Luxury Car Sales In America - March 2013

2013 Audi A4 silver sedan
March 2013 USA small luxury car sales chart
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It's a bit silly, really. We're all going to act like the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a "luxury" car just because it's a Benz. Meanwhile, GCBC gets daily emails decrying the premium status afforded to $50K+ Acuras. Whatever. 

Luxury isn't clearly defined by equipment levels or price points or leather quality. How you define it will differ from how your neighbour defines it. If you have suggestions, make sure they run the gamut, and then send them to GCBC through the Contact page.


USA March 2013 midsize luxury car sales chart
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Significant year-over-year U.S. sales decreases were reported by many leading luxury cars in March 2013. The BMW 3-Series slid 10.5%; the Mercedes-Benz C-Class rose 32%. The 3-Series' monthly lead amounted to a narrower-than-normal 462-unit victory. Both the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class fell. The E-Class's loss amounted to 1561 units. At the bottom of this post, the Audi A3 and Lexus CT200h both lost half their sales.

With assistance from the Allroad, Audi A4 sales jumped 20% in March. Audi's A6 posted an 18% improvement last month. Audi USA sold more A6s in March 2013 than in March 2010 and March 2011 combined. It remains a much less popular option than either BMW's 5-Series or the Mercedes E-Class. But nearly as many midsize luxury buyers turned to the A6 as the Infiniti M, Jaguar XF, and Acura RLX in March.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now are sortable, so you can rank U.S. luxury cars any which way you like. 

Click Column Headers To Sort - March 2014April 2013February 2013 - March 2012
Small Luxury Car
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
1492
- 55.5%4176- 53.6%
3951
+ 20.1%9795+ 12.8%
1628
- 5.0%4001+ 7.8%
594
- 44.3%1291- 38.3%
8858
- 10.5%20,662- 16.3%
1605
- 38.5%4084- 42.5%
3587
-----9750-----
2791
- 37.8%7862- 34.9%
5572
- 7.1%12,916- 15.7%
2255
- 17.0%5173- 21.9%
8396
+ 32.4%22,912+ 26.5%
1957
- 24.7%5947+ 0.1%

Midsize Luxury Cars 

Large Inexpensive 
Luxury Cars
March 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
8
- 78.9%32- 67.7%
336
-----352-----
1746
+ 18.1%4375+ 22.2%
797
- 0.1%2083+ 2.9%
5306
- 2.7%12,139- 4.5%
Cadillac DTS
-----
- 100%3- 98.7%
Cadillac STS
-----
- 100%1- 98.9%
3061
-----7130-----
291
- 17.3%814- 12.3%
641
- 32.5%1568- 44.0%
800
+ 30.3%1899+ 22.5%
1882
- 26.4%4089- 19.0%
924
- 45.3%2755- 16.2%
563
- 21.8%1695- 3.5%
4009
- 28.0%13,689- 1.3%
5
- 96.5%20- 95.4%
188
- 46.4%515- 35.5%

Tweeners
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
3080
+ 5.4%6793- 19.3%
4157
- 1.9%11,372- 15.6%
5686
- 22.5%16,034- 19.7%
1117
+ 773%2709+ 1604%
3124
- 8.9%8113- 1.4%
6798
+ 116%16,801+ 96.5%
2360
- 19.5%3758- 46.9%
6088
- 11.7%14,007- 19.9%
6982
+ 110%17,525+ 74.5%
1770
+ 33.4%4085- 1.7%
431
- 5.3%1120- 16.8%

Entry Luxury Car
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
2059
-----5614-----
120
- 81.0%743- 56.0%
3564
+ 42.7%11,395+ 129%
1062
- 52.2%3245- 33.6%
199
+ 9.3%522- 24.6%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* Also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown where it may be more (or less) closely linked with classmates
^ It's assumed that the CTS will be moved up into the midsize segment with the E-Class and 5-Series when the new model arrives, if not before

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - March 2014 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - April 2013
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Car Sales In America - February 2013
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - March 2012
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - March 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2013
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - March 2013

1 comment:

  1. Lexus ES is hard to know where exactly it is..

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