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


2017 Audi A4 sedan grey

Though its face is hardly fresh, under the skin, the 2017 Audi A4 is very much a new car, and that newness is paying off in the United States luxury sector where premium cars are rapidly losing market share.

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

Cohorts from Acura, BMW, Cadillac, and Infiniti tumbled in November 2016, but Audi A4 sales jumped 26% to 3414 units, the fifth consecutive monthly improvement for the top-selling Audi car.

USA luxury car sales chart November 2016
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Four out of every ten cars sold by Audi’s U.S. dealers in November were A4s. U.S. sales of the smaller A3 are down 13% so far this year. Jointly, the larger Audi A6 and A7 are down 18% through 2016’s first eleven months. 

Year-to-date, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is America’s top-selling premium brand car. Combined, the BMW 3-Series and 4-Series – the latter a 3-Series offshoot – have outsold the C-Class by a wide 26,025-unit margin. 

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 • December 2016 • October 2016November 2015

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
772
1353 -42.9% 13,518 16,571 -18.4%
2281
2987 -23.6% 33,535 43,572 -23.0%
2 -100%
7
2063
3028 -31.9% 28,634 32,732 -12.5%
3414
2719 25.6% 32,667 28,405 15.0%
482
1277 -62.3% 7763 11,934 -35.0%
955
1147 -16.7% 14,434 10,877 32.7%
5411
8433 -35.8% 63,718 89,278 -28.6%
3240
3424 -5.4% 32,129 40,468 -20.6%
629
723 -13.0% 6834 9602 -28.8%
1490
2055 -27.5% 19,213 23,422 -18.0%
38 -100% 59 8574 -99.3%
3361
3782 -11.1% 38,213 39,196 -2.5%
814
206 295% 2952 3659 -19.3%
951
5494
550
984 -44.1% 7935 13,193 -39.9%
3571
3063 16.6% 32,857 41,402 -20.6%
881
1282 -31.3% 10,123 13,073 -22.6%
52
41 26.8% 578 1809 -68.0%
7261
7239 0.3% 69,822 79,057 -11.7%
2070
2611 -20.7% 23,916 27,731 -13.8%
1371
1328 3.2% 12,696 15,403 -17.6%
42
47 -10.6% 529 183 189%
292
328 -11.0% 3074 4066 -24.4%
215
222 -3.2% 2485 2567 -3.2%
Total
42,168
48,317 -12.7% 463,185 556,776 -16.8%

Midsize Luxury Car
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
140
120 16.7% 1286 2036 -36.8%
1 -100% 88 -100%
1532
1582 -3.2% 16,670 20,394 -18.3%
576
636 -9.4% 5747 6880 -16.5%
1126
4646 -75.8% 30,293 41,177 -26.4%
1169
7876
1042
1224 -14.9% 14,214 17,044 -16.6%
2653
1976 34.3% 19,042 20,042 -5.0%
1005
4812
26
198 -86.9% 1353 2131 -36.5%
346
677 -48.9% 5292 7663 -30.9%
361
454 -20.5% 6179 5374 15.0%
52
228 -77.2% 754 2362 -68.1%
4097
4725 -13.3% 52,060 57,113 -8.8%
1201
2174 -44.8% 13,553 19,694 -31.2%
1419
3416
89
520 -82.9% 4736 6406 -26.1%
2541
2325 9.3% 27,884 27,694 0.7%
733
662 10.7% 6353 7258 -12.5%
4642
5205 -10.8% 46,045 50,308 -8.5%
52
449 -88.4% 631 1711 -63.1%
670
1629
390
262 48.9% 5193 4686 10.8%
Total
25,862
28,064 -7.8% 275,018 300,061 -8.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ A4 includes Allroad, without which A4 sales were up 30% to 3143 in November; up 18.7% to 30,678 YTD.
Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, intermittently chooses to combine E-Class & CLS-Class sales.
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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