Lexus was America’s second-best-selling premium brand in July and through the first seven months of 2016. Four of the 13 top-selling premium brand autos in July were sold in Lexus showrooms: RX, ES, NX, and IS.
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Likewise, there were four Mercedes-Benzes on the list of America’s 15 best-selling luxury autos in July.
As U.S. auto sales grew by less than 1% in July, the Lexus brand slid 6.5% because of fast-falling CT, GS, IS, LS, RC, and GX sales.
The RX and NX accounted for 47% of the brand’s July volume.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access.
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don’t report specific monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati only report brand totals. Buick has been excluded with a bunch of other automakers that don’t sell vehicles with base prices higher than $40K.
° Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is now combining E-Class and CLS-Class sales.
$50,000 USD (before delivery) is an arbitrary borderline, upgraded in 2016 from $45K last year by $5K, but if GCBC was to follow this system of designating only expensive vehicles as luxury vehicles, adding approximately $20,000 to the average new car transaction price seemed like a fitting place to begin. Plenty of less expensive vehicles with specific models feature prices above $50,000 – M, RS, and AMG models come to mind, specifically – but in the case of the second list, we know that none of the registrations were of cars priced below that borderline.