Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In America – March 2018


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

Here you will find the Small and Midsize Luxury car sales leaders in the United States for March 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

Sales of small luxury cars fell by 4.71% year-on-year, as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series fail to hit the highs they saw a year ago.

March 2017 saw the C-Class on a serious hot streak, with the nameplate peaking at just over 8000 sales for the month this time last year. 2018 has been less fortuitous for the three-pointed star’s entry-level sedan – 35.3% less so to be precise.

The 3-Series sales have also fallen year-on-year, though not by the same magnitude as the Mercedes. At the end of Q1, the BMW is behind by 6.7%.

The two German cars’ dip in sales has allowed another nameplate a shot at the top spot. The Infiniti Q50’s sales are up 12% for the year so far, with March representing 33.8% year-on-year growth. Infiniti’s sedans and coupes were up 2.6% in March, interestingly, as sales of the brand’s crossovers and SUVs fell 8.7%.

A surge in sales for the midsize luxury sales leader, the BMW 5-Series, in March was not enough to ward off a dip in overall sales for the midsize luxury car market as a whole.

Sales of the 5-Series were up 39.1% last month, with the increase alone representing 4.7% of all midsize luxury cars sold in the USA in March.

Drops for the Mercedes-Benz E- and CLS-Class, Lexus ES, Lincoln MKZ, Audi A6 and Genesis G80 among others helped erode the 5-Series momentum, with sales overall down 4% year-on-year for the segment.

Additional sales from Volvo 90-Series vehicles and the Tesla Model 3 have contributed to the segment’s year-to-date total for 2018 so far being 2.1% up on figures to the end of March 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 4,845 6,197 -21.80 13,651 14,637 -6.70
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,984 8,021 -37.90 13,350 20,619 -35.30
Infiniti Q50 5,085 3,800 33.80 11,701 10,450 12.00
Acura TLX 4,014 2,815 42.60 8,963 7,124 25.80
Audi A4 3,296 4,062 -18.90 7,906 8,568 -7.70
BMW 4-Series 3,230 3,324 -2.80 6,939 8,080 -14.10
Audi A5 2,587 674 283.80 6,074 1,311 363.30
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,949 1,079 80.60 5,455 4,010 36.00
Lexus IS 2,312 2,597 -11.00 5,283 5,704 -7.40
Cadillac ATS 1,419 1,367 3.80 3,962 3,346 18.40
Alfa Romeo Giulia 1,284 484 165.30 3,085 965 219.70
BMW 2-Series 1,179 993 18.70 2,768 2,249 23.10
Infiniti Q60 1,136 1,829 -37.90 2,603 3,371 -22.80
Volvo S60 634 1,263 -49.80 2,143 2,948 -27.30
BMW i3 992 703 41.10 1,997 1,403 42.30
Jaguar XE 609 1,336 -54.40 1,635 3,022 -45.90
Volvo V60 522 325 60.60 1,010 998 1.20
Lexus RC 271 619 -56.20 618 1,561 -60.40
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 33 50 -34.00 122 159 -23.30
Lexus CT 1 841 -99.90 4 1,692 -99.80
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 40,382 Sum Total 42,379 Sum Total 99,269 Sum Total 102,217

Midsize Luxury Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 4,024 4,690 -14.20 12,435 12,316 1.00
BMW 5-Series 4,397 3,161 39.10 10,038 6,641 51.20
Lexus ES 3,938 4,626 -14.90 9,263 9,506 -2.60
Cadillac XTS 1,735 1,484 16.90 4,898 4,678 4.70
Lincoln MKZ 1,803 2,479 -27.30 4,359 6,643 -34.40
Genesis G80 1,049 1,347 -22.10 3,378 3,952 -14.50
Tesla Model 3 1,000 0 0.00 3,000 0 0.00
Audi A6 1,171 1,576 -25.70 2,764 3,678 -24.90
Cadillac CT6 994 968 2.70 2,467 2,404 2.60
Cadillac CTS 894 882 1.40 2,442 2,486 -1.80
Lincoln Continental 832 963 -13.60 2,405 3,209 -25.10
Volvo S90 659 448 47.10 1,825 1,041 75.30
Lexus GS 754 737 2.30 1,763 1,695 4.00
Infiniti Q70 655 1,072 -38.90 1,491 1,962 -24.00
Maserati Ghibli 387 534 -27.50 1,069 1,413 -24.30
Audi A7 367 541 -32.20 843 1,426 -40.90
Volvo V90 242 98 146.90 604 135 347.40
Jaguar XF 215 678 -68.30 560 1,285 -56.40
Acura RLX 178 110 61.80 463 293 58.00
Kia K900 37 43 -14.00 91 108 -15.70
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 34 0 0.00 80 0 0.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 25,365 Sum Total 26,437 Sum Total 66,238 Sum Total 64,871