Full-size, volume brand sedan sales plunged 19% in the United States in November 2016, falling at more than twice the rate of decline produced by the same batch of cars through the first ten months of 2016.
Topped in November by the surging Dodge Charger – sales of which jumped by a third in November and are flat, year-to-date – the segment also enjoyed gains from the Nissan Maxima, the low-volume Hyundai Azera, and the niche market Chevrolet SS.
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But this is a dying breed of cars.
More affordable midsize cars are exceedingly spacious these days.
And customers that desire premium cars want premium-badged cars. A Ford Taurus SEL is not a Lexus ES.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. 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.