Large Luxury Cars Sales In America – December 2017


Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse S 560, designo diamantweiss bright; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,9 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 181 g/km// Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 560, designo diamond white bright; Fuel consumption combined: 7.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 181 g/km

Best Selling Large Luxury Cars in America for December 2017

Here you will find the Large Luxury car sales leaders in the United States for December 2017. Each month we compile the Large Luxury car model sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data Large Luxury Cars Sales in America – November 2017 or Large Luxury Cars Sales in America – December 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Large Luxury Car Sales


Our Take On The Large Luxury Cars Sales Numbers

Removing the Tesla Model S’ estimates from the equation, to allow comparisons with 2016 when it wasn’t included in our countdown, the fall in large luxury car sales among the remaining nine nameplates rests at a touch under 10% compared with 2016’s totals.

Nearly doubling its sales year-on-year in December 2017 wasn’t enough to save the Mercedes-Benz S-Class from a 15.5% drop in its year-to-date total.

Still, the Merc fared better than its rival from BMW; the 7-Series’ sales dropped at almost double the rate of the S-Class, and its market share (Tesla excluded) dropped from 23% in 2016 to 18.2% last year.

Genesis made a strident entry to this segment in late 2016 with the G90, which ends 2017 an impressive fifth in the table. Roughly a fifth of all Genisises (Genisese? Genisi?) sold were G90s, with the rest of the brand’s sales attributed to the G80.

All those below the G90 in YTD terms are either getting fairly long-in-the-tooth (Jag XJ, Lexus LS) have recently undergone a model changeover (Audi A8 BMW 6-Series) or not aiming for the same volumes as Hyundai is with their Genesis brand (Maserati Quattroporte).

Above the G90, the Porsche Panamera increases its share of the large luxury market drastically, a 46.1% leap in sales total for the year taking its market share from 7.8% in 2016 to 12.6% in 2018 (sans Tesla Model S).


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Top Selling Large Luxury Cars Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top selling Large Luxury car sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Large Luxury Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Tesla Model S † 2,400 2,200 9.10 28,800 26,400 9.10
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2,184 1,494 46.20 15,888 18,803 -15.50
BMW 7-Series 1,107 1,313 -15.70 9,276 12,918 -28.20
Porsche Panamera 455 36 1,163.90 6,431 4,403 46.10
Genesis G90 406 379 7.10 4,398 782 462.40
Lexus LS 306 609 -49.80 4,094 5,514 -25.80
BMW 6-Series 369 348 6.00 3,355 3,947 -15.00
Audi A8 266 501 -46.90 3,127 4,149 -24.60
Jaguar XJ 263 436 -39.70 2,721 3,834 -29.00
Maserati Quattroporte 174 193 -9.80 1,700 2,268 -25.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 7,930 Total 7,509 Total 79,790 Total 83,018