Sporty Car Sales In America - February 2014 YTD

2015 Audi TT
U.S. sales of Detroit muscle cars slid 5% in February 2014 even as Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang volume increased. The Dodge Challenger plunged 25%, a loss of 1217 units, enough to bring the trio down.

Small Euro sports cars jumped 39% thanks to the Jaguar F-Type's 322 sales - the F-Type wasn't on sale at this time last year - and the Porsche Cayman's 35,300% year-over-year increase. The first-generation Cayman was approaching replacement in February 2014. The F-Type and Cayman were the segment's leaders in February. Look for the Audi TT, recently introduced in 2015 form, to shake up the category next year.


USA sports car sales chart February 2014
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It's worth noting that the F-Type can be priced in a stratospheric fashion, however, making it as much a 911 rival as it is a Cayman/Boxster alternative. 911 sales were level in February, but at 856 units, the iconic Porsche outsold the Audi R8, Cadillac ELR, SRT Viper, Jaguar XK, Lexus LFA, Mercedes-Benz CL/SL/SLS, and Nissan GT-R combined. With 151 units to spare.

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 sports cars and wanna-be sports cars of all kinds 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 • February 2015 • March 2014 • January 2014February 2013
Sporty Car
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
6211
61710.6%10,944 11,096-1.4%
3694
4911-24.8%6152 8408-26.8%
6410
60246.4%10,29196326.8%
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Total
16,315
17,106-4.6%27,387 29,136 -6.0%

Sporty Car
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
118
147-19.7%231274-15.7%
91
156-41.7%257308-16.6%
322
------499 ------
292
356-18.0%550 681-19.2%
284
391-27.4%604 783-22.9%
354
135,300%634 231,600%
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Total
1461
105139.0%2775 2048 35.5%

Other Sporty Cars
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1030
1173-12.2%19552373-17.6%
272
393-30.8%347697-50.2%
2438
980149%46991888 149%
318
381-16.5%585 739 -20.8%
411
859-52.2%8241490-44.7%
293
347-15.6%505 662-23.7%
---
------1 10.0%
---
13-100%--- 27 -100%
501
37832.5%941 70932.7%
1040
1369-24.0%1961 2812 -30.3%
617
42046.9%1209 88336.9%
1801
148621.2%3334 279219.4%
197
324-39.2%380574-33.8%
893
1038-14.0%1758 1953-10.0%
2
262-99.2%10 464-97.8%
146
168-13.1%268341-21.4%
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---
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Total
9959
95913.8%18,777 18,405 2.0%

Sporty Hatchbacks
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2664
3302-19.3%51575805 -11.2%
2083
19059.3%39043664 6.6%
963
2460-63.5%23214906 -52.7%
1363
12449.6%2470 2508 -1.5%
2701
3696-26.9%47355928 -20.1%
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Total
9774
12,607-22.5%18,587 22,811 -18.5%

Premium Sporty Car
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
70
5040.0%1519952.5%
58
------99------
44
14300%9119000%
75
156-51.9%193 273-29.3%
2
20.0%2 5-60.0%
15
48-68.8%48102-52.9%
353
435-18.9%692825-16.1%
22
39-43.6%57 75-24.0%
66
98-32.7%145146-0.7%
856
8550.1%1648 1732-4.8%
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Total
1561
1684-7.3%3126 3258 -4.1%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales figures of the 1-Series and 2-Series.
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. The BMW 6-Series has been removed from the premium list because we don't use this space as a showcase for sedans (unless automakers release data for high-end sporting models like the Lexus ISF, as Toyota Canada does) and the 6-Series lineup now relies heavily on a sedan variant. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in February 2014 were 70, 164, 59, 23, and 86, respectively. Bentley sales rose 6% to 191; Maserati sales jumped 426% to 837.

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Sporty Car Sales In America - February 2015 YTD
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