Sporty Car Sales In America – November 2013 YTD


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Combined, there are 39,900 new vehicle U.S. November 2013 sales represented by the masses of sporting car nameplates listed below. 

GCBC has made some changes that will allow you to see a greater number of vehicles displayed alongside their most direct rivals, although many sports car-oriented nameplates are either completely lacking direct rivals or only have such rivals in the minds of individual buyers, and we leave them in an Other list.

In other words, now you can see that sales of America’s muscle car trio were up 4.4% in November 2013 despite the Dodge Challenger’s decline, that America’s muscle car trio is up just 0.2% this year despite the declines reported by both the segment leaders. Also, the five-car Mini Cooper range outsold the non-L Fiat 500 range by 371 units in November.

USA sports car sales chart November 2013
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You’ll also see that sales of small European two-seaters (including the Audi TT coupe two-plus-two) rose 9.5% even as overall car sales grew little more than 5%. Subtract the Jaguar F-Type from the mix and continuing nameplates were down 7.1%.

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 supercars, muscle cars, roadsters, and wanna-be sports cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

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

Muscle Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
5068
4464 13.5% 75,552 78,554 – 3.8%
2757
2868 – 3.9% 48,590 39,177 24.0%
5376
5309 1.3% 71,459 77,458 – 7.7%
Total
13,201
12,641 4.4% 195,601 195,189 0.2%

Euro Roadsters/Coupes
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
155
216 – 28.2% 1894 2031 – 6.7%
162
229 – 29.3% 2289 2427 – 5.7%
222
2065
351
427 – 17.8% 4364 4150 5.2%
252
467 – 46.0% 4308 2519 71.0%
328
4 8100% 3106 452 587%
Total
1470
1343 9.5% 18,026 11,579 55.7%

Other Sporty Cars
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
1305
1385 – 5.8% 17,280 15,698 10.1%
699
619 12.9% 6181 6932 – 10.8%
2527
1104 129% 14,286 12,841 11.3%
295
244 20.9% 4166 3949 5.5%
Honda S2000
2
528
978 – 46.0% 9344 11,982 – 22.0%
337
369 – 8.7% 5504 5911 – 6.9%
1 79 – 98.7%
26 – 100% 109 1153 – 90.5%
444
450 – 1.3% 6092 6932 – 12.1%
1298
1350 – 3.9% 17,298 9922 74.3%
756
527 43.5% 7882 3647 116%
1507
1353 11.4% 16,289 11,982 36.0%
238
313 – 24.0% 3956 5842 – 32.3%
1047
1003 4.4% 12,334 15,229 – 19.0%
40
277 – 85.6% 1576 3602 – 56.2%
213
292 – 27.1% 3039 4233 – 28.2%
Total
11,234
10,290 9.2% 125,339 119,934 4.5%

Sporty Hatchbacks
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
2138
3603 – 40.7% 33,510 40,065 – 16.4%
2216
2084 6.3% 27,664 32,886 – 15.9%
2509
3640 – 31.1% 38,028 40,879 – 7.0%
1446
1493 – 3.1% 17,951 21,283 – 15.7%
2842
1987 43.0% 40,315 25,992 55.1%
Total
11,151
12,807 – 12.9% 157,468 161,105 – 2.3%

Premium Sporty Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
78
50 56.0% 743 751 – 1.1%
729
919 – 20.7% 8684 7171 21.1%
41
536 20 2580%
103
106 – 2.8% 1241 1500 – 17.3%
2
4 – 50.0% 22 40 – 45.0%
2 – 100%
36
63 – 42.9% 431 652 – 33.9%
351
573 – 38.7% 6442 4396 46.5%
41
28 46.4% 407 762 – 46.6%
95
85 11.8% 1158 1139 1.7%
1368
765 78.8% 9614 8009 20.0%
Total
2844
2593 9.7% 29,278 24,442 19.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
** breakdown by variant
Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the two tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in the first eleven months of 2013 were 759, 1782, 506, 242, zero, and 924, respectively. Bentley sales are up 21% to 2519 this year; Maserati sold 3715 cars in the first eleven months of 2013, up 55%, and reportedly, Tesla Model S sales had risen to 15,550 through ten months. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data.

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