Sporty Car Sales In America – February 2015 YTD


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It’s abundantly clear: American muscle is American in America. Granted, the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger are assembled in Canada. But Americans love them so much more. 

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

USA sports car sales chart February 2015
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And they love them more in February 2015 than in February 2014. Camaro volume was up 3% in February. Challenger sales jumped 42%, a gain of 1561 units. 

And the top-selling Ford Mustang, America’s 21st-best-selling car through the first two months of 2015, was up 32% in new sixth-gen form to 8454 units, 129% more than the number of Mustangs sold in February 2011.

Sports cars – or coupes with performance intent – that sell certainly share Detroit badges in common. Sales of small European coupes and roadsters in the Mercedes-Benz SLK’s class slid 2% to just 1433 units in February, little better than one-sixth the Mustang’s total and 1172 units fewer than the Chevrolet Corvette managed on its own.

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 • February 2016 • March 2015 • January 2015February 2014

American Muscle
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
6373
6211 2.6% 11,364 10,944 3.8%
5255
3694 42.3% 9847 6152 60.1%
8454
6410 31.9% 17,148 10,291 66.6%
Total
20,082
16,315 23.1% 38,359 27,387 40.1%

Euro Sports Cars
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
47
144
7
118 -94.1% 10 231 -95.7%
286
91 214% 380 257 47.9%
422
322 31.1% 723 499 44.9%
228
292 -21.9% 474 550 -13.8%
211
284 -25.7% 409 604 -32.3%
232
354 -34.5% 536 634 -15.5%
Total
1433
1461 -1.9% 2676 2775 -3.6%

Other Sporty Cars
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
831
1030 -19.3% 1674 1955 -14.4%
523
272 92.3% 898 347 159%
2605
2438 6.9% 4732 4699 0.7%
175
318 -45.0% 371 585 -36.6%
346
411 -15.8% 812 824 -1.5%
984
1831
511
293 74.4% 849 505 68.1%
1 -100%
560
501 11.8% 1008 941 7.1%
806
1040 -22.5% 1552 1961 -20.9%
334
617 -45.9% 664 1209 -45.1%
2359
1801 31.0% 4790 3334 43.7%
118
197 -40.1% 274 380 -27.9%
1779
893 99.2% 3757 1758 114%
362
2 18,000% 362 10 3520%
146 -100% 6 268 -97.8%
Total
12,293
9959 23.4% 23,580 18,777 25.6%

Warm Hatches
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2333
2664 -12.4% 4719 5157 -8.5%
1555
2083 -25.3% 2857 3904 -26.8%
2719
963 182% 5120 2321 121%
1377
1363 1.0% 2596 2470 5.1%
1902
2701 -29.6% 3291 4735 -30.5%
Total
9886
9774 1.1% 18,583 18,587 -0.1%

Premium Sporty Cars
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
52
70 -25.7% 101 151 -33.1%
113
198
127
58 119% 219 99 121%
64
44 45.5% 125 91 37.4%
42
75 -44.0% 88 193 -54.4%
1
2 -50.0% 3 2 50.0%
8
15 -46.7% 19 48 -60.4%
331
353 -6.2% 641 692 -7.4%
3
22 -86.4% 8 57 -86.0%
118
66 78.8% 219 145 51.0%
633
856 -26.1% 1685 1648 2.2%
14
48
Total
1506
1561 -3.5% 3354 3126 7.3%

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 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 the first two months of February were 206, 354, 126, 30, and 154, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 1400 February Tesla sales, 2900 YTD.

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