Only two of those nameplates – the two which stand out as the most indirect competitors in the category – posted significant year-over-year sales increases in the United States in 2015. One, the Chevrolet SS, is an extremely rare, niche market sedan which posted a 17% improvement equal to only 416 additional sales compared with 2014. The other, Hyundai’s Genesis (sedan and coupe) is a formidable luxury contender which grew 5%.
Dodge Charger volume was up less than 1%, a gain of 626 units. The Charger ranked second in the category behind the fast-falling Chevrolet Impala. Chevrolet’s GM corporate head garnered 158,860 total sales from the Impala and Buick LaCrosse, set to be replaced this year. The Charger and its Chrysler 300 twin generated 147,834 U.S. sales in 2015.
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. This table is 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.