Large Car Sales In America - October 2015 YTD

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Sales of full-size, volume brand cars rose 4% in October 2015, nearly matching the rate of growth achieved by the overall passenger car market.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD


Despite sharp gains from the Hyundai Azera and soon-to-be-replaced Buick LaCrosse, sales of the category increased by nearly 1700 units. Thank the Dodge Charger's 24.5% leap forward for much of the progress. Combined, the Charger and its Chrysler 300 sibling outsold the Chevrolet Impala by 1432 units in October.

Through the first ten months of 2015, the FCA fraternal twins outsold the Impala 26,423 units. (GM sold more than 35,000 extra LaCrosses.) Impala sales, down 17% this year, are on track to be nearly two-thirds lower than they were in pre-recession 2007.

USA large car sales chart October 2015
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True, Chevrolet is targeting a different buyer now with a more upmarket Impala. But the change is striking, nevertheless, and speaks to the larger theme at play. Many buyers who want this kind of space and are willing to spend this kind of money are more apt to choose a roomy crossover, not a full-size sedan.

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014
Large Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2977
4071-26.9%35,526 41,351 -14.1%
11,805
10,60711.3%97,271 117,769 -17.4%
192
11567.0%2613 2281 14.6%
4564
4935-7.5%44,32144,519 -0.4%
8673
696724.5%79,373 79,108 0.3%
3648
3775-3.4%41,607 55,469 -25.0%
243
287-15.3%4882 6263 -22.1%
2020
2325-13.1%26,443 24,638 7.3%
1018
60867.4%5898 8237 -28.4%
4903
418817.1%31,704 43,937 -27.8%
4800
5279-9.1%49,118 55,304 -11.2%
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Total
44,843
43,1573.9%418,756 478,876 -12.6%
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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