As you must remember, this recession was gearing up for full swing. Thus, luxury car sales weren’t exactly at their peak. For that reason and because moneyed folk are starting to realize they’re still rich, luxury car sales by the stronger luxury automakers were up in September 2009 when compared with September 2008. Year-over-year, Hummer; Saab; Porsche; Lincoln; Infiniti; Acura; Audi; and Cadillac posted lower sales in September.
However, those manufacturers who sell in greater Numbers posted, well…. greater Numbers this year than they did last year. That includes Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. In the Graph below you can take a look at the Sales Stats of the top nine luxury auto sellers in America. Keep in mind, the tiny trio (Porsche, Hummer, Saab) combined for less than 2,500 sales in September. Click the Graph for a larger view.