Sporty Car Sales In America – June 2016 YTD


2017 Fiat 124 Spider

U.S. sales of Detroit’s still popular trio of muscle cars took a 26% dive in June 2016, a sharp decline caused by all three models, but the Chevrolet Camaro most especially.

Camaro sales plunged 42%, a loss of 3642 units. The Camaro’s lack of sales momentum is a topic we discussed a month ago and delved into more deeply on TTAC a couple of weeks ago. Regardless of the reasons for its rapid decline, June marked a 19-month low for the Camaro. 

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

Chevrolet averaged 8235 June Camaro sales over the previous five years. Mustang sales were almost twice as high in June 2016.

June also hosted the arrival new sports cars from Fiat and Acura. Incidentally, the Japanese-branded second-generation Acura NSX is very much an American Honda creation, not only in design but in assembly. 

USA June 2016 sports car sales chart
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The Fiat 124 Spider, on the other hand, wears an Italian suit but takes its underpinnings from the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. 

June sales were inconsequential for both. IHS estimates Fiat USA will sell 500 124 Spiders per month. 

Mazda currently sells roughly 900 MX-5s per month, down from 1400 in 2006.

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 • May 2016June 2015

American Muscle
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4969
8611 -42.3% 36,834 42,593 -13.5%
5479
6845 -20.0% 34,607 37,011 -6.5%
9776
11,719 -16.6% 62,965 68,290 -7.8%
Total
20,224
27,175 -25.6% 134,406 147,894 -9.1%

Euro Sports Cars
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
36
25 44.0% 309 320 -3.4%
233
2 11,550% 1478 16 9138%
104
105 -1.0% 551 1072 -48.6%
306
451 -32.2% 2006 2152 -6.8%
168
421 -60.1% 1737 2080 -16.5%
343
310 10.6% 1379 1555 -11.3%
344
257 33.9% 1983 1633 21.4%
Total
1534
1571 -2.4% 9443 8828 7.0%

Misc. Sporty Cars
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
802
1101 -27.2% 4334 6719 -35.5%
2554
1067 139% 9057 5342 69.5%
755
4071
2483
2807 -11.5% 14,668 18,307 -19.9%
1
1
235
204 15.2% 1205 1292 -6.7%
79
366 -78.4% 685 2292 -70.1%
787
1129 -30.3% 5292 6730 -21.4%
889
440 102% 5384 2654 103%
593
666 -11.0% 2980 4001 -25.5%
688
1003 -31.4% 3783 5748 -34.2%
347
550 -36.9% 2407 2809 -14.3%
3130
2166 44.5% 16,006 15,035 6.5%
258 -100% 387 1346 -71.2%
2032
1820 11.6% 10,852 11,305 -4.0%
286
192 49.0% 2570 1671 53.8%
7 -100%
Total
15,661
13,769 13.7% 83,682 85,258 -1.8%

Premium Sporty Cars
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2
2
72
51 41.2% 262 363 -27.8%
169
137 23.4% 620 733 -15.4%
94
62 51.6% 496 593 -16.4%
57
62 -8.1% 298 351 -15.1%
11 -100% 3 238 -98.7%
1
1 0.0% 6 5 20.0%
79
106 -25.5% 678 607 11.7%
52 -100%
191
303 -37.0% 1798 2201 -18.3%
4 -100% 1 27 -96.3%
44
93 -52.7% 315 760 -58.6%
852
813 4.8% 5026 5072 -0.9%
29 -100% 1 135 -99.3%
Total
1561
1672 -6.6% 9506 11,137 -14.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales figures of the 1-Series and 2-Series.
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.

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