America’s appetite for large cars sold by volume brands continued to shrink in September 2014, falling 10% compared with September 2013. That equals a loss of 4836 units in an industry which grew by more than 100,000 sales.
The Chevrolet Impala led all contenders with 9225 sales, and the Impala’s 20% drop did not hinder Chevrolet car sales from rising 10% as the Corvette, Cruze, Malibu, and Sonic produced significant year-over-year increases. Chevrolet’s SS fell to its lowest full month total. The SS has been on the market since November of last year.
Ford and Chrysler sold an equal number of Taurus sedans and 300s. Dodge Charger sales slid 1%. Combined sales of the Charger and 300 totalled 13,381 units. General Motors sold 12,851 Impalas and Buick LaCrosses.
Hyundai’s Azera joined with the better-selling Kia Cadenza for 1867 sales. Azera sales have been tumbling all year and fell 49% in September. Cadenza volume was up 19% last month.
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.