Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – July 2014 YTD


2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport

In July 2014, BMW USA continued to take advantage of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class’s transition from one model to the next to increase the 3-Series/4-Series’ market share in America. C-Class sales fell 25%, year-over-year, a loss of 1904 units. 3-Series/4-Series volume was up 26%, a gain of 2607 units.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2014 YTD
All Cars Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
All Makes & Models Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales

USA luxury car sales chart July 2014
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Like the C-Class, sales of the Audi A4 also decreased. Mercedes-Benz added 2378 sales via the CLA, however, meaning more Cs and CLAs were sold in the United States in July 2014 than in July 2013. Audi added 2164 sales with the A3, meaning more A3s and A4s were sold in July 2014 than in July 2013. 

July was the first time since March, when the new A3 was just beginning to arrive in America, that the Mercedes-Benz CLA outsold its Audi rival. With only two doors in its entry-level 2-Series alternative, BMW sold only 638 copies in July.

Up a notch or three in terms of size and price, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range outsold the BMW 5-Series by 972 units in July. Without the premium positioning of the E-Class and 5-Series, Lexus sold a similarly large number of ES sedans. Lexus’s true E-Class rival, the GS, was up 16% to 2001 units in July, just the fourth month above 2000 units for the GS in the last year.

Visiting GCBC Towers this week is Cadillac’s new CTS V Sport. With availability improving, the CTS seems poised for a breakout sales month. Thus far, the new CTS hasn’t exactly set the sales charts on fire, falling 29% in July in a year-over-year comparison that surely wouldn’t favour the new upmarket car.

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 brand 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 • July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014July 2013

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1235
1482 -16.7% 9592 12,206 -21.4%
479
1680 -71.5% 5904 11,134 -47.0%
2164
9899 826 1098.4%
Audi A4  ^
3083
3451 -10.7% 22,492 24,040 -6.4%
1610
1717 -6.2% 10,148 11,220 -9.6%
638
609 4.8% 3906 3798 2.8%
12,497
9890 26.4% 69,154 59,052 17.1%
363
1057
2582
2905 -11.1% 17,492 22,088 -20.8%
1340
2580 -48.1% 9781 21,246 -54.0%
682
830 -17.8% 4702 6261 24.9%
2461
20,467
1979
1306 51.5% 10,316 8858 16.5%
2 -100.0% 5 -100.0%
4542
3641 24.7% 28,115 14,427 94.9%
41
2 1950.0% 41 10 310.0%
5700
7604 -25.0% 38,734 53,506 -27.6%
2378
12,954
142 -100.0% 64 1098 -94.2%
1739
2326 -25.2% 12,960 15,225 -14.9%
442
3181
Total
45,955
40,167 14.4% 290,959 265,000 9.8%

Midsize Luxury Car
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
208
617 -66.3% 2292 2180 5.1%
736
1843 -60.1% 9752 16,433 -40.7%
1820
2061 -11.7% 13,730 12,000 14.4%
647
645 0.3% 5116 4685 9.2%
5676
4857 16.9% 33,293 30,748 8.3%
2039
2889 -29.4% 18,047 18,022 0.1%
19 -100.0%
7 -100.0%
1939
2940 -34.0% 13,429 17,624 -23.8%
305
173 76.3% 2082 1700 22.5%
272
372 -26.9% 2997 3317 -9.6%
240
589 -59.3% 3682 4461 -17.5%
132
948
6326
6089 3.9% 39,496 39,582 -0.2%
2001
1722 16.2% 12,123 10,790 12.4%
530
1038 -48.9% 5218 6150 -15.2%
2776
2809 -1.2% 21,752 17,249 26.1%
705
585 20.5% 3899 4237 -8.0%
6648
5605 18.6% 41,244 33,836 21.9%
4 -100.0% 6 27 -77.8%
118
146 -19.2% 1079 1052 2.6%
456
440 3.6% 2637 2867 -8.0%
Total
33,574
35,424 -5.2% 232,822 226,986 2.6%

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 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 9% to 2717 in July; down 3% to 20,116 YTD.
^ Jointly, Q50 and G sedan sales were up 47% to 3801 in July; up 42% to 30,248 YTD. Total G, Q60, Q50 sales were up 31% to 4483 in July; up 27% to 34,950 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. 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. Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the “brand status” issue. The K900, Equus, and XTS are here not because of their size but because of their price points, their lack of direct comparability with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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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