Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2014


In January 2014, the BMW 3-Series (with help from its 4-Series offshoot) led all premium brand automobiles in U.S. sales volume, challenged only by two Mercedes-Benz nameplates, the C-Class and much more costly E-Class. 

USA luxury car sales chart January 2014
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3-Series/4-Series sales shot up 34% from January 2013 levels. A year ago, the C-Class outsold the BMW 3er by 2383 units. The C-Class will be replaced in 2014 by a more stylish; more S-Class-mini version. 

Only the recently-replaced Lexus IS and Infiniti’s G/Q50 lineup reported more impressive year-over-year increases in January 2014. 

The C-Class’s 20% drop certainly wasn’t the most severe among luxury cars – and it may have been exaggerated by the CLA’s extra 2433 sales – as multiple Volvos and Acuras failed to keep pace with last year’s totals. Cadillac ATS sales slid 31%. The Audi A5 fell 23%. 

Overall, however, sales of entry-level luxury car sales weren’t unhealthy in January, in part because of the improvement of the top seller but also because of new models (the aforementioned CLA and Volvo’s new V60) and important replacements from Lexus and Infiniti.

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 luxury 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 • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013January 2013

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1157
1558 -25.7% 1157 1558 -25.7%
893
1326 -32.7% 893 1326 -32.7%
231 -100% 231 -100%
2498
2755 -9.3% 2498 2755 -9.3%
925
1200 -22.9% 925 1200 -22.9%
75
304 -75.3% 75 304 -75.3%
6494
4831 34.4% 6494 4831 34.4%
1909
2781 -31.4% 1909 2781 -31.4%
1315
2815 -53.3% 1315 2815 -53.3%
2949
2949
1290
1001 28.9% 1290 1001 28.9%
3048
1386 120% 3048 1386 120%
5748
7214 -20.3% 5748 7214 -20.3%
2433
2433
12
166 -92.8% 12 166 -92.8%
1322
1954 -32.3% 1322 1954 -32.3%
322
322
Total
32,390
29,522 9.7% 32,390 29,522 9.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
420
13 3131% 420 13 3131%
1368
1497 -8.6% 1368 1497 -8.6%
1481
1259 17.6% 1481 1259 17.6%
624
698 -10.6% 624 698 -10.6%
3269
2585 26.5% 3269 2585 26.5%
2232
2505 -10.9% 2232 2505 -10.9%
3 -100% 3 -100%
1648
1900 -13.3% 1648 1900 -13.3%
327
253 29.2% 327 253 29.2%
489
413 18.4% 489 413 18.4%
658
511 28.8% 658 511 28.8%
3959
5186 -23.7% 3959 5186 -23.7%
1300
1099 18.3% 1300 1099 18.3%
635
909 -30.1% 635 909 -30.1%
2122
453 368% 2122 453 368%
420
553 -24.1% 420 553 -24.1%
5266
5469 -3.7% 5266 5469 -3.7%
2
7 -71.4% 2 7 -71.4%
352
176 100% 352 176 100%
261
334 -21.9% 261 334 -21.9%
Total
24,711
25,823 -4.3% 24,711 25,823 -4.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, not GCBC, has decided to combine sales figures for the 3-Series and 4-Series, the 2-1-Series and 2-Series. Acura has done the same with the new RLX and old RL.
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were down 10.7% to 2194 in January.
^ Combined, the new Q50 and the outgoing G were up 51.5% to 4264 units in January.  Jointly, Q50 and G sedan sales were up 76% to 3851, and the Q60 & G37 coupe/convertible were down 34.5% to 413.
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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2015
Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – February 2014 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – December 2013 & Year End
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – January 2014
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2014
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2014