Large Car Sales In America - December 2015 And 2015 Year End

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In a car market which slid 2% in calendar year 2015, American sales of full-size, volume brand cars plunged 12%, a loss of 65,000 sales across 11 nameplates.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End

Only two of those nameplates – the two which stand out as the most indirect competitors in the category – posted significant year-over-year sales increases in the United States in 2015. One, the Chevrolet SS, is an extremely rare, niche market sedan which posted a 17% improvement equal to only 416 additional sales compared with 2014. The other, Hyundai's Genesis (sedan and coupe) is a formidable luxury contender which grew 5%.

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USA large car sales chart 2015 calendar year
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Dodge Charger volume was up less than 1%, a gain of 626 units. The Charger ranked second in the category behind the fast-falling Chevrolet Impala. Chevrolet's GM corporate head garnered 158,860 total sales from the Impala and Buick LaCrosse, set to be replaced this year. The Charger and its Chrysler 300 twin generated 147,834 U.S. sales in 2015.

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 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014
Large Car
5034-37.3%42,035 51,468 -18.3%
13,088-30.8%116,825 140,280 -16.7%
9344.1%2895 2479 16.8%
399221.6%53,10953,382 -0.5%
84222.9%94,725 94,099 0.7%
37487.3%48,816 62,629 -22.1%
697-48.6%5539 7232 -23.4%
29235.9%31,374 29,992 4.6%
5489.1%7343 9267 -20.8%
318050.0%40,359 50,401 -19.9%
6501-10.5%60,063 67,183 -10.6%
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48,226-7.7%503,083 568,412 -11.5%
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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