Sporty Car Sales In America – January 2015


2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Ford continued to sell its new Mustang at a prodigious rate in the United States despite the effect of winter in much of the country and renewed strength from a refreshed Dodge Challenger.

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

USA sports car sales chart January 2015
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U.S. January Mustang volume jumped 124%, more than doubling to 8694 units, up from the five-year January average of 3827 units. Chevrolet’s Camaro was 3703 sales behind the Ford.

In other circles, Alfa Romeo sold 97 copies of the brand’s 4C. A new roadster will boost those numbers, but not to terribly lofty highs: this is a low-production car. By way of comparison, Jaguar sold more than 300 F-Types last month; Porsche sold more than 300 Caymans in addition to 198 Boxsters.

As Scion FR-S volume slid 19% and its Subaru BRZ twin tumbled 44%, Subaru’s U.S. WRX/STi volume jumped 59% to 2431 units. Volkswagen’s Golf GTI was 453 sales back. We’ll begin seeing Golf R sales figures in the coming 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 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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014 • January 2014

American Muscle
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4991
4733 5.5% 4991 4733 5.5%
4592
2458 86.8% 4592 2458 86.8%
8694
3881 124% 8694 3881 124%
Total
18,277
11,072 65.1% 18,277 11,072 65.1%

Euro Sports Cars
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
97
97
3
113 -97.3% 3 113 -97.3%
94
166 -43.4% 94 166 -43.4%
301
177 70.1% 301 177 70.1%
246
258 -4.7% 246 258 -4.7%
198
320 -38.1% 198 320 -38.1%
304
280 8.6% 304 280 8.6%
Total
1243
1314 -5.4% 1243 1314 -5.4%

Other Sporty Cars
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
843
925 8.9% 843 925 -8.9%
375
75 400% 375 75 400%
2127
2261 -5.9% 2127 2261 -5.9%
196
267 -26.6% 196 267 -26.6%
466
413 12.8% 466 413 12.8%
847
847
338
212 59.4% 338 212 59.4%
1 -100% 1 -100%
448
440 1.8% 448 440 1.8%
746
921 -19.0% 746 921 -19.0%
330
592 -44.3% 330 592 -44.3%
2431
1533 58.6% 2431 1533 58.6%
156
183 -14.8% 156 183 -14.8%
1978
865 129% 1978 865 129%
8 -100% 8 -100%
6
122 -95.1% 6 122 -95.1%
Total
11,287
8818 28.0% 11,287 8818 28.0%

Warm Hatches
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2386
2493 -4.3% 2386 2493 -4.3%
1302
1821 -28.5% 1302 1821 -28.5%
2401
1358 76.8% 2401 1358 76.8%
1219
1107 10.1% 1219 1107 10.1%
1389
2034 -31.7% 1389 2034 -31.7%
Total
8697
8813 -1.3% 8697 8813 -1.3%

Premium Sporty Cars
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
49
81 -39.5% 49 81 -39.5%
85
85
92
41 124% 92 41 124%
61
47 29.8% 61 47 29.8%
46
118 -61.0% 46 118 -61.0%
2
2
11
33 -66.7% 11 33 -66.7%
310
339 -8.6% 310 339 -8.6%
5
35 -85.7% 5 35 -85.7%
101
79 27.8% 101 79 27.8%
1052
792 32.8% 1052 792 32.8%
34
34
Total
1848
1565 18.1% 1848 1565 18.1%

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 January were 103, 177, 63, 15, and 77 units respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 1300  January Tesla sales.

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