Large luxury car sales, like most other car segments, failed to see strong sales in both the month of December and 2019 as a whole. The segment saw sales slip considerably.
When you look at the month of December alone, you’ll see that the segment was down by about 2,600 when compared with the same month’s sales from 2018. Look at the entire year of 2019, and you’ll see that the segment was down by about 24,000 units.
Leading the pack in terms of sales volume was the Tesla Model S. It saw sales drop both in the month of December and in the whole year. The same can be said of the second-place model, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The third-place model was the BMW 7-Series. It saw sales drop in December, but it saw a small rise in sales for 2019 as a whole.
We expect the segment to continue to see sales drop overall in 2020. However, there may be some sales increases for particular models like the Audi A8 and the Kia K900 both of which saw decent rises in sales for the year.
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.
US Best Selling Large Luxury Cars Last Month
This data table looks at last month’s total large luxury car sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market large luxury car model sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual large luxury car models sales success in the U.S market.
This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the large luxury car segment in the United States. It includes all major large luxury car models sold in the U.S market. We compare last quarter’s large luxury car U.S sales at the model level with the same large luxury car model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which large luxury car models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of large luxury car sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.
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US Large Luxury Car Sales by Month (All Models)
This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the large luxury car segment in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major large luxury car models sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly large luxury car sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual large luxury car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).