Large Car Sales In America - August 2016 YTD

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While U.S. sales of the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, Nissan Maxima, and segment-leading Dodge Charger all increased dramatically in August 2016, full-size volume brand sales volume decreased 14%, year-over-year.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2016 YTD


Blame declines from the Buick LaCrosse, which is in the midst of a transition phase, its Chevrolet Impala partner, as well as the Ford Taurus, Kia Cadenza, and Toyota Avalon. The Hyundai Genesis, which we'll be including in this sector only for a little while longer – the Genesis sedan is transitioning into a new life as the Genesis G80 – lost 46% of its sales.

USA large car sales chart August 2016
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At the upper end of the category, the performance-oriented Chevrolet SS plunged 96% to only 14 U.S. sales in August 2016. General Motors, according to Automotive News, had a 45-day supply of SS sedans heading into August. 

Cars.com currently shows 586 SSs in stock. Let's not mince words: it's a flop. But August was particularly floppy, as last month's 14-unit result trails the year-to-date monthly average by 293 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. This table is sortable, so you can rank large cars any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the table 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 • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015
Large Car
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1598
4508-64.6%17,920 28,669 -37.5%
5684
9880-42.5%67,119 76,107 -11.8%
14
344-95.9%2148 2199 -2.3%
5275
433921.6%38,42933,069 16.2%
8614
696423.7%66,466 67,802 -2.0%
3414
4050-15.7%30,869 34,017 -9.3%
398
29136.8%3356 4358 -23.0%
1317
2440-46.0%20,818 22,184 -6.2%
272
322-15.5%3363 4021 -16.4%
6064
425042.7%42,807 22,930 86.7%
4116
5491-25.0%31,184 39,490 -21.0%
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Total
36,766
42,879-14.3%324,479 334,846 -3.1%
Source: Automakers
* Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with these volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the "brand status" issue.
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. 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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