Sporty Car Sales In America – May 2015 YTD


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Ford sold more Mustangs in the company’s home market during the first five months of 2015 than during the same period of each of the previous seven years. 

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

The 55% year-over-year increase to 56,571 units placed the Mustang nearly 23,000 sales ahead of the Chevrolet Camaro. The Mustang is all-new; the Camaro has reached the end of its fifth-generation.

USA sports car sales chart May 2015
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U.S. sales of most of Europe’s most noteworthy sports cars and GTs decreased on a year-over-year basis in May 2015. The BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SLK and SL, and the Porsche Boxster and Cayman and 911 were all less commonly purchased/leased in May 2015 than they were in May 2014. 

There are new Euro sports cars, however, including the Alfa Romeo 4C (supremely rare), Mercedes-Benz’s AMG GT (more popular in May than the SLS AMG ever was), and Volkswagen’s Golf R, an all-wheel-drive $37,000 hot hatch.

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 • May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

American Muscle
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
9753
10,340 -5.7% 33,982 38,951 -12.8%
7438
5748 29.4% 30,166 21,904 37.7%
13,616
9761 39.5% 56,571 36,600 54.6%
Total
30,807
25,849 19.2% 120,719 97,455 23.9%

Euro Sports Cars
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
40
295
1
189 -99.5% 14 745 -98.1%
78
108 -27.8% 967 1099 -12.0%
369
431 -14.4% 1701 1309 29.9%
411
453 -9.3% 1659 1978 -16.1%
307
411 -25.3% 1245 1772 -29.7%
304
312 -2.6% 1376 1562 -11.9%
Total
1510
1904 -20.7% 7257 8465 -14.3%

Misc. Sporty Cars
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1341
1914 -29.9% 5618 6984 -19.6%
1119
957 16.9% 4275 2588 65.2%
3514
3328 5.6% 15,500 15,021 3.2%
246
389 -36.8% 1088 1697 -35.9%
367
1004 -63.4% 1926 3268 -41.1%
1343
5601
449
530 -15.3% 2214 2251 -1.6%
800
927 -13.7% 3335 3452 -3.4%
1274
1664 -23.4% 4745 6534 -27.4%
606
852 -28.9% 2259 3738 -39.6%
2895
2957 -2.1% 12,869 11,170 15.2%
349
467 -25.3% 1088 1540 -29.4%
1826
1108 64.8% 9485 4844 95.8%
312
1479 14 10,464%
91 -100% 7 675 -99.0%
Total
16,441
16,188 1.6% 71,489 63,776 12.1%

Warm Hatches
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2614
3337 -21.7% 13,107 14,851 -11.7%
2249
2971 -24.3% 9136 12,416 -26.4%
3814
3244 17.6% 17,259 9366 84.3%
1878
1921 -2.2% 7944 7854 1.1%
2685
2729 -1.6% 10,809 13,543 -20.2%
Total
13,240
14,202 -6.8% 58,255 58,030 0.4%

Premium Sporty Cars
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
73
52 40.4% 312 357 -12.6%
117
596
116
52 123% 531 293 81.2%
58
63 -7.9% 289 318 -9.1%
30
121 -75.2% 227 701 -67.6%
1 -100% 4 10 -60.0%
296
501
18 -100% 52 133 -60.9%
420
458 -8.3% 1898 2173 -12.7%
3
35 -91.4% 23 142 -83.8%
111
94 18.1% 667 481 38.7%
841
864 -2.7% 4259 4359 -2.3%
20
106
Total
2085
1758 18.6% 9465 8967 5.5%

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 five months of 2015 were 425, 885, 315, 61, and 475, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but Automotive News now issues estimates for the brand, and those estimates say Tesla sold 1700 cars in May; 8500 YTD. HybridCars.com, which typically estimated much lower Model S sales, estimates 2300 May sales; 9100 YTD.

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