 15.8%
Volvo S60
1934
+ 22.1% 14,382 + 13.9%

Midsize Luxury Car
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
40
– 42.9% 254 – 71.6%
Acura TL
2358
– 7.7% 20,411 + 13.6%
Audi A6
1691
+ 66.8% 10,275 + 124%
Audi A7
578
– 18.5% 4827 + 78.7%
BMW 5-Series
5700
+ 32.0% 33,451 + 13.0%
Cadillac STS
7
– 94.7% 149 – 94.4%
Cadillac XTS
1739
—– 2492 —–
Hyundai Equus
362
+ 19.9% 2347 + 38.5%
Hyundai Genesis
3103
– 11.8% 22,085 + 16.4%
Infiniti M
652
– 6.5% 5593 – 9.4%
Jaguar XF
485
+ 3.0% 3458 + 20.2%
Lexus ES
3759
+ 31.9% 22,024 + 13.3%
Lexus GS
1662
+ 410% 12,732 + 429%
Lincoln MKS
878
– 19.7% 7682 + 22.5%
Lincoln MKZ
3033
+ 5.7% 17,572 + 4.7%
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
665
– 5.5% 4593 + 126%
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5089
– 0.5% 35,455 – 4.4%
Volvo S80
231
– 50.1% 2148 – 28.3%
Volvo XC70
420
– 28.3% 3042 – 3.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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