After outselling the BMW 3-Series by merely 6070 units in 2015, the 3-Series plunged, the new challenger from Mercedes-Benz also took a dive, and Lexus RX sales jumped 9%. In 2016, the RX finished the year with 109,435 sales, 32,268 more than the second-ranked C-Class; 53,940 sales ahead of the next-best-selling premium utility vehicle.
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The Lexus brand was America’s second-ranked premium brand. Mercedes-Benz reported 340,237 total sales with its premium division, Sprinter and Metris vans excluded. Lexus sales fell 4% to 331,228 units. BMW reported 313,174 sales, a 10% year-ver-year decline.
Among the 15 top-selling luxury vehicles in America in 2016, 10 were SUVs/crossovers. Likewise, among the 15 top-selling $50,000+ vehicles in America in 2016, 10 were SUVs/crossovers.
Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these top-selling luxury vehicles can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well.
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don’t report specific monthly sales data.