Sporty Car Sales In America – April 2017


2017 Chevrolet Camaro black

U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Camaro jumped to a 23-month high of 8737 units in April 2017, besting the Ford Mustang in the process.

In order for the 2017 calendar year to be the Camaro’s first Mustang-besting sales victory since 2014, the Camaro would need to outsell the Mustang by roughly 800 sales per month over the remainder of 2017. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2017 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2017 YTD

The Camaro outsold the Mustang by 674 units in April 2017. 

USA sports car sales chart April 2017
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Elsewhere in the sports car/coupe realm, U.S. sales of the Audi A5 are beginning to take off again. The Mazda MX-5 Miata topped the 1300-unit mark for a second consecutive month. Ford sold a pair of GTs.

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 • March 2017April 2016

American Muscle
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
8737
7457 17.2% 24,035 26,038 -7.7%
6591
6303 4.6% 22,316 22,431 -0.5%
8063
12,726 -36.6% 30,527 42,862 -28.8%
Total
23,391
26,486 -11.7% 76,878 91,331 -15.8%

Euro Sports Cars
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
43
59 -27.1% 183 217 -15.7%
198
303 -34.7% 819 966 -15.2%
186
104 78.8% 455 321 41.7%
406
295 37.6% 1572 1419 10.8%
326
465 -29.9% 1191 1315 -9.4%
319
224 42.4% 757 909 -16.7%
215
449 -52.1% 883 1258 -29.8%
Total
1693
1899 -10.8% 5860 6405 -8.5%

Misc. Sporty Cars
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
1007
813 23.9% 2318 2714 -14.6%
848
1780 -52.4% 3097 5181 -40.2%
692
1090 -36.5% 2134 2487 -14.2%
2756
3142 -12.3% 8560 9512 -10.0%
465
1426
85
253 -66.4% 421 736 -42.8%
744
94 691% 4115 503 718%
522
813 -35.8% 2083 3682 -43.4%
1319
1086 21.5% 4701 3495 34.5%
389
489 -20.5% 1637 1833 -10.7%
444
466 -4.7% 1431 1677 -14.7%
3039
3096 -1.8% 10,729 10,549 1.7%
639
684 -6.6% 2421 2414 0.3%
39 -100% 381 -100%
1702
1988 -14.4% 7307 7085 3.1%
367
678 -45.9% 1828 1851 -1.2%
Total
15,018
16,511 -9.0% 54,208 54,100 0.2%

Premium Sporty Cars
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
91
224
102
96 6.3% 301 123 145%
70
84 -16.7% 330 252 31.0%
23
130 -82.3% 180 305 -41.0%
2
95 -97.9% 7 357 -98.0%
56
61 -8.2% 234 198 18.2%
2
7
1 -100% 3 -100%
5 -100%
103
101 2.0% 347 465 -25.4%
87
140 -37.9% 364 500 -27.2%
270
312 -13.5% 994 1199 -17.1%
1 -100%
51
46 10.9% 246 208 18.3%
940
1023 -8.1% 2958 3182 -7.0%
1 -100% 1 -100%
Total
1797
2090 -14.0% 6192 6799 -8.9%

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 Lexus ISF, as Toyota Canada does) 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. ANDC estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in the first four months of 2017 were 228 and 12, respectively. Figures through the first three months of 2017 for Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce were: 720, 734, 301, and 480.

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