January 2013 Large Luxury Car Sales In America


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Surging LS sales propelled the biggest Lexus to a segment victory in January 2013. The Lexus LS has a big advantage over cars like the similarly-popular Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Its base price, $71,990, is $23,010 lower than the base price of Mercedes-Benz’s least expensive V8 S-Class. 

In fact, the LS’s price puts it closer to the Hyundai Equus (shown in a separate table below with other not-quite-Panamera-fighting-sedans) than it is to the S-Class. The same could be said of the Jaguar XJ, Audi A8

U.S. January 2013 large luxury car sales chart
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During the first ten months of 2012, Lexus couldn’t manage more than 1000 units in a month. It’s safe to assume that Lexus won’t sell 35,000 LS460s and LS600 hybrids this year like they did in 2007, when the overall market was larger. But 13,000-16,000 units seems possible. Last year, the segment-leading S-Class sold 11,794 times.

In this and other segment breakdowns, GoodCarBadCar has made some changes so observers can see all possible comparables in one place. In this large luxury car sales post, however, the accompanying chart does not include the four sub-$60K cars which, on pricing grounds, GCBC also displays with midsize luxury cars.

The tables below are now sortable – click any column’s header to arrange by volume or year-over-year change. As always, you can click any model name to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures.

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Large Luxury Car
January 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
504
+ 55.6% 504 + 55.6%
424
+ 3.7% 424 + 3.7%
583
– 40.3% 583 – 40.3%
401
+ 6.4% 401 + 6.4%
1077
+ 88.0% 1077 + 88.0%
938
+ 19.5% 938 + 19.5%
588
– 16.4% 588 – 16.4%

Large (Cheaper) 
Luxury Cars
January 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
Cadillac DTS *
3
– 96.6% 3 – 96.6%
1900
—– 1900 —–
253
– 13.4% 253 – 13.4%
909
+ 22.7% 909 + 22.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* Indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown

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