Chevrolet recorded a 26% drop in Impala volume as the newer car’s move upmarket (and away from fleets) dramatically reduces its mass-market appeal. It’s still the most popular car in its segment, unless you combine the FCA fraternal twins, Chrysler’s 300 and the Dodge Charger. Impala sales have decreased in six of the last eight months.
Speaking of the Charger, sales are down slightly this year but jumped 10% in August after rising 7% in July. 300 sales, however, are tumbling at a fairly serious rate.
And what of the interlopers? America’s full-size market has traditionally been controlled by American nameplates, after all, but rivals come from all over now. The Hyundai Azera and Kia Cadenza combined to fall 60% to 1033 just units in August 2014 as the Cadenza posted its second-worst full month, its worst since May of last year. Azera sales fell to their lowest level since March 2012.
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 cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers * Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with these volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the “brand status” issue. 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. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.