US – Midsize Luxury Car Sales Figures

The GCBC Analysis

When you look at the midsize luxury car sales, you’ll see that the segment as a whole has not had a strong August. The segment leader, the Model 3, is down about 26 percent. Due to the large volume of Model 3s sold last year during the month of August, the drop in sales hurts the segment considerably.

Some models saw significant rises in sales, like the Audi A6, Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Lexus ES. However, there were still more models in the segment that saw sales decline when compared with last year.

When you look YTD, you’ll see that the segment is still up considerably. This is due in large part to the fact that the Model 3 performed well during the first several months of the year, due in part to the fact that Tesla couldn’t make the cars fast enough to satisfy demand last year. Now that the company is churning these cars out, sales seem to have slowed.

It will be interesting to see how this segment evolves over time. We expect the next couple of months to be interesting ones.

Below you will find sales figures for all midsize luxury cars sold in the United States broken down by month and by quarter.

We will report August 2019 Automotive Sales beginning on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, beginning around 10 AM ET.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.

Previous Month Comparison

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
BMW 5-Series 2,534 3,439 -26.32 27,758 27,711 0.17
Volvo 90-Series 141 809 -82.57 2,345 7,235 -67.59
Audi A6 1,247 146 754.11 12,395 5,679 118.26
Audi A7 331 111 198.20 3,762 1,798 109.23
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 2,892 2,251 28.48 26,126 27,943 -6.50
Lexus ES 5,636 4,686 20.27 34,576 29,138 18.66
Genesis G80 544 477 14.05 4,417 6,621 -33.29
Lexus GS 342 549 -37.70 2,377 4,707 -49.50
Tesla Model 3 13,150 17,800 -26.12 93,575 56,417 65.86
Infiniti Q70 182 306 -40.52 2,047 3,102 -34.01
Acura RLX 38 183 -79.23 753 1,253 -39.90
Jaguar XF 72 198 -63.64 961 1,625 -40.86

∑ = 27,109

∑ = 30,955

∑ = 211,092

∑ = 173,229

Previous Quarter Comparison

Monthly Sales Table