Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America- January 2018


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Best Selling Small and Midsize Luxury Cars in America for January 2018

Here you will find the Small and Midsize Luxury car sales leaders in the United States for January 2018. Each month we compile the Small and Midsize 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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Our Take On The Small and Midsize Luxury Cars Sales Numbers

The market for small luxury cars in America grew by 1.2% on last January. For midsize luxury cars, the growth was sharper, at 5.4%. Notably, sales of small and midsize premium passenger cars seems to be growing, despite the broader passenger car market shrinking by 10% year-on-year.

But it was not all rosy for every nameplate in the below charts during January.

While BMW and Audi’s small luxury sedans the 3-Series and A4 both posted significant growth on their performance this time last year, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Infiniti Q50 reported notable drops in demand. In the Mercedes-Benz’s case that drop was over 31% year-on-year.

C-Class was outsold by its related GLC-Class compact SUV cousin in January, which was Mercedes-Benz leader in terms of sales volume in the first month of the year.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class top the midsize luxury cars chart, even with a 1.3% drop they remain considerably ahead of the pack here.

The BMW 5-Series growth is sharp due to this time last year BMW preparing for the introduction of the G30 generation. It sits third in its sub-segment for January following a strong end to 2017.

Between the BMW and Mercedes-Benz sits the Lexus ES, which sold a fifth more volume in January 2018 as in 2017.


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Top Small and Midsize Luxury Cars Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Small and Midsize 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.

Small Luxury Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
BMW 3-Series 4,551 4,032 12.90 4,551 4,032 12.90
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,419 6,453 -31.50 4,419 6,453 -31.50
Infiniti Q50 2,712 3,206 -15.40 2,712 3,206 -15.40
Audi A4 2,279 1,959 16.30 2,279 1,959 16.30
Acura TLX 2,155 1,903 13.20 2,155 1,903 13.20
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,994 1,405 41.90 1,994 1,405 41.90
Audi A5 1,599 304 426.00 1,599 304 426.00
BMW 4-Series 1,585 1,944 -18.50 1,585 1,944 -18.50
Lexus IS 1,447 1,423 1.70 1,447 1,423 1.70
Cadillac ATS 1,155 974 18.60 1,155 974 18.60
Alfa Romeo Giulia 948 70 1,254.30 948 70 1,254.30
Volvo S60 712 609 16.90 712 609 16.90
Acura ILX 656 693 -5.30 656 693 -5.30
BMW 2-Series 640 658 -2.70 640 658 -2.70
Infiniti Q60 612 732 -16.40 612 732 -16.40
Jaguar XE 592 693 -14.60 592 693 -14.60
BMW i3 382 382 0.00 382 382 0.00
Volvo V60 281 248 13.30 281 248 13.30
Lexus RC 161 447 -64.00 161 447 -64.00
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 40 53 -24.50 40 53 -24.50
Lexus CT 3 393 -99.20 3 393 -99.20
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 28,923 Total 28,581 Total 28,923 Total 28,581

Midsize Luxury Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 4,099 4,155 -1.30 4,099 4,155 -1.30
Lexus ES 2,640 2,171 21.60 2,640 2,171 21.60
BMW 5-Series 2,456 749 227.90 2,456 749 227.90
Genesis G80 1,243 1,350 -7.90 1,243 1,350 -7.90
Cadillac XTS 1,220 1,849 -34.00 1,220 1,849 -34.00
Lincoln MKZ 1,176 2,090 -43.70 1,176 2,090 -43.70
Tesla Model 3 1,000 0 0.00 1,000 0 0.00
Lincoln Continental 815 1,167 -30.20 815 1,167 -30.20
Audi A6 751 1,008 -25.50 751 1,008 -25.50
Cadillac CTS 662 691 -4.20 662 691 -4.20
Cadillac CT6 628 634 -0.90 628 634 -0.90
Volvo S90 547 223 145.30 547 223 145.30
Lexus GS 475 422 12.60 475 422 12.60
Infiniti Q70 386 476 -18.90 386 476 -18.90
Maserati Ghibli 351 356 -1.40 351 356 -1.40
Audi A7 208 414 -49.80 208 414 -49.80
Jaguar XF 183 290 -36.90 183 290 -36.90
Volvo V90 172 4 0.00 172 4 0.00
Acura RLX 134 80 67.50 134 80 67.50
Kia K900 22 34 -35.30 22 34 -35.30
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 20 0 0.00 20 0 0.00
Lincoln MKS 0 20 -100.00 0 20 -100.00
Volvo S80 0 1 -100.00 0 1 -100.00
Volvo XC70 0 24 -100.00 0 24 -100.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 19,188 Total 18,208 Total 19,188 Total 18,208