Sporty Car Sales In America – November 2015 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Camaro

For the first time since launching in sixth-gen form a year ago, U.S. sales of the Ford Mustang declined on a year-over-year basis.

Incidentally, the Mustang’s 17% year-over-year decline – equal to 1442 fewer sales than the total from November 2014, when Mustang volume perked up with pent-up demand – was timed with a 21% increase in Chevrolet Camaro sales during the month in which the sixth-gen Camaro was launched.

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

The Camaro’s gain, even coinciding with the Mustang’s decline, didn’t allow the Camaro to sell anywhere near as often as the current dominant muscle car. 

2015 will be the first year since 2009 that the Mustang has outsold the Camaro. But with the Camaro picking up steam and the Mustang no longer presenting itself as the freshest face in the class, 2016 may very well be a return to the norm.

Elsewhere in the sports car universe, the Audi TT’s year-over-year percentage gains continue to make it look more popular than it really is. TT sales jumped 1000% in November 2015, but Jaguar’s F-Type was 2.5 times more popular and the Porsche Boxster/Cayman tandem was more than three times more popular. 

USA sports car sales chart November 2015
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Mazda more than tripled MX-5 Miata sales to 732 units. November was the fifth consecutive month in which the MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S, which crumbled to its lowest full-month total in the nameplate’s history.

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 sports cars, coupes, and GTs 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

American Muscle
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5303
4385 20.9% 72,136 79,669 -9.5%
4263
4157 2.6% 61,621 46,673 32.0%
7286
8728 -16.5% 113,607 73,124 55.4%
Total
16,852
17,270 -2.4% 247,364 199,466 24.0%

Euro Sports Cars
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
44
24 83.3% 606 24 2425%
176
16 1000% 929 1146 -18.9%
81
168 -51.8% 1576 1983 -20.5%
432
377 14.6% 4199 3664 14.6%
239
317 -24.6% 3892 4353 -10.6%
291
337 -13.7% 2887 3731 -22.6%
297
319 -6.9% 3361 3219 4.4%
Total
1560
1558 0.1% 17,450 18,120 -3.7%

/Misc. Sporty Cars
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1277
1062 20.2% 11,934 15,328 -22.1%
1147
646 77.6% 10,877 6621 64.3%
1952
2378 -17.9% 30,876 31,287 -1.3%
236
188 25.5% 2757 3338 -17.4%
206
828 -75.1% 3659 7082 -48.3%
1282
880 45.7% 13,073 880 1386%
732
224 227% 7885 4367 80.6%
381
351 8.5% 6910 6753 2.3%
605
935 -35.3% 9919 13,228 -25.0%
376
408 -7.8% 4883 7088 -31.1%
2481
2707 -8.4% 30,645 22,676 35.1%
201
186 8.1% 2751 3207 -14.2%
1963
1725 13.8% 21,300 15,573 36.8%
273
3492 15 23,180%
2 -100% 7 778 -99.1%
Total
13,112
12,520 4.7% 160,968 138,221 16.5%

Warm Hatches
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
968
1984 -51.2% 23,583 31,406 -24.9%
2204
1296 70.1% 21,999 25,913 -15.1%
2854
3193 -10.6% 37,297 26,840 39.0%
878
1124 -21.9% 15,483 16,819 -7.9%
1011
1665 -39.3% 21,356 26,912 -20.6%
Total
7915
9262 -14.5% 119,718 127,890 -6.4%

Premium Sporty Cars
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
10
51 -80.4% 480 671 -28.5%
118
126 -6.3% 1609 397 305%
67
155 -56.8% 889 1192 -25.4%
50
45 11.1% 613 671 -8.6%
95 -100% 292 1364 -78.6%
1 -100% 8 16 -50.0%
118
1115
11 -100% 54 207 -73.9%
296
386 -23.3% 3680 4491 -18.1%
1
3 -66.7% 29 226 -87.2%
34
122 -72.1% 1021 1280 -20.2%
884
925 -4.4% 9244 9657 -4.3%
2
20 -90.0% 203 57 256%
Total
1580
1940 -18.6% 19,237 20,229 -4.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales figures of the 1-Series and 2-Series.
Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. The BMW 6-Series has been removed from the premium list because we don’t use this space as a showcase for sedans (unless automakers release data for high-end sporting models like the Lexus ISF, as Toyota Canada does) and the 6-Series lineup now relies heavily on a sedan variant. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in the first 11 months of 2015 were 935 and 139, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 3100 November Tesla Model S sales, 22,900 YTD. Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce sold 2105, 1999, 10,624, 930, and 775 cars, respectively in the first 11 months of 2015.

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