Large Car Sales In America - April 2016 YTD

2016 Chevrolet SS sedan
U.S. sales of full-size, volume brand sedans slid 3% in April 2016 in large part due to sharp decreases at General Motors. Both the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala, presumably due to GM's de-emphasized fleet business, lost significant numbers of April sales in 2016: 1772 for the Buick; 2689 for the Chevrolet.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD


But U.S. sales of the Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Kia Cadenza, and Toyota Avalon all fell below their April 2015 totals. And the Hyundai Azera, which Hyundai-Kia will soon forget in the U.S. in favour of the Cadenza – just as the partners have already done in Canada – tumbled 44% in April.

USA large car sales chart April 2016
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On the flip side, April 2016 was the Chevrolet SS's best sales month yet. The SS remains a low-volume car – only 592 were sold in April. But the SS has historically averaged barely more than 200 monthly SS sales.

The Chrysler 300 also continued its upward trend, and the Nissan Maxima – all-new for model year 2015 – has more than doubled its April and year-to-date 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 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015
Large Car
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1813
3585-49.4%10,788 13,784 -21.7%
8249
10,938-24.6%38,803 38,159 1.7%
592
29998.0%1131 893 26.7%
5570
380146.5%21,48716,708 28.6%
8213
9063-9.4%35,959 35,281 1.9%
4365
4416-1.2%17,821 14,985 18.9%
510
915-44.3%1865 2872 -35.1%
3374
31596.8%12,019 11,589 3.7%
533
598-10.9%2085 2404 -13.3%
4573
1696170%20,798 8890 134%
4032
4590-12.2%16,233 18,194 -10.8%
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Total
41,824
43,060-2.9%178,989 163,759 9.3%
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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