As the U.S. auto industry surged to a massive September with more than 1.44 million new vehicle sales, even car sales increased, an increasingly unusual turn of events.
But among full-size cars from volume brands, sales continued to decline in September 2015.
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
The 2% drop in volume equals a 6% loss in terms of daily sales – September 2015 was a longer month for the industry and included Labour Day weekend sales this year, unlike last year.
There were exceptions to the declining rule, which even continued to take down the newly launched Nissan Maxima. Chrysler 300 volume rose 41% last month. The Buick LaCrosse jumped 7%.
The class-leading Chevrolet Impala posted a modest 1.5% increase. The very low-volume, high-priced, performance-oriented Chevrolet SS doubled its September volume.
But the decreases reported by most contenders were typical compared with what we've seen throughout the year. The Ford Taurus was down 17% in September; down 27% year-to-date. Hyundai Azera volume plunged 63% in September; down 22% year-to-date.
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. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
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* Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with these volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the "brand status" issue.
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. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.
Large Car Sales In America - October 2015 YTD
Large Car Sales In America - August 2015 YTD
Large Car Sales In America - September 2014 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - September 2015
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - September 2015 YTD
Midsize Car Sales In America - September 2015 YTD