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


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class red

With sharp declines from the Acura TLX, Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and 4-Series, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and CLA-Class, small and entry-level luxury cars posted a sharp 18% year-over-year sales decline in the United States in November 2015.

Combined sales of the 3-Series, C-Class, TLX, and IS were down 24% to 21,722 units in America in November 2015, a loss of 6855 sales compared with November 2014. 

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

It won’t surprise you to learn that America’s small and entry-level luxury utility vehicles in November posted a 34% collective year-over-year gain equal to an additional 8106 sales compared with the same period a year ago.

USA luxury car sales chart November 2015
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Consumers are undeniably veering away from cars to SUVs, not all that slowly but very surely. This doesn’t mean all cars are suffering the same plight. 

Audi A3 sales continue to rise. BMW 2-Series sales continue to rise. Infiniti Q70 sales continue to rise.

Granted, none of those cars are particularly high-volume players.

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 • November 2016 • December 2015 • October 2015November 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1353
1652 -18.1% 16,571 16,124 2.8%
2987
4233 -29.4% 43,572 15,293 185%
20 -100% 35 6270 -99.4%
3028
2511 20.6% 32,732 19,560 67.3%
Audi A4  ^
2719
3104 -12.4% 28,405 35,080 -19.0%
1277
1062 20.2% 11,934 15,328 -22.1%
1147
646 77.6% 10,877 6621 64.3%
8433
10,475 -19.5% 89,265 87,451 2.1%
3424
4227 -19.0% 40,481 35,583 13.8%
723
816 -11.4% 9602 5079 89.1%
2055
2282 -9.9% 23,422 27,425 -14.6%
38
940 -96.0% 8574 14,406 -40.5%
3782
4216 -10.3% 39,196 33,044 18.6%
206
828 -75.1% 3659 7082 -48.3%
984
1322 -25.6% 13,193 16,065 -17.9%
3063
4610 -33.6% 41,402 45,419 -8.8%
1282
880 45.7% 13,073 880 1386%
41
193 -78.8% 1809 450 302%
7239
9259 -21.8% 79,057 66,841 18.3%
2611
3898 -33.0% 27,731 24,701 12.3%
66 -100%
1281
1017 26.0% 15,220 18,591 -18.1%
47
183
328
314 4.5% 4066 4633 -12.2%
222
2567
Total
48,270
58,505 -17.5% 556,636 501,992 10.9%

Midsize Luxury Car
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
120
225 -46.7% 2036 3180 -36.0%
1
78 -98.7% 88 10,540 -99.2%
1582
2061 -23.2% 20,394 20,996 -2.9%
636
588 8.2% 6880 7609 -9.6%
4646
3105 49.6% 41,177 47,187 -12.7%
1224
2446 -50.0% 17,044 28,463 -40.1%
1976
1697 16.4% 20,042 22,059 -9.1%
198
228 -13.2% 2131 3072 -30.6%
677
559 21.1% 7663 4378 75.0%
454
500 -9.2% 5374 5108 5.2%
228
69 230% 2362 1237 90.9%
4725
5884 -19.7% 57,113 64,726 -11.8%
2174
1836 18.4% 19,694 19,453 1.2%
520
449 15.8% 6406 7233 -11.4%
2325
2096 10.9% 27,694 31,373 -11.7%
454
224 103% 5571 6406 -13.0%
4751
4737 0.3% 44,737 61,284 -27.0%
4 7 -42.9%
449
155 190% 1711 1674 2.2%
262
405 -35.3% 4686 4623 1.4%
Total
27,402
27,342 0.2% 292,807 350,608 -16.5%

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 10% to 2418 in November; down 16% to 25,841 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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