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


2017 Genesis G90

In a market that now regularly registers more SUVs and crossovers than cars, there sure were a bunch of new cars introduced to the U.S. market in September 2016.

The second vehicle to go on sale in Hyundai’s new Genesis brand is the second-generation Hyundai Equus, now known and marketed as the Genesis G90 and now shown on GCBC with large luxury cars.

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

Lincoln launched its replacement for the MKS in Septmeber by bringing back the Continental nameplate. 775 were sold in September. Together with the MKS, Lincoln full-size sedan sales hit a 30-month high. 

Alfa Romeo, meanwhile, sold its first 7 copies of the Giulia sedan at the tail end of September 2016. As a rival for the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4, the Giulia will stand out from the pack in no small way.

USA luxury car sales chart September 2016
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Other new luxury cars made an impact in September as well. For the first time since arriving in May, the Jaguar XE was Jaguar’s best-selling model. 

Audi, now launching the fifth-generation A4 and its Allroad stablemate, saw total A4 sales jump 39%, year-over-year, to the highest A4 total since December 2014. 

Infiniti is also launching the new Q60 coupe, a two-door partner to the Q50 sedan. Sales jumped 93% to the highest Q60 total since December 2014.

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
916
1614 -43.2% 11,747 13,358 -12.1%
2908
4753 -38.8% 28,540 34,808 -18.0%
1 -100% 4 32 -87.5%
7
7
2209
2712 -18.5% 24,863 26,972 -7.8%
3457
2482 39.3% 25,077 22,530 11.3%
746
945 -21.1% 6672 9812 -32.0%
977
1078 -9.4% 12,470 8472 47.2%
7432
9145 -18.7% 53,092 69,833 -24.0%
2289
2726 -16.0% 26,036 33,749 -22.9%
391
1710 -77.1% 5763 7893 -27.0%
1770
2295 -22.9% 16,130 18,839 -14.4%
155 -100% 59 8503 -99.3%
4359
3557 22.5% 31,163 31,603 -1.4%
497
258 92.6% 1413 3180 -55.6%
829
3602
638
1131 -43.6% 6821 11,132 -38.7%
2678
3152 -15.0% 26,763 35,389 -24.4%
827
1159 -28.6% 8161 10,458 -22.0%
51
147 -65.3% 468 1687 -72.3%
6600
7660 -13.8% 56,334 64,535 -12.7%
1845
2089 -11.7% 19,551 23,253 -15.9%
927
1294 -28.4% 10,088 12,627 -20.1%
376
306 22.9% 4713 5229 -9.9%
Total
42,729
50,369 -15.2% 379,537 453,894 -16.4%

Midsize Luxury Car
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
102
174 -41.4% 1053 1774 -40.6%
1 -100% 86 -100%
1599
1713 -6.7% 13,709 17,072 -19.7%
541
626 -13.6% 4588 5508 -16.7%
1521
4059 -62.5% 27,705 33,838 -18.1%
1343
5391
1503
1319 14.0% 12,148 14,253 -14.8%
1948
1600 21.8% 14,925 16,023 -6.9%
1201
2698
60
212 -71.7% 1297 1730 -25.0%
402
622 -35.4% 4495 6304 -28.7%
415
266 56.0% 5508 4647 18.5%
68
329 -79.3% 621 1905 -67.4%
4543
5195 -12.6% 43,773 46,962 -6.8%
1066
1595 -33.2% 10,964 16,233 -32.5%
775
775
239
503 -52.5% 4322 5428 -20.4%
2447
2490 -1.7% 22,862 22,963 -0.4%
511
643 -20.5% 4984 5730 -13.0%
4824
4472 7.9% 37,576 39,941 -5.9%
58
65 -10.8% 559 1083 -48.4%
147
608
485
463 4.8% 4404 3967 11.0%
Total
25,798
26,347 -2.1% 224,965 245,447 -8.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were +43% to 3175 in September; +15% to 23,671 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, 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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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – October 2016
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