Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - October 2015 YTD

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The bigger and more expensive the luxury car is, the more likely it is to be selling less often in 2015 than it was in 2014. The opposite is true, too: the smaller and more affordable the luxury car is, the more likely it is that Americans are buying and leasing more of them than they were a year ago.


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


Take Mercedes-Benz and BMW, as examples. While the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and E-Class are down 9% and 29%, respectively, over the first ten months of 2015, U.S. sales of the C-Class are up 25% and the even more affordable CLA is up 21%.

At BMW, where the departing 7-Series is down 12% and 5-Series sales tumbled 17% in the first ten months of 2015, 2-Series sales are up 63% in 2015 and 3-Series sales have risen 5% in a stalled car market. In fact, for the 1-Series-replacing 2-Series, October 2015 was the best month ever in terms of U.S. sales.

USA luxury car sales chart October 2015
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At Audi USA, A4, A6, and A7 sales are lower this this year than they were a year ago. A3 sales, however, continue to rise. Acura hardly ever sells an RLX, but TLX sales climbed to the highest level yet in October.

Then, of course, there are the automakers which are selling fewer big luxury cars and fewer small luxury cars. Take Cadillac, which has watched as its CTS freefalls month after month. But Cadillac's ATS is down 15%, as well. Can Cadillac rely on the new, surprisingly affordable CT6 to boost car volume?

Probably not.

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014
Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1860
161815.0%15,21814,4725.2%
5777
489018.1%40,58511,060267%
3
48-93.8%356250-99.4%
2732
238014.8%29,70417,04974.2%
Audi A4  ^
3156
267218.1%25,686 31,976-19.7%
845
1101-23.3%10,65714,266-25.3%
1258
67287.2%9730 597562.8%
11,012
10,1998.0%80,832769765.0%
3295
3422-3.7%37,05731,35618.2%
986
1159-14.9%88794263108%
2528
2608-3.1%21,36725,143-15.0%
33
1258-97.4%8536 13,466-36.6%
3811
296428.6%35,414 28,82822.8%
273
496-45.0%3453 6254-44.8%
1077
1158-7.0%12,20914,743-17.2%
2950
3771-21.8%38,339 40,809-6.1%
1333
------11,791 ------
81
98-17.3%1768 257588%
7283
7412-1.7%71,818 57,58224.7%
1867
2596-28.1%25,12020,80320.8%
---
1-100%---66-100%
1391
112723.4%13,939 17,574-20.7%
57
------136 ------
409
32625.5%3738 4319-13.5%
445
------2345 ------
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
54,462
51,9764.8%508,356 443,487 14.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
142
260-45.4%19162955-35.2%
1
105-99.0%8710,462-99.2%
1740
1768-1.6%18,81218,935-0.7%
736
63515.9%6244 7021-11.1%
2693
4914-45.2%36,53144,082-17.1%
1567
3096-49.4%15,82026,017-39.2%
2043
19763.4%18,066 20,362-11.3%
203
248-18.1%19332844-32.0%
682
44254.3%6986381982.9%
273
383-28.7%4920 46086.8%
229
62269%2134 116882.7%
5426
5932-8.5%52,388 58,842-11.0%
1287
1365-5.7%17,52017,617-0.6%
458
524-12.6%58866784-13.2%
2406
2508-4.1%25,369 29,277-13.3%
501
331418%5117 6182-17.2%
4661
393618.4%39,98656,545-29.3%
---
------47-42.9%
179
12642.1%1262 1519-16.9%
464
470-1.3%442442184.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
23,285
28,783-19.1%265,405 323,264 -17.9%
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 up 27.7% to 2896 in October; down 16.6% to 23,423 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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