Sporty Car Sales In America - September 2014 YTD

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
The Chevrolet Corvette's seventh-generation surge continued in the United States in September 2014. Corvette sales nearly tripled to 2467 units, the twelfth consecutive month in which Corvette sales have risen above 2000.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


USA sports car sales chart September 2014
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It's not just sports cars and wannabe sports cars that the Corvette is routinely outselling. More mainstream cars - Infiniti Q50, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac ATS, Hyundai Genesis, GMC Yukon XL, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Tiguan, Lincoln MKX, Ford Flex, Cadillac XTS, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Volt, to name a few - are among the Corvette's underlings. 

In the lead-up to the launch of the new 2015 Mustang, Ford sold only 3158 Mustangs in America in September 2014, a number that was outdone by the Dodge Challenger, consistently the third-best-selling car in a three-car category. 

This was just the sixth time in the last 45 months that Mustang volume has fallen below 4000 units. Sales of the Challenger decreased in September, as well, as did sales of Detroit's top-selling muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro.

And Porsche USA delivered another 13 918 Spyders. To indiduals other than you, we're guessing.

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 • September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013
Sporty Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
5111
5659-9.7%69,878 64,8157.8%
3619
3932-8.0%38,376 42,577-9.9%
3158
4420-28.6%59,83159,1651.1%
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---
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Total
11,888
14,011-15.1%168,085 166,557 0.9%

Sporty Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
42
178-76.4%10981530-28.2%
170
1634.3%16171953-17.2%
329
17291.3%2945 149097.7%
489
40421.0%3595 35690.7%
275
302-8.9%3024 3759-19.6%
245
311-21.2%2568 24315.6%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
1550
15301.3%14,847 14,732 0.8%

Other Sporty Cars
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1204
1511-20.3%13,16514,488-9.1%
740
46858.1%530348948.4%
2467
831197%25,9507830 231.4%
248
264-6.1%2945 3546 -16.9%
454
844-46.2%57588159-29.4%
414
4003.5%3855 4790-19.5%
---
------1 10.0%
---
--------- 109 -100%
497
551-9.8%5938 511116.2%
920
1230-25.2%11,182 14,767 -24.3%
506
704-28.1%6245 6346-1.6%
1170
11670.3%17,884 13,42633.2%
216
297-27.3%28193457-18.5%
1600
108447.6%12,124 10,25518.2%
---
66-100%15 1488-99.0%
5
240-97.9%7742550-69.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
10,441
96578.1%113,958 101,217 12.6%

Sporty Hatchbacks
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2737
212628.7%26,61628,994 -8.2%
2777
226822.4%22,96523,273 -1.3%
2116
3636-41.8%20,56532,374 -36.5%
1404
1659-15.4%14,460 15,006 -3.6%
1821
3554-48.8%23,30634,918 -33.3%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
10,855
13,243-18.0%107,912 134,565 -19.8%

Premium Sporty Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
55
533.8%580600-3.3%
58
------67------
111
------885------
108
45140%54642628.2%
99
6747.8%1192 104114.5%
---
1-100%15 18-16.7%
7
42-83.3%178361-50.7%
584
5359.2%37585570-32.5%
8
23-65.2%212 324-34.6%
159
76109%10189526.9%
726
60919.2%7758 74983.5%
13
------32 ------
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
1928
145132.9%16,241 16,790 -3.3%
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 through the first nine months of 2014 were 918, 1575, 531, 127, and 675, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn't release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 1300 September Tesla sales, 11,900 YTD.

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