Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – April 2015 YTD


2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan silver

In a month that saw Mercedes-Benz claim the crown as America’s top-selling manufacturer of luxury brand vehicles, the company’s sales jumped 13%. But Mercedes-Benz car volume rose just 1%, dragged down by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class’s ninth consecutive year-over-year decline. 

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

E-Class volume plunged 43% in April 2015, a loss of 2590 sales compared with April 2014.

But C-Class sales jumped 30%, a gain of 1551 sales, and the CLA added 1095 sales, year-over-year, in comparison with April 2014, the nameplate’s second-lowest monthly total since arriving in September 2013.

USA April 2015 luxury car sales chart
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As a result, Mercedes-Benz sold 16,596 cars: B, C, CLA, CLS, E, AMG GT, R, S, SL, SLK, SLS AMG. Compare that with Cadillac’s overall total – SUVs and crossovers included – of 15,801 sales, and you get a clearer picture of Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. success. The automaker also sold 12,595 SUVs and crossovers.

BMW’s 3-Series, however, continues to be the best-selling luxury brand nameplate, with its 4-Series offshoot included. 3-Series/4-Series sales rose 6% to 10,374 units in April 2015.

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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015 • April 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1631
1659 -1.7% 5136 5800 -11.4%
4093
13,834
4
880 -99.5% 23 3803 -99.4%
3187
2159 47.6% 10,930 3022 262%
Audi A4  ^
2542
3516 -27.7% 8752 12,203 -28.3%
1300
1579 -17.7% 4277 5070 -15.6%
1009
727 38.8% 3156 1631 93.5%
10,374
9794 5.9% 41,305 34,199 20.8%
406
3087
2119
2737 -22.6% 7943 10,055 -21.0%
1371
1525 -10.1% 5765 5355 7.7%
2991
2626 13.9% 13,507 12,645 6.8%
379
846 -55.2% 1559 2264 -31.1%
1170
1054 11.0% 4569 5054 -9.6%
4008
3780 6.0% 15,254 15,238 0.1%
1226
4258
158
652
6665
5114 30.3% 27,608 22,143 24.7%
2670
1575 69.5% 10,896 7704 41.4%
1 -100% 63 -100%
1301
1786 -27.2% 5845 7070 -17.3%
400
457 -12.5% 1621 1716 -5.5%
313
636
Total
49,317
41,815 17.9% 190,613 155,035 22.9%

Midsize Luxury Car
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
194
353 -45.0% 737 1531 -51.9%
10
1694 -99.4% 66 6546 -99.0%
2139
2132 0.3% 6951 7568 -8.2%
754
816 -7.6% 1869 2922 -36.0%
4294
3973 8.1% 16,359 14,925 9.6%
1726
3270 -47.2% 6362 10,929 -41.8%
2225
1958 13.6% 8434 7838 7.6%
178
285 -37.5% 819 1203 -31.9%
763
355 115% 3180 1948 63.2%
484
418 15.8% 2656 2714 -2.1%
140
260 -46.2% 409 365 12.1%
4701
6036 -22.1% 18,746 21,139 -11.3%
1711
1500 14.1% 7615 6858 11.0%
649
795 -18.4% 2691 3235 -16.8%
2915
3054 -4.6% 9421 12,272 -23.2%
539
562 -4.1% 1835 2045 -10.3%
3466
6056 -42.8% 14,700 21,929 -33.0%
3
2 50.0% 3 6 -50.0%
121
112 8.0% 493 724 -31.9%
426
436 -2.3% 1635 1346 21.5%
Total
27,438
34,067 -19.5% 104,981 128,043 -18.0%

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 26.5% to 2327 in April; down 27.6% to 7899 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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