Sales of volume-brand large cars slid 6.5% in March 2014 fell 13.3% in the first quarter of the year, a drop of more than 21,000 units compared with the first quarter of 2013.
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The Chevrolet Impala is the top-selling car in the category, but like nearly every one of its rivals, Impala sales are down sharply in 2014. Combined, the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger fraternal twins outsold the Impala by 3231 units in March; 1098 units in Q1.
The high-priced Chevrolet SS is as rare as everybody thought it’d be, and not just by volume-brand standards. Compare the SS with premium products like GM’s own Cadillac CTS and you’ll see that only one SS was sold in March for every 8.3 CTSs.
Kia hasn’t come close to the 1650-unit Cadenza sales pace from last summer since, well, last summer. 13% of the Ford Taurus’s March volume was Police Interceptor-derived. The Hyundai Azera’s 32% decline in March was the worst of any car in the group.
Through three months, 7.5% of the passenger cars sold in America are represented in this list of eleven actively-marketed large cars. The decline displayed in this vehicle category isn’t unique among cars, although it is pronounced. Automotive News says passenger car sales are down 4.1% this year, and the 0.5% increase in March was very small in comparison to the 5.7% year-over-year increase in overall new vehicle sales.
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 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.
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? You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.