Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2015


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The BMW 3-Series (including its 4-Series offshoot), Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS, and Infiniti Q50 combined to produce a 9% year-over-year sales improvement in January 2015. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

USA luxury car sales chart January 2015
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Entry-level luxury competition is growing more numerous and more fierce, from the Audi A3 (which easily outsold the Audi A4 in January) and the Mercedes-Benz CLA, the ninth-best-selling premium brand car in America last month. 

But one step above those cars, the ever-expanding 3-Series family is increasingly popular, the new C-Class is finally taking hold, and the Japanese competition has grown roots in their recently updated form. 

Meanwhile, another step up the ladder, upper-crust lineups from Germany struggled to match January 2014’s output. 

Audi A6 sales dropped 19% in January; the Audi A7’s volume was chopped in half. BMW’s 5-Series sales increased, but only by 90 units, and only after four consecutive months of decline. As for Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class, U.S. sales have now decreased in six consecutive months.

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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
992
1157 -14.3% 992 1157 -14.3%
2892
2892
6
893 -99.3% 6 893 -99.3%
2383
2383
Audi A4  ^
1790
2498 -28.3% 1790 2498 -28.3%
843
925 -8.9% 843 925 -8.9%
375
75 400% 375 75 400%
7348
6494 13.2% 7348 6494 13.2%
670
670
1757
1909 -8.0% 1757 1909 -8.0%
1029
902 14.1% 1029 902 14.1%
2966
2949 0.6% 2966 2949 0.6%
466
413 12.8% 466 413 12.8%
1005
1290 -22.1% 1005 1290 -22.1%
3375
3048 10.7%  3375 3048 10.7%
847
847
240
240
6236
5748 8.5% 6236 5748 8.5%
2491
2433 2.4% 2491 2433 2.4%
12 -100% 12 -100%
1371
1322 4% 1371 1322 4%
292
322 -9.3% 292 322 -9.3%
28
Total
39,402
32,390 21.6% 39,402 32,390 21.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
January
2015
January
2015
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
176
420 -58.1% 176 420 -58.1%
18
1368 -98.7% 18 1368 -98.7%
1202
1481 -18.8% 1202 1481 -18.8%
285
624 -54.3% 285 624 -54.3%
3359
3269 2.8% 3359 3269 2.8%
1698
2232 -23.9% 1698 2232 -23.9%
1882
1648 14.2% 1882 1648 14.2%
220
327 -32.7% 220 327 -32.7%
627
489 28.2% 627 489 28.2%
644
658 -2.1% 644 658 -2.1%
119
119
4080
3959 3.1% 4080 3959 3.1%
1679
1300 29.2% 1679 1300 29.2%
645
635 1.6% 645 635 1.6%
1830
2122 -13.8% 1830 2122 -13.8%
406
420 -3.3% 406 420 -3.3%
4336
5266 -17.7% 4336 5266 -17.7%
2 -100% 2 -100%
212
352 -39.8% 212 352 -39.8%
336
261 28.7% 336 261 28.7%
Total
23,754
26,833 -11.5% 23,754 26,833 -11.5%

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 29% to 1563.
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 posts.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2016
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – February 2015 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – December & 2014 Year End
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – January 2015
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2015