Sporty Car Sales In America – April 2016 YTD


2016 Buick Cascada

Despite a modest 3% year-over-year decline, the Ford Mustang was still, by far and away, the most popular sporting car in America in April 2016.

Chevrolet’s new Camaro, up 8% compared with April 2015, trailed the Mustang by 5269 units. Through the first one-third of 2016, the Camaro and Dodge Challenger combined for 48,489 U.S. sales.

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

Ford sold 42,862 Mustangs during the same period, just south of par in comparison with the first four months of 2016.

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USA sports car sales chart April 2016
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Elsewhere among domestic two-doors, the Buick Cascada continued to expand its volume by attracting 1090 U.S. buyers in April 2016. 

Consider, for the sake of comparison, the Mazda MX-5’s 183% year-over-year increase to 1086 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. 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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

American Muscle
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7457
6909 7.9% 26,038 24,229 7.5%
6412
6771 -5.3% 22,451 22,728 -1.2%
12,726
13,144 -3.2% 42,862 42,955 -0.2%
Total
26,595
26,824 -0.8% 91,351 89,912 1.6%

Euro Sports Cars
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
60
38 57.9% 229 255 -10.2%
303
2 15,050% 966 13 7331%
104
87 19.5% 321 889 -63.9%
295
274 7.7% 1419 1332 6.5%
465
431 7.9% 1315 1248 5.4%
224
305 -26.6% 909 938 -3.1%
449
292 53.8% 1258 1072 17.4%
Total
1900
1429 33.0% 6417 5747 11.7%

Misc. Sporty Cars
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
813
1300 -37.5% 2714 4277 -36.5%
1780
1009 76.4% 5181 3156 64.2%
1090
2487
3142
3469 -9.4% 9512 11,986 -20.6%
253
216 17.1% 736 842 -12.6%
94
379 -75.2% 503 1559 -67.7%
813
1226 -33.7% 3682 4258 -13.5%
1086
384 183% 3495 1765 98.0%
489
768 -36.3% 1833 2535 -27.7%
684
1026 -33.3% 2414 3471 -30.5%
466
494 -5.7% 1677 1653 1.5%
3096
2713 14.1% 10,549 9974 5.8%
39
252 -84.5% 381 739 -48.4%
1988
1905 4.4% 7085 7659 -7.5%
678
327 107% 1851 1167 58.6%
7 -100%
Total
16,511
15,468 6.7% 54,100 55,048 -1.7%

Premium Sporty Cars
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
96
69 39.1% 123 239 -48.5%
130
138 -5.8% 305 479 -36.3%
95
104 -8.7% 357 415 -14.0%
56
56 0.0% 194 231 -16.0%
1
43 -97.7% 3 197 -98.5%
5 4 25.0%
140
205 -31.7% 500 205 144%
52 -100%
312
434 -28.1% 1199 1478 -18.9%
4 -100% 1 20 -95.0%
46
162 -71.6% 208 556 -62.6%
1023
897 14.0% 3182 3418 -6.9%
28 -100% 1 86 -98.8%
Total
1899
2140 -11.3% 6078 7380 -17.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
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 four months of 2016 were 344 and 56, respectively. Figures through the first four months of 2016: Ferrari (733), Lamborghini (342), and Rolls-Royce (301).

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Sporty Car Sales In America – April 2017
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