Strangely enough, the automaker which posted the greatest increase in year-over-year sales last month is a luxury brand and isn’t on the list you’ll read below. Call it Porsche discrimination, but Jaguar and Land Rover are combined for the purposes of this fight; that fact alone keeps Porsche out and Jaguar in. Nevertheless, Porsche sales were up 137.4% in June 2010 to 2,141. To whom do you send the cheque? That’d be the creator of the Porsche Panamera. Perhaps Wendelin Wiedeking, now banished from Porsche, is the man most deserving of praise.
The month of June 2010 in the luxury car sales world belonged to BMW. Not only did BMW and Mercedes-Benz work together to knock Lexus down to the #2 spot, BMW sales increased substantially over June 2009’s total and over the figure posted in May 2010, something which can’t be said of numerous members of the luxuyy automaker fandamily. Get all the info on America’s Top 10 Best-Selling Luxury Auto Brands, more than usual in fact, without a Graph in the section below.
#10 – Jaguar/Land Rover: +53.3% to 4,408
Best-selling model: Range Rover Sport
May 2010 sales total: 3671
#9 – Volvo: -29% to 4,995
Best-selling model: Volvo XC60
May 2010 sales total: 4,659
#8 – Lincoln: -11.5% to 6,318
Best-selling model: Lincoln MKZ
May 2010 sales total: 7,755