While U.S. sales of the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Azera, Nissan Maxima, and segment-leading Dodge Charger all increased dramatically in August 2016, full-size volume brand sales volume decreased 14%, year-over-year.
Blame declines from the Buick LaCrosse, which is in the midst of a transition phase, its Chevrolet Impala partner, as well as the Ford Taurus, Kia Cadenza, and Toyota Avalon. The Hyundai Genesis, which we’ll be including in this sector only for a little while longer – the Genesis sedan is transitioning into a new life as the Genesis G80 – lost 46% of its sales.
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At the upper end of the category, the performance-oriented Chevrolet SS plunged 96% to only 14 U.S. sales in August 2016. General Motors, according to Automotive News, had a 45-day supply of SS sedans heading into August.
Cars.com currently shows 586 SSs in stock. Let’s not mince words: it’s a flop. But August was particularly floppy, as last month’s 14-unit result trails the year-to-date monthly average by 293 sales.
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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.