Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - October 2016 YTD

2016 Acura RLX SportHybrid
The overall U.S. auto industry's sharp 6% year-over-year decline in October 2016 hid within its shadow a 10% drop in passenger car sales. And inside that passenger car market were many declines far worse than that, particularly in the luxury sector.

Audi's eight cars collectively fell 7%. BMW's car volume was down 38%. Car sales at Cadillac slid 13%. Lexus's cars were down by a fifth. Mercedes-Benz car sales fell 10%. Porsche's cars tumbled 31%. Car sales at Volvo fell 20%. 



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



But it was at Acura, where 7783 passenger cars were sold in October 2015, that the measured decline was sharpest. 

USA luxury car sales chart October 2016
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Acura car sales fell 50%, chopping volume in half to 3873 units. From the entry-level ILX's 46% drop to the most popular TLX's 53% decrease to the flagship RLX's 35% slide, Acura car sales were down. Down. And down.

Of course, the NSX supercar contributed additional sales. It wasn't on sale at this time last year. But the 67 extra units brought in by the Ohio-built hybrid sports car paled in comparison to the 3063-unit drop reported by the TLX alone.


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 • September 2016October 2015

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
999
1860-46.3%12,74615,218-16.2%
2714
5777-53.0%31,25440,585-23.0%
---
3-100%435-88.6%
---
------7------
1708
2732-37.5%26,57129,704-10.5%
4176
315632.3%29,253 25,68613.9%
609
845-27.9%728110,657-31.7%
1009
1258-19.8%13,479 973038.5%
5215
11,012-52.6%58,30780,845-27.9%
2853
3295-13.4%28,88937,044-22.0%
442
986-55.2%62058879-30.1%
1593
2528-37.0%17,72321,367-17.1%
---
33-100%59 8536-99.3%
3689
3811-3.2%34,852 35,414-1.6%
725
273166%2138 3453-38.1%
941
------4543 ------
564
1077-47.6%738512,209-39.5%
2523
2950-14.5%29,286 38,339-23.6%
1081
1333-18.9%9242 11,791-21.6%
58
81-28.4%526 1768-70.2%
6227
7283-14.5%62,561 71,818-12.9%
2295
186722.9%21,84625,120-13.0%
1237
1448-14.6%11,325 14,075-19.5%
339
854-60.3%5052 6083-16.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
40,997
54,462-24.7%420,534 508,356 -17.3%


Midsize Luxury Car
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
93
142-34.5%11461916-40.2%
---
1-100%---87-100%
1429
1740-17.9%15,13818,812-19.5%
583
736-20.8%5171 6244-17.2%
1462
2693-45.7%29,16736,531-20.2%
1316
------6707------
1024
1567-34.7%13,17215,820-16.7%
1464
2043-28.3%16,389 18,066-9.3%
1109
------3807------
30
203-85.2%13271933-31.4%
451
682-33.9%49466986-29.2%
310
27313.6%5818 492018.3%
81
229-64.6%702 2134-67.1%
4190
5426-22.8%47,963 52,388-8.4%
1388
12877.8%12,35217,520-29.5%
1222
------1997------
325
458-29.0%46475886-21.1%
2481
24063.1%25,343 25,369-0.1%
637
867-26.5%5621 6596-14.8%
203
501-59.5%3804 5117-25.7%
3624
4661-22.2%37,59939,986-6.0%
20
179-88.8%579 1262-54.1%
351
------959 ------
399
464-14.0%480344248.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
21,711
26,558-18.3%249,157 271,997 -8.4%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were up 33.4% to 3864 in October; up 17.6% to 27,535 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.

RECOMMENDED READING

Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - September 2016
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America - October 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - October 2016
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - October 2016
Large Luxury Car Sales In America - October 2016

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