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 64,815 7.8%
3619
3932 -8.0% 38,376 42,577 -9.9%
3158
4420 -28.6% 59,831 59,165 1.1%
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% 1098 1530 -28.2%
170
163 4.3% 1617 1953 -17.2%
329
172 91.3% 2945 1490 97.7%
489
404 21.0% 3595 3569 0.7%
275
302 -8.9% 3024 3759 -19.6%
245
311 -21.2% 2568 2431 5.6%
Total
1550
1530 1.3% 14,847 14,732 0.8%

Other Sporty Cars
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1204
1511 -20.3% 13,165 14,488 -9.1%
740
468 58.1% 5303 4894 8.4%
2467
831 197% 25,950 7830 231.4%
248
264 -6.1% 2945 3546 -16.9%
454
844 -46.2% 5758 8159 -29.4%
414
400 3.5% 3855 4790 -19.5%
1 1 0.0%
109 -100%
497
551 -9.8% 5938 5111 16.2%
920
1230 -25.2% 11,182 14,767 -24.3%
506
704 -28.1% 6245 6346 -1.6%
1170
1167 0.3% 17,884 13,426 33.2%
216
297 -27.3% 2819 3457 -18.5%
1600
1084 47.6% 12,124 10,255 18.2%
66 -100% 15 1488 -99.0%
5
240 -97.9% 774 2550 -69.6%
Total
10,441
9657 8.1% 113,958 101,217 12.6%

Sporty Hatchbacks
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2737
2126 28.7% 26,616 28,994 -8.2%
2777
2268 22.4% 22,965 23,273 -1.3%
2116
3636 -41.8% 20,565 32,374 -36.5%
1404
1659 -15.4% 14,460 15,006 -3.6%
1821
3554 -48.8% 23,306 34,918 -33.3%
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
53 3.8% 580 600 -3.3%
58
67
111
885
108
45 140% 546 426 28.2%
99
67 47.8% 1192 1041 14.5%
1 -100% 15 18 -16.7%
7
42 -83.3% 178 361 -50.7%
584
535 9.2% 3758 5570 -32.5%
8
23 -65.2% 212 324 -34.6%
159
76 109% 1018 952 6.9%
726
609 19.2% 7758 7498 3.5%
13
32
Total
1928
1451 32.9% 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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