Best Selling Small and Midsize Luxury Cars in America for March 2018
Here you will find the Small and Midsize Luxury car sales leaders in the United States for March 2018. Each month we compile the Small and Midsize Luxury car model sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.
Our Take On The Small and Midsize Luxury Cars Sales Numbers
Sales of small luxury cars fell by 4.71% year-on-year, as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series fail to hit the highs they saw a year ago.
March 2017 saw the C-Class on a serious hot streak, with the nameplate peaking at just over 8000 sales for the month this time last year. 2018 has been less fortuitous for the three-pointed star’s entry-level sedan – 35.3% less so to be precise.
The 3-Series sales have also fallen year-on-year, though not by the same magnitude as the Mercedes. At the end of Q1, the BMW is behind by 6.7%.
The two German cars’ dip in sales has allowed another nameplate a shot at the top spot. The Infiniti Q50’s sales are up 12% for the year so far, with March representing 33.8% year-on-year growth. Infiniti’s sedans and coupes were up 2.6% in March, interestingly, as sales of the brand’s crossovers and SUVs fell 8.7%.
A surge in sales for the midsize luxury sales leader, the BMW 5-Series, in March was not enough to ward off a dip in overall sales for the midsize luxury car market as a whole.
Sales of the 5-Series were up 39.1% last month, with the increase alone representing 4.7% of all midsize luxury cars sold in the USA in March.
Drops for the Mercedes-Benz E- and CLS-Class, Lexus ES, Lincoln MKZ, Audi A6 and Genesis G80 among others helped erode the 5-Series momentum, with sales overall down 4% year-on-year for the segment.
Additional sales from Volvo 90-Series vehicles and the Tesla Model 3 have contributed to the segment’s year-to-date total for 2018 so far being 2.1% up on figures to the end of March 2017.
Best Selling Small and Midsize Luxury Cars Rankings
Top Small and Midsize Luxury Cars Sales Figures – This Month
This sales table of shows the top Small and Midsize Luxury car sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.
For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.