Sporty Car Sales In America – November 2016 YTD


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After a brief two-month spell in which the Chevrolet Camaro reclaimed its position as America’s best-selling sporting car, the Ford Mustang once again ended a month – its 23rd in the last 25 – as the sector’s top seller in November 2016.

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

Mustang sales tumbled 15%, but the 6196-unit result was far superior to the total achieved by the Camaro, which fell to a 24-month low of 4893 sales. Year-to-date, the Camaro/Mustang/Challenger category is down 10%, a loss of 23,807 sales.

USA sports car sales chart November 2016
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November was not a bright month for many sports cars, as the segment bears the brunt of an anti-car movement that sees consumers spending their money more regularly on SUVs and crossovers. 

Highlights included Volkswagen’s sporty Golfs, the rising GTI and Golf R, as well as the Subaru WRX and STI and Infiniti Q60. Most other gains were produced by exceptionally low-volume vehicles.

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 now sortable, so you can rank sports cars, coupes, and GTs any which way you like. Mobile users can 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

American Muscle
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4893
5303 -7.7% 65,705 72,136 -8.9%
3908
4297 -9.1% 59,176 61,813 -4.3%
6196
7286 -15.0% 98,868 113,607 -13.0%
Total
14,997
16,886 -11.2% 223,749 247,556 -9.6%

Euro Sports Cars
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
23
34 -32.4% 457 603 -24.2%
240
176 36.4% 2792 929 201%
159
81 96.3% 1112 1576 -29.4%
269
432 -37.7% 3681 4199 -12.3%
270
239 13.0% 3067 3892 -21.2%
196
291 -32.6% 2521 2888 -12.7%
261
297 -12.1% 3366 3361 0.1%
Total
1418
1550 -8.5% 16,996 17,448 -2.6%

Misc. Sporty Cars
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
482
1277 -62.3% 7763 11,934 -35.0%
955
1147 -16.7% 14,434 10,877 32.7%
367
6524
1941
1952 -0.6% 27,286 30,876 -11.6%
350
2225
146
236 -38.1% 2178 2757 -21.0%
814
206 295% 2952 3659 -19.3%
881
1282 -31.3% 10,123 13,073 -22.6%
387
732 -47.1% 8732 7885 10.7%
340
381 -10.8% 5545 6910 -19.8%
513
605 -15.2% 6900 9919 -30.4%
235
376 -37.5% 3927 4883 -19.6%
2591
2481 4.4% 30,341 30,645 -1.0%
201 -100% 387 2751 -85.9%
2216
1963 12.9% 21,157 21,300 -0.7%
449
273 64.5% 3947 3492 13.0%
7 -100%
Total
11,712
11,965 -2.1% 139,987 150,091 -6.7%

Premium Sporty Cars
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
51
201
63
10 530% 654 480 36.3%
201
119 68.9% 1021 1357 -24.8%
173
118 46.6% 1461 1609 -9.2%
5
67 -92.5% 531 889 -40.3%
62
45 37.8% 571 627 -8.9%
3 292 -99.0%
6 8 -25.0%
67
103 -35.0% 1101 1244 -11.5%
89
118 -24.6% 1128 1115 1.2%
52 -100%
273
296 -7.8% 3418 3680 -7.1%
1 -100% 1 29 -96.6%
58
34 70.6% 652 1021 -36.1%
699
884 -20.9% 8190 9244 -11.4%
2 -100% 1 203 -99.5%
Total
1741
1797 -3.1% 18,734 21,558 -13.1%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales figures of the 1-Series and 2-Series.
Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. The BMW 6-Series has been removed from the premium list because we don’t use this space as a showcase for sedans (unless automakers release data for high-end sporting models like the Subaru WRX) and the 6-Series lineup now relies heavily on a sedan variant. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. 

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