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


2015 Lexus RC F Sport

U.S. sales of Lexus’s IS sedan rose 16%, a gain of 637 units, in November 2014 even as the brand added the RC to its lineup. 880 RCs were sold in November 2014, helping Lexus’s car division report an 11% year-over-year increase despite stagnation in the overall passenger car market. RC excluded, Lexus car sales were up 4% in November.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – November 2014 YTD
U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings By Model – November 2014 YTD

USA luxury car sales chart November 2014
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Premium brands didn’t all fare badly in the disgruntled car market last month. BMW’s cars, led by the 3-Series/4-Series tandem, were up 2%. The 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot account for six out of every ten BMW USA cars sold during the first eleven months of 2014. 

Acura’s car division, propelled by the new TL-and-TSX-replacing TLX, was up by 1413 units, a gain of 29%. 

Audi car sales jumped 18% as the A3 contributed with 2511 units. New A3 excluded, Audi car sales were down 13%.

On the flip side, many premium auto brands took big hits with their cars in November. Mercedes-Benz’s cars fell 7%. Lincoln car sales plunged 29%. Cadillac cars took a 31% dive into the deep end. The Jaguar brand fell 13%, Infiniti cars fell 19%, Porsche cars tumbled 14%, and Volvo’s cars were off by 15%.

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 • November 2015 • December 2014 • October 2014November 2013

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1652
1582 4.4% 16,124 18,857 -14.5%
4233
15,293
20
1071 -98.1% 6270 16,465 -61.9%
2511
19,560 857 2182%
Audi A4  ^
3104
3561 -12.8% 35,080 38,151 -8.0%
1062
1305 -18.6% 15,328 17,280 -11.3%
646
699 -7.6% 6621 6181 7.1%
14,702
13,148 11.8 122,768 102,784 19.4%
816
5079
2282
3443 -33.7% 27,425 34,432 -20.4%
940
1283 -26.7% 14,406 28,796 -50.0%
4216
5891 -28.4% 33,044 13,248 149%
828
528 56.8% 7082 9344 -24.2%
1322
1002 31.9% 16,065 13,284 20.9%
5 -100%
4610
3973 16.0% 45,419 29,603 53.4%
880
880
193
2 9550% 450 18 2400%
9259
7878 17.5% 66,841 81,022 -17.5%
3898
3623 7.6% 24,701 10,828 128%
27 -100% 66 1344 -95.1%
1017
1426 -28.7% 18,591 21,434 -13.3%
314
4633
Total
58,505
50,442 16.0% 501,726 443,933 13.0%

Midsize Luxury Car
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
225
676 -66.7% 3180 4456 -28.6%
78
1466 -94.7% 10,540 22,523 -53.2%
2061
2112 -2.4% 20,996 19,742 6.4%
588
816 -27.9% 7609 7539 0.9%
3105
5060 -38.6% 47,187 48,761 -3.2%
2446
2643 -7.5% 28,463 29,126 -2.3%
19 -100%
7 -100%
1697
3417 -50.3% 22,059 29,889 -26.2%
228
359 -36.5% 3072 3226 -4.8%
559
364 53.6% 4378 4916 -10.9%
500
656 -23.8% 5108 7117 -28.2%
69
1237
5884
6295 -6.5% 64,726 64,368 0.6%
1836
1590 15.5% 19,453 17,138 13.5%
449
734 -38.8% 7233 9719 -25.6%
2096
2854 -26.6% 31,373 29,538 6.2%
224
754 -70.3% 6406 7322 -12.5%
4737
8614 -45.0 61,281 61,076 0.3%
7 30 -76.7%
155
173 -10.4% 1674 1749 -4.3%
405
390 3.8% 4623 4437 4.2%
Total
27,342
38,973 -29.8% 350,605 372,698 -5.9%

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 15% to 2699 in November; down 7% to 30,796 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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