Sporty Car Sales In America – July 2017


 

Popularity of the new-shape Audi A5 continues to rocket as the German coupe looks set to have its best year ever. Though sales dropped in July over the previous month for the first time in 2017, the A5 will break the 10k mark easily next month if this trend continues.

Cheaper roadsters the MX-5 Miata and Fiat 124 Spider, which share a platform, both continue to show strong growth over 2016 despite falling sales across the Sporty Cars segment. 

More Ford Mustangs left showrooms than Dodge Challengers in July, though the Challenger remains the only American Muscle car to have sold more cars in 2017 than 2016 YTD. The Camaro briefly caught up with itself in May, but has sales have since slipped and the Chevy is now over 1,000 sales behind 2016 figures.

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 • June 2017July 2016

American Muscle
July 2017
July 2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
4713 5520 -14.6% 41280 42354 -2.5%
5333 5588 -5% 41243 40181 3%
6206 9565 -35.1% 50814 72530 -29.9%
Total
16252 20673 -21.4% 133337 155065 -14%

 

Euro Sports Cars
July 2017
July 2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
22 43 -49% 265 340 -22%
181 211 -14% 1318 1689 -22%
14 124 -88.7% 495 675 -26.7%
232 354 -34% 2540 2360 8%
199 238 -16.4% 1815 1975 -8.1%
167 344 -51.5% 1404 1723 -18.5%
164 388 -57.7% 1401 2371 -40.9%
Total
979 1702 -42.5% 9238 11133 -17%

 

Misc. Sporty Cars
July 2017
July 2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
2255 744 203% 8994 5078 77%
1331 1708 -22.1% 6646 10765 -38.3%
422 433 -33.3% 3877 4704 -17.6%
1930 2159 -10.6% 15637 16827 -7.1%
450 480 -6.2% 2950 481 516%
50 272 -81.6% 598 1477 -59.5%
765 62 1133.9% 6703 747 797.3%
522 977 -46.6% 3621 6269 -42.2%
997 881 13.2% 7970 6265 27.2%
441 722 -38.9% 2930 3702 -20.9%
372 353 5.4% 2669 2760 -3.3%
2933 3288 -10.8% 19118 19294 -0.9%
655 682 -4% 4391 4465 -1.7%
0


0 0% 1 387 -99.7%
1747 2417 -27.7% 12480 13269 -5.9%
158 222 -28.8% 2484 2792 -11%
Total
15028 15400 -2.4% 101069 99282 1.8%

 

Premium Sporty Cars
July 2017
July 2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
30 21 42.9% 308 23 1239.1%
76 88 -17% 554 350 58%
43 97 -55.7% 522 535 -2.4%
55 166 -66.9% 275 786 -65%
2 15 -86.7% 16 511 -96.9%
56 49 14% 458 351 30%
8 0 29 0
313 0 0% 1158 0 0
1 0 0% 1 6 -83.3%
43 121 -64.5% 536 800 -33%
179 57 214% 716 735 -2.6%
154 279 -44.8% 1604 2077 -22.8%
0 0 0% 0 0 0%
30 52 -42.3% 403 367 9.9%
587 806 -27.2% 4982 5833 -14.6%
0 0 0% 0 1 0%
Total
1574 1751 -10.1% 11562 12375 -6.6%

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 three months of 2017 were ___, respectively. Figures through the first three months of 2017 for Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce were:  




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