Large Car Sales In America – March 2016 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Impala red rear

March 2016’s Chevrolet Impala sales performance, a 28% year-over-year U.S. sales increase to 11,465 units, represented the third-best Impala sales month in the last 15.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD

Good news? Sort of. The Impala walks on very different ground than it used to, with fleet sales de-emphasized and an upmarket aura that’s repositioned the big Chevy in the overall passenger car spectrum. 11,465 March sales? In March 2012, Chevrolet sold 19,035 Impalas. 

USA large car sales chart March 2016
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Moreover, even the Impala and GM’s other big sedan, the Buick LaCrosse combined trailed the Canadian-built Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ duo by 4134 units in the first-quarter of 2016. Chrysler 300 sales are up 23% so far this year; Dodge Charger volume is up 6%.

Ford Taurus volume is rebounding, as well. And the eighth-generation Nissan Maxima continues to make headway. Maxima volume more than doubled in the United States during the first three months of 2016, a year-over-year increase of 9031 sales. 

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 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 • March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Large Car
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2275
4425 -48.6% 8975 10,199 -12.0%
11,465
8942 28.2% 30,554 27,221 12.2%
286
264 8.3% 539 594 -9.3%
6474
5359 20.8% 15,917 12,907 23.3%
9817
8828 11.2% 27,746 26,218 5.8%
5182
4164 24.4% 13,456 10,569 27.3%
508
616 -17.5% 1355 1957 -30.8%
3762
3064 22.8% 8645 8430 2.6%
593
783 -24.3% 1552 1806 -14.1%
6588
2760 139% 16,225 7194 126%
4643
4721 -1.7% 12,201 13,604 -10.3%
Total
51,593
43,926 17.5% 137,165 120,699 13.6%

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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