Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - June 2013

2013 BMW 4-Series coupe
Americans registered 63% more 3-Series-badged BMWs in June 2013 than in the same period last year. The 3-Series' lead over the Mercedes-Benz C-Class expanded to 3260 units through six months. Presumably, the 3-Series will take a hit as coupe sales migrate to the 4-Series nameplate. 

USA luxury auto market share chart June 2013
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The Lexus RX remains the luxury crossover leader, having sold more than twice as often as the next-best-selling Acura RDX in June. No other premium brand (listed below the first table) utility vehicle sold more than 4000 copies in June, although Mercedes-Benz M-Class volume appears to be in recovery.

Seven of the 15 best-selling premium brand vehicles and eleven of the 15 best-selling $45K+ vehicles in America were SUVs or crossovers. 32% of the BMWs sold were X nameplates. 29% of Mercedes-Benz's volume (Sprinter excluded) was SUV-derived. The RX, GX, and LX account for 46% of all Lexus sales.


Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these models can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well.

July 2013May 2013 - June 2012
Rank
Luxury Vehicle
June 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
10,957 + 62.6% 49,162 + 5.1%
#2
Lexus RX
8647 + 0.1% 45,818 + 4.1%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
7639 + 17.4% 45,902 + 21.8%
#4
Lexus ES
5680 + 50.3% 33,493 + 83.4%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5181 - 7.3% 28,231 - 7.0%
#6
Infiniti G
4730 - 10.3% 24,097 - 16.2%
#7
BMW 5-Series
4484 - 16.6% 25,891 - 6.7%
#8
Acura RDX
4023 + 30.2% 22,200 + 96.9%
#9
Cadillac SRX
3912 - 8.2% 23,990 - 5.7%
#10
Audi A4
3824 + 3.2% 20,589 + 10.9%
#11
Acura MDX
3813 - 25.8% 21,663 - 6.1%
#12
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3651 + 26.3% 19,312 - 6.4%
#13
Audi Q5
3493 + 25.6% 18,310 + 35.2%
#14
Cadillac ATS
3459 --- 19,183 ---
#15
BMW X5
3406 - 15.2% 21,459 + 7.4%
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don't report specific monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati only report brand totals. Buick has been excluded with a bunch of other automakers that don't sell vehicles with base prices higher than $40K. A4 sales include the Allroad.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
(Min. Base Price $50,000)
June 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5181 - 7.3% 28,231 - 7.0%
#2
BMW 5-Series
4484 - 16.6% 25,891 - 6.7%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3651 + 26.3% 19,312 - 6.4%
#4
BMW X5
3406 - 15.2% 21,459 + 7.4%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2419 + 24.8% 14,946 + 29.0%
#6
Cadillac Escalade
1888 - 3.9% 10,663 + 1.0%
#7
GMC Yukon XL
1824 - 22.2% 14,704 + 63.8%
#8
Porsche Cayenne
1823 + 76.6% 9519 + 46.7%
#9
Lexus GS
1728 - 14.5% 9068 - 18.1%
#10
BMW 6-Series
1409 + 119% 5154 + 44.1%
#11
Audi Q7
1227 + 78.3% 6580 + 47.9%
#12
Infiniti QX56
912 - 12.6% 5967 - 7.8%
#13
Land Rover Range Rover
902 + 22.9% 5320 + 27.9%
#14
Land Rover 
Range Rover Sport
887 - 28.2% 7195 - 0.2%
#15
Lexus GX460
884 + 9.4% 4415 - 9.7%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
$45,000 USD (before delivery) is an arbitrary borderline, but if GCBC was to follow this system of designating only expensive vehicles as luxury vehicles, adding approximately $15,000 to the average new car transaction price seemed like a fitting place to begin. Plenty of less expensive vehicles with specific models feature prices above $45,000 - M, RS, and AMG models come to mind, specifically - but in the case of the second list, we know that none of the registrations were of cars priced at $32,550, as would be the case with the new BMW 320i, which costs less than a Honda Accord V6 Touring. The biggest problem with a $45,000 minimum price of entry? Cars like the Cadillac XTS, which starts at $44,075.


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1 comment:

  1. It will become increasingly more difficult for the 3 series to claim the number-one spot when the Coupe (4 series) is separated.

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