While U.S. sales of passenger cars slid 9% in July 2016 and a large number of luxury cars stumbled in the face of rising SUV/crossover demand, large luxury flagship sedans jumped 11% on the strength of improved sales from the two top-selling candidates.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class posted a 26% increase to 1783 units, just the second year-over-year S-Class improvement this year.
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - July 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - July 2016 YTD
The BMW 7-Series, newly launched in sixth-gen form, produced a 31% year-over-year uptick to 1203 units, the third consecutive month with more than 1000 7-Series sales. Only three times in all of 2015 did the 7-Series crest the 1K marker.
Elsewhere in the category, aside from the BMW 6-Series which treads ground between conventional vehicle categories, S-Class and 7-Series rivals continued to stumble.
Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ volume declined by a fifth. Lexus LS sales plunged 31%.
Porsche Panamera sales decreased by 8% in the lead-up to the launch of an all-new second-generation Panamera.
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.
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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 BMW 6-Series is listed here as it now features a "mainstream" sedan bodystyle in addition to its two-door variants, just like the larger 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. ANDC estimated 86 Aston Martin sales in July; 602 YTD plus 14 July Lotus sales; 98 YTD. YTD, Maserati (6013), Ferrari (1351), Bentley (793), Lamborghini (602), and Rolls-Royce (528) sales are not reported by model. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn't release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 2400 July Tesla Model S sales, 14,100 YTD. Large luxury sedans such as the Hyundai Equus, Kia K900, Cadillac XTS, and Cadillac CT6 are not included here as they operate at wildly lower price points.
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - June 2016
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - July 2016
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - July 2016
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2016
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - July 2016