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


2015 Lexus RC350 black

More than just a fast start, U.S. sales of the Audi A3 continue to grow. More than a year since the relaunch of the sedan (and now convertible) A3, sales jumped 46% to more than 3100 units in July 2015.

This marked the fifth consecutive month in which A3 sales rose beyond 3000 units.

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

At BMW, sales of the brand’s core 3-Series and 4-Series models declined, but the entry-level 2-Series coupe and cabriolet jumped 61% to 1028 units, the fifth consecutive month in which 2-Series sales shot past the 1K marker.

USA luxury car sales chart July 2015
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Over at Mercedes-Benz, the CLA-Class’s modest 3% uptick equalled only 61 extra units. But Mercedes-Benz USA’s old entry point, the C-Class, posted a 12% increase to 6384 sales, second only to the 3-Series among premium cars.

At Lexus, July’s top-selling premium brand, crossovers are the main source of growth. The NX added 4337 sales to the Lexus brand’s July tally compared with July 2014. The IS sedan, the Lexus car division’s entry point, was down 6%. But that car decline was more than counteracted by an additional 1232 RC coupe sales.

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 • July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015 • July 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1613
1235 30.6% 10,084 9592 5.1%
3530
25,702
2
479 -99.6% 30 5904 -99.5%
3167
2164 46.3% 21,072 9899 113%
Audi A4  ^
2433
3083 -21.1% 17,305 22,492 -23.1%
1105
1610 -31.4% 7824 10,148 -22.9%
1028
638 61.1% 6370 3906 63.1%
7729
8789 -12.1% 50,512 50,310 0.4%
3190
3708 -14.0% 28,096 19,110 47.0%
935
363 158% 5391 1057 410%
1588
2582 -38.5% 14,095 17,492 -19.4%
407
1340 -69.6% 8084 9781 -17.3%
3807
2461 54.7% 24,207 20,467 18.3%
319
682 -53.2% 2611 4702 -44.5%
1374
1979 -30.6% 8497 10,316 -17.6%
4280
4542 -5.8% 27,700 28,115 -1.5%
1232
7962
196
41 378% 1368 41 3237%
6384
5700 12.0% 49,721 38,734 28.4%
2439
2378 2.6% 18,542 12,954 43.1%
64 -100%
1052
1739 -39.5% 9810 12,960 -24.3%
573
442 29.6% 2868 3181 -9.8%
232
1493
Total
48,615
45,955 5.8% 349,344 291,225 20.0%

Midsize Luxury Car
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
213
208 2.4% 1413 2292 -38.4%
3
736 -99.6% 84 9752 -99.1%
1928
1820 5.9% 13,337 13,730 -2.9%
749
647 15.8% 4125 5116 -19.4%
2186
5676 -61.5% 25,767 33,293 -22.6%
1515
2039 -25.7% 11,204 18,047 -37.9%
1302
1939 -32.9% 12,892 13,429 -4.0%
174
305 -43.0% 1333 2082 -36.0%
572
272 110% 5056 2997 68.7%
470
240 95.8% 4060 3682 10.3%
480
132 264% 1190 948 25.5%
5440
6326 -14.0% 34,481 39,496 -12.7%
1701
2001 -15.0% 12,843 12,123 5.9%
544
530 2.6% 4373 5218 -16.2%
2642
2776 -4.8% 17,902 21,752 -17.7%
1238
705 75.6% 4039 3899 3.6%
4893
6648 -26.4% 27,145 41,244 -34.2%
4 6 -33.3%
35
118 -70.3% 958 1079 -11.2%
405
456 -11.2% 3052 2637 15.7%
Total
26,490
33,574 -21.1% 185,258 232,822 -20.4%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, previously combined sales figures of the 3-Series and 4-Series but recently began splitting the pair. 2-Series figures continue to take old 1-Series sales into account.
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were down 18% to 2218 in July; down 22% to 15,765 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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