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


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New launched at Audi, Jaguar, Cadillac, and Jaguar helped buck up luxury car sales figures in the United States in July 2016, but not so much that Americans purchased and leased more luxury cars this July than last. 

Rather, the numbers would have been far worse if not for an 19% increase in Audi A4 sedan sales and 1727 sales from the Jaguar XE, Cadillac CT6, and Volvo S90, none of which were on sale at this stage of 2015.

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

America’s top-selling luxury car through the first seven months of 2016 was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But while C-Class volume slid 1% in July and sales of the BMW 3-Series plunged 12%, the 3-Series laid claim to top volume honours in July, outselling the C-Class by 495 units last month. 

USA large luxury car sales chart July 2016
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The 3-Series’ big brother, BMW’s 5-Series, posted a 50% increase to 3303 sales. Mercedes-Benz, which is now combing sales of its E-Class and the E’s CLS offshoot, fell 15% to 5225. 

Meanwhile, the BMW 2-Series continues to stand out as an exception to the rule at BMW. Sales of the 2er jumped 69% in the first seven months of 2016, a gain of 4395 sales for the two-door-only entry-level model.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1201
1613 -25.5% 9659 10,084 -4.2%
3124
3530 -11.5% 22,037 25,702 -14.3%
2 -100% 3 30 -90.0%
3038
3167 -4.1% 19,622 21,072 -6.9%
2743
2433 12.7% 18,499 17,305 6.9%
744
1105 -32.7% 5078 7824 -35.1%
1708
1028 66.1% 10,765 6370 69.0%
6799
7729 -12.0% 39,775 50,525 -21.3%
2186
3190 -31.5% 21,462 28,083 -23.6%
1479
935 58.2% 4359 5391 -19.1%
2119
1588 33.4% 11,883 14,095 -15.7%
1
407 -99.8% 59 8084 -99.3%
2805
3807 -26.3% 23,059 24,207 -4.7%
62
319 -80.6% 747 2611 -71.4%
641
1872
849
1374 -38.2% 5364 8497 -36.9%
3461
4280 -19.1% 20,560 27,700 -25.8%
977
1232 -20.7% 6269 7962 -21.3%
50
196 -74.5% 360 1368 -73.7%
6304
6384 -1.3% 43,609 49,721 -12.3%
2284
2439 -6.4% 15,895 18,542 -14.3%
1864
1052 77.2% 7649 9810 -22.0%
42
362
384
573 -33.0% 2119 2868 -26.1%
339
232 46.1% 1464 1493 -1.9%
Total
45,204
48,615 -7.0% 292,530 349,344 -16.3%

Midsize Luxury Car
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
106
213 -50.2% 833 1413 -41.0%
3 -100% 84 -100%
1822
1928 -5.5% 10,150 13,337 -23.9%
417
749 -44.3% 3473 4125 -15.8%
3303
2186 51.1% 23,578 25,767 -8.5%
827
2806
1313
1515 -13.3% 9219 11,204 -17.7%
926
1302 -28.9% 10,713 12,892 -16.9%
119
174 -31.6% 1154 1333 -13.4%
507
572 -11.4% 3654 5056 -27.7%
533
470 13.4% 4610 4060 13.5%
61
480 -87.3% 500 1190 -58.0%
5497
5440 1.0% 33,390 34,481 -3.2%
1218
1701 -28.4% 8670 12,843 -32.5%
313
544 -42.5% 3758 4373 -14.1%
2968
2642 12.3% 17,661 17,902 -1.3%
5225
6131 -14.8% 27,683 31,184 -11.2%
79
35 126% 403 958 -57.9%
259
267
632
405 56.0% 3141 3052 2.9%
Total
26,125
26,490 -1.4% 165,663 185,254 -10.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were up 18% to 2612 in July; up 11% to 17,531 YTD.
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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – August 2016
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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – July 2015
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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2016
Large Luxury Car Sales In America – July 2016