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Large Luxury Car Sales In America – July 2014 YTD

2004 Jaguar XJ

Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class outsold all its direct rivals in the United States in July 2014. In fact, the S-Class outsold many indirect rivals, as well, and one key (less costly) Mercedes-Benz, too.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2014 YTD
All Cars Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
All Makes & Models Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales

USA large luxury car sales chart July 2014
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For every 3.5 S-Class sedans sold in America in July, BMW sold but one 7-Series. The S-Class outsold the Audi A8 by a similar margin, the Lexus LS by a 3-to-1 count. 

Year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz USA has sold 13,366 GL SUVs; not quite that many S-Classes. In July, however, as in June, the S-Class outsold the GL. 

This is of some consequence, as the rise of high-end SUVs has caused sales of these large luxury flagship sedans to gradually decline. But the S-Class/GL-Class equation isn’t the only one that matters.

Consider the Jaguar XJ, which is likely to sell around 5000 copies in 2014, or half as many as XJs as were sold in 2004, when the car looked like the one in the above image. Meanwhile, after five years in the four digits, Land Rover sold 12,221 Range Rovers in 2013 and could top 13,000 units in 2014. Mercedes-Benz could sell 23,000 S-Classes this year; they sold nearly 31,000 in 2006, when fewer than 19,000 GLs were sold. 

What about those other big luxury cars, the ones which lack the high prices and brand stature of the S-Class and 7-Series? Hyundai sold 305 copies of the Equus in July (2082 YTD), Kia sold 132 K900s (and 948 since March), and Cadillac reported 1939 XTS sales (13,429 YTD). 

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank large luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014July 2013

Large Luxury Car

645 0.3% 5116 4685 9.2%
452 11.3% 3137 3551 -11.7%
477 -19.5% 5717 5631 1.5%
851 -36.1% 5255 5926 -11.3%
570 -46.5% 2627 3125 -15.9%
661 -5.6% 4578 5908 -22.5%
585 20.5% 3899 4237 -8.0%
577 232.8% 13,151 6788 93.7%
487 -19.7% 3516 3019 16.5%
5305 13.5% 46,996 42,870 9.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the the A7 and CLS here but also with midsize luxury cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in July 2014 were 102, 175, 59, 14, and 75, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but estimates 1400 July Tesla sales, 9400 YTD.

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