Large Car Sales In America – September 2015 YTD


2014 Chevrolet Impala red profile

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.

USA large car sales chart September 2015

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Large Car
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3880
3626 7.0% 32,549 37,280 -12.7%
9359
9225 1.5% 85,466 107,162 -20.2%
222
111 100% 2421 2166 11.8%
6723
4757 41.3% 39,757 39,584 0.4%
7384
8624 -14.4% 70,700 72,141 -2.0%
3942
4757 -17.1% 37,959 51,694 -26.6%
281
762 -63.1% 4639 5976 -22.4%
2239
2248 -0.4% 24,423 22,313 9.5%
859
1105 -22.3% 4880 7629 -36.0%
3871
4398 -12.0% 26,801 39,749 -32.6%
4828
4862 -0.7% 44,318 50,025 -11.4%
Total
43,588
44,475 -2.0% 373,913 435,719 -14.2%

Source: Automakers
* 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.

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