Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales Figures In America – October 2013 YTD


YOY Benz E-Class Sales Have Risen
27.5% During The Last Three Months

Audi sold not two, not three, not four, but one Audi A3 in October 2013. 

Of course, Audi dealers in America don’t really have any A3s to sell. The A3 sedan arrives in a few months with a very attractive exterior, a nice array of features, and, obviously, the Audi badge. 

In the meantime, buyers looking for affordable Audis choose the A4 or, more often, the Q5. For every A4, Allroad, and A5 sold in America last month, BMW sold 2.4 copies of the 3-Series/4-Series duo.

USA luxury car sales chart October 2013
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Between the C-Class and new CLA, Mercedes-Benz didn’t find quite as many entry-level luxury buyers as BMW did with the 3-Series and 4-Series, and that doesn’t take into account BMW’s 588 1-Series buyers. Combined, the C-Class and CLA-Class generated 11,443 sales in October. 

The CLA’s presence may adversely affect the C-Class, which was down 14% in October after falling 19% in September, the CLA’s first month of availability. But Mercedes-Benz is still selling more cars with their lineup expansion. Total C-Class/CLA-Class sales were 50% stronger than what Mercedes-Benz managed a year ago with the C-Class.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small and midsize luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look for red font to designate year-over-year declines. Although BMW Canada began reporting sales of the 4-Series and 3-Series separately in October, BMW USA has yet to do so.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2014 • November 2013 • September 2013 • October 2012

Small/Entry Luxury Car
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
2005
1529 31.1% 17,275 7658 126%
1211
1577 – 23.2% 15,394 24,955 – 38.3%
1
658 – 99.8% 857 6408 – 86.6%
3477
3151 10.3% 34,590 31,381 10.2%
1487
1308 13.7% 15,975 14,313 11.6%
588
778 – 24.4% 5482 6313 – 13.2%
11,715
9729 20.4% 89,636 78,081 14.8%
2782
1266 120% 30,989 1877 1551%
2127
3438 – 38.1% 36,329 49,490 – 26.6%
2556
7357
842
1199 – 29.8% 12,282 14,811 – 17.1%
3 – 100% 5 644 – 99.2%
3570
2116 68.7% 25,630 23,223 10.4%
3 – 100% 23 – 100%
6548
7636 – 14.2% 73,144 65,376 11.9%
4895
7205
48
148 – 67.6% 1317 2321 – 43.3%
51 – 100%
1276
1153 10.7% 20,008 19,146 4.5%
Total
42,572
35,692 19.3% 393,475 346,071 13.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
830
21 3852% 3780 350 980%
1295
2560 – 49.4% 21,057 29,408 – 28.4%
1838
1620 13.5% 17,630 15,529 13.5%
696
768 – 9.4% 6723 7019 – 4.2%
5020
4228 18.7% 43,701 42,556 2.7%
2073
2344 – 11.6% 26,483 40,809 – 35.1%
1 – 100% 19 463 – 95.9%
1 – 100% 7 158 – 95.6%
2750
2540 8.3% 26,472 9696 173%
361
318 13.5% 2867 3281 – 12.6%
374
738 – 49.3% 4552 7497 – 39.3%
611
278 120% 6461 4658 38.7%
5997
5971 0.4% 58,073 42,105 37.9%
1293
1521 – 15.0% 15,548 17,538 – 11.3%
919
699 31.5% 8985 10,109 – 11.1%
2909
1614 80.2% 26,684 25,088 6.4%
647
599 8.0% 6568 6708 – 2.1%
6456
5265 22.6% 52,462 50,061 4.8%
1
24 – 95.8% 30 1457 – 97.9%
175
163 7.4% 1576 2805 – 43.8%
408
386 5.7% 4047 4402 – 8.1%
Total
31,744
31,659 0.3% 333,725 321,697 3.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales grew 10.9% to 3040 in October; 3.1% to 30,032 YTD. Allroad sales were up 6.3% to 437 in October, 103% to 4558 YTD.
^ Combined, the new Q50 and the outgoing G were up 36.2% to 4683 in October, down 11.7% to 43,686 YTD. G sedan sales fell 45% to 1470 and 28.5% to 27,513 YTD. Q60 sales fell 8.5% to 657 in Ocotber, 19.9% to 8816 YTD.
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Acura ILX here but also with mainstream cars like the Buick Verano, too, and the Audi A5 is also displayed with coupes and convertibles… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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