Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – June 2016 YTD


2016 BMW 2-Series coupe grey

June 2016 was the best month of U.S. sales in the brief history of the BMW 2-Series.

U.S. 2-Series sales jumped 139% to 2554 units as June continued the uninterrupted streak of 2-Series sales improvement. BMW is on track to sell more than 22,000 copies of the 2-Series coupe and convertible in 2016, far better than the 13,132 sales managed by its 1-Series predecessor in 2010.

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

But elsewhere at BMW, car sales are nosediving. The most popular 3-Series, America’s second-best-selling premium brand passenger car nameplate, fell 23% in the first-half of 2016. The 4-Series, essentially a 3-Series offshoot, is likewise down 23%. Sales of the i3 and 5-Series are falling, as well. 

These declines are particularly worthy of note at BMW, but they’re not entirely abnormal in the current U.S. auto market. 

At Acura, TLX sales are down 15% this year. The Audi A3 is off last year’s pace by 7%. Cadillac ATS sales are down 22%. 

USA luxury car sales chart June 2016
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Every Infiniti car is in decline. Every Lexus car is in decline. Every Mercedes-Benz car besides the AMG GT? Also in decline. Aside from models which weren’t on sale at this stage in 2015, every Volvo car is in decline. The verdict is the same at Lincoln, as well.

Yet automakers are forging ahead with new luxury car plans, as evidenced by the arrival of the Volvo S90 in June. The S80 is a historic flop. Can the S90 successor do much better? Volvo USA wants to sell an average of 1250 S90s per month, though the goal for its V90 wagon sibling stands at only 1000 per year.

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 sortable, so you can rank luxury brand 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 • July 2016 • May 2016June 2015

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1114
1662 -33.0% 8458 8471 -0.2%
2812
3986 -29.5% 18,913 22,172 -14.7%
1 -100% 3 28 -89.3%
3171
3482 -8.9% 16,584 17,905 -7.4%
2936
3112 -5.7% 15,756 14,872 5.9%
802
1101 -27.2% 4334 6719 -35.5%
2554
1067 139% 9057 5342 69.5%
6819
6891 -1.0% 32,976 42,796 -22.9%
3184
6625 -51.9% 19,276 24,893 -22.6%
608
551 10.3% 2880 4456 -35.4%
1880
2211 -15.0% 9764 12,507 -21.9%
4
748 -99.5% 58 7677 -99.2%
2349
3470 -32.3% 20,254 20,400 -0.7%
79
366 -78.4% 685 2292 -70.1%
633
1231
785
1118 -29.8% 4515 7123 -36.6%
2748
3821 -28.1% 17,099 23,420 -27.0%
787
1129 -30.3% 5292 6730 -21.4%
44
242 -81.8% 310 1172 -73.5%
6867
8316 -17.4% 37,305 43,337 -13.9%
2296
2391 -4.0% 13,611 16,103 -15.5%
1559
1406 10.9% 5779 8758 -34.0%
69
320
593
437 35.7% 1732 2299 -24.7%
434
328 32.3% 1125 1257 -10.5%
Total
45,127
54,461 -17.1% 247,317 300,729 -17.8%

Midsize Luxury Car
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
113
224 -49.6% 727 1200 -39.4%
5 -100% 81 -100%
1690
2431 -30.5% 8328 11,409 -27.0%
487
669 -27.2% 3056 3376 -9.5%
2847
2965 -4.0% 20,275 23,581 -14.0%
962
1979
1516
1535 -1.2% 7906 9689 -18.4%
1184
1447 -18.2% 9787 11,590 -15.6%
131
170 -22.9% 1035 1159 -10.7%
522
613 -14.8% 3147 4484 -29.8%
397
446 -11.0% 4077 3590 13.6%
62
168 -63.1% 439 710 -38.2%
5060
4742 6.7% 27,893 29,041 -4.0%
1351
1643 -17.8% 7452 11,142 -33.1%
413
525 -21.3% 3445 3829 -10.0%
2760
2543 8.5% 14,693 15,260 -3.7%
4292
4055 5.8% 22,458 25,053 -10.4%
81
283 -71.4% 325 923 -64.8%
8
8
752
625 20.3% 2503 2647 -5.4%
Total
24,628
25,089 -1.8% 139,533 158,764 -12.1%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were down 2.1% to 2802 in June; up 10.1% to 14,919 YTD.
° Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is now combining E-Class/CLS-Class sales.
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. This explains why you’ll see the Acura ILX here but also with mainstream cars like the Buick Verano, too, and the Audi A5 is also displayed with coupes and convertibles… because readers have wanted it both ways. Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the “brand status” issue. The K900, Equus, CT6, and XTS are here not because of their size but because of their price points, their lack of direct comparability with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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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