Sporty Car Sales In America – November 2014 YTD


2015 Ford Mustang GT silver

In its best November since 2006, Ford sold 8728 Mustangs in the United States in November 2014, a 62% increase equal to 3352 extra units compared with November 2013.

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

November 2014 USA sports car sales chart
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More important to Mustang fans than the car’s success as the sixth-generation car gradually takes over from the fifth isn’t the outright volume – Ford sold more than 9000 Mustangs in the U.S. in March – but the new car’s ability to sell twice as often as the Chevrolet Camaro. Cars.com currently shows 84% of Mustang inventory as 2015 models.

In fact, with a 51% year-over-year increase in November 2014, the Dodge Challenger came within 228 units of catching the Camaro, as well.

Yet without an incredible December for the Mustang and a disastrous December for the Camaro, 2014 will go down as the fifth consecutive year in which the Camaro has topped the class by outselling the Mustang and Challenger.

Besides marking the proper arrival of multitudinous sixth-gen Mustangs, November also welcomed the Alfa Romeo 4C and Lexus RC to American shores. Alfa sold their first 24 4Cs; Lexus sold 880 copies of the RC.

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 • November 2015 • December 2014 • October 2014November 2013

American Muscle
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4385
5068 -13.5% 79,669 75,552 5.4%
4157
2757 50.8% 46,673 48,590 -3.9%
8728
5376 62.4% 73,124 71,459 2.3%
Total
17,270
13,201 30.8% 199,466 195,601 2.0%

Euro Sports Cars
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
24
24
16
155 -89.7% 1146 1894 -39.5%
168
162 3.7% 1983 2289 -13.4%
377
222 69.8% 3664 2065 77.4%
317
351 -9.7% 4353 4364 -0.3%
337
252 33.7% 3731 4308 -13.4%
319
328 -2.7% 3219 3106 3.6%
Total
1558
1470 6.0% 18,120 18,026 0.5%

Other Sporty Cars
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1062
1305 -18.6% 15,328 17,280 -11.3%
646
699 -7.6% 6621 6181 7.1%
2378
2527 -5.9% 31,287 14,286 119%
188
295 -36.3% 3338 4166 -19.9%
828
528 56.8% 7082 9344 -24.2%
880
880
224
337 -33.5% 4367 5504 -20.7%
1 1 0.0%
109 -100%
351
444 -20.9% 6753 6092 10.9%
935
1298 -28.0% 13,228 17,298 -23.5%
408
756 -46.0% 7088 7882 -10.1%
2707
1507 79.6% 22,676 16,289 39.2%
186
238 -21.8% 3207 3956 -18.9%
1725
1047 64.8% 15,573 12,334 26.3%
40 -100% 15 1576 -99.0%
2
213 -99.1% 778 3039 -74.4%
Total
12,520
11,234 11.4% 138,222 125,337 10.3%

Warm Hatches
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1984
2138 -7.2% 31,406 33,510 -6.3%
1296
2216 -41.5% 25,913 27,664 -6.3%
3193
2509 27.3% 26,840 38,028 -29.4%
1124
1446 -22.3% 16,819 17,951 -6.3%
1665
2842 -41.4% 26,912 40,315 -33.2%
Total
9533
11,151 -14.5% 127,890 157,468 -18.8%

Premium Sporty Cars
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
51
78 -34.6% 671 743 -9.7%
126
397
155
1192
45
41 9.8% 671 536 25.2%
95
103 -7.8% 1364 1241 9.9%
1
2 -50.0% 16 22 -27.3%
11
36 -69.4% 207 431 -52.0%
386
351 10.0% 4491 6442 -30.3%
3
41 -92.7% 226 407 -44.5%
122
95 28.4% 1280 1158 10.5%
925
1368 -32.4% 9657 9614 0.4%
20
57
Total
1940
2115 -8.3% 20,229 20,594 -1.8%

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 November 2014 were 102, 175, 59, 15, and 75 respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 1450 November Tesla sales, 14,650 YTD. Maserati sold 1203 cars in November; 11,531 YTD. Bentley reported 323 November sales; 2591 YTD.

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