Sporty Car Sales In America – July 2014 YTD


2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Sales of the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang all increased in the United States in July 2014. 

Camaro volume jumped 25% to 9961 units, more than twice as many copies as the Challenger managed to shift. The trio combined for a 16% year-over-year increase. Sales are up 3% this year, with the Camaro outselling the Mustang by 5838 units heading into August.

USA sports car sales chart July 2014
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Jaguar set another sales record with its F-Type in July, the model’s 15th month in America. With 501 sales, the F-Type was far more common than the Audi TT and BMW Z4; somewhat more popular than the Mercedes-Benz SLK. The Porsche Boxster and Cayman combined to outsell the F-Type Coupe and roadster by 58 units last month. Porsche sold 849 911s.

Once again in July, Chevrolet Corvette volume shot through the roof, more than quadrupling compared with July 2013. Chevrolet has sold more than 20,000 Corvettes already this year, something GM hasn’t done in a full calendar year since 2008.

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

Cars.com’s editors would likely tell you the Subaru WRX and Volkswagen Golf GTI couldn’t be much more different. In a recent ten-car comparison test, they named the GTI their favourite car, a decent margin ahead of the second-ranked WRX on points. Different, yes, but appealing to the same buyer subset. 

For very different reasons, of course. Both cars are steadily increasing their sales, the GTI because it’s steadily becoming more available; the WRX because, well, that’s what the WRX has been doing for months now. In each of the last 21 months, the WRX/STi has increased its U.S. sales, year-over-year. More than 2000 have been sold in each of the last five months.

Porsche USA reported its first 918 Spyder sale in June and added three more 918s to the tally in July 2014. Sadly, we’re not going to see monthly LaFerrari sales figures, nor is McLaren about to update us with P1 data. 

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, coupes, and GTs 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

Sporty Car
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
9961
7969 25.0% 56,633 50,281 12.6%
4294
4271 0.5% 30,575 34,253 -10.7%
6564
5768 13.8% 50,795 48,879 3.9%
Total
20,819
18,008 15.6% 138,003 133,413 3.4%

Sporty Car
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
101
160 -36.9% 970 1154 -15.9%
120
217 -44.7% 1333 1613 -17.4%
501
341 46.9% 2238 917 144.1%
416
475 -12.4% 2765 2780 -0.5%
292
382 -23.6% 2402 3109 -22.7%
267
594 -55.1% 2043 1799 13.6%
Total
1697
2169 -21.8% 11,751 11,372 3.3%

Other Sporty Cars
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1610
1717 -6.2% 10,148 11,220 -9.6%
638
609 4.8% 3906 3798 2.8%
3060
671 356.0% 20,804 6344 227.9%
356
384 -7.3% 2355 2799 -15.9%
682
830 -17.8% 4702 6261 -24.9%
399
663 -39.8% 3062 3812 -19.7%
1 1
109 -100.0%
636
490 29.8% 4750 3707 28.1%
1171
1614 -27.4% 8833 11,635 -24.1%
724
706 2.5% 5019 4774 5.1%
2005
1471 36.3% 15,240 11,024 38.2%
352
337 4.5% 2301 2778 -17.2%
1727
1239 39.4% 8498 7790 9.1%
134 -100.0% 15 1305 -98.9%
27
304 -91.1% 756 1769 -57.3%
Total
13,387
11,169 19.9% 90,390 79,126 14.2%

Sporty Hatchbacks
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2371
2821 -16.0% 20,550 23,892 -14.0%
2237
2868 -22.0% 17,207 17,912 -3.9%
3479
3513 -1.0% 16,083 24,592 -34.6%
1685
1974 -14.6% 10,928 10,801 1.2%
2452
5256 -53.3% 18,580 26,443 -29.7%
Total
12,224
16,432 -25.6% 83,348 103,640 -19.6%

Premium Sporty Car
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
53
74 -28.4% 475 471 0.8%
188
578
46
94 -51.1% 400 320 25.0%
141
113 24.8% 957 908 5.4%
12 17 -29.4%
10
24 -58.3% 154 292 -47.3%
318
479 -33.6% 2860 4319 -33.8%
18
28 -35.7% 178 269 -33.8%
91
129 -29.5% 651 753 -13.5%
849
794 6.9% 6017 6120 -1.7%
3
4
Total
1717
1735 -1.0% 12,286 13,469 -8.8%

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 July 2014 were 102,175, 59, 14, and 75, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 1400 July Tesla sales, 9400 YTD.

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