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Large Luxury Car Sales In America – April 2016 YTD

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Plunging luxury car sales were the order of the day in the United States in April 2016. At the low end, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class slipped 17%. Among the most popular premium cars, Mercedes-Benz C-Class sales fell 15%. 

And at the high end, Mercedes-Benz S-Class volume plunged 34%, a loss of 692 sales compared with April 2015.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD

Lost car volume at virtually every level is being made up – mostly – by healthy utility vehicle volume. In April, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (and its GLS successor) jumped 36%, a gain of 796 sales.

USA large luxury car sales chart April 2016
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Outside of the traditional luxury mainstream, estimates that Tesla Model S sales slid 11% to 1700 units, well in excess of other cars in this category but the Model S’s second-lowest total since September.

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 luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Large Luxury Car

387 -14.7% 1315 1454 -9.6%
313 -11.2% 1117 4495 -75.2%
1507 -42.1% 3185 3448 -7.6%
278 2.5% 1374 1230 11.7%
609 -34.8% 1637 2457 -33.4%
2021 -34.2% 5496 7065 -22.2%
385 -3.6% 1334 1697 -21.4%
5500 -29.8% 15,458 21,846 -29.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
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 BMW 6-Series is listed here as it now features a “mainstream” sedan bodystyle in addition to its two-door variants, just like the larger S-Class. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus were 344 and 56, respectively, in the first four months of 2016. Ferrari sold 733 cars in the first one-third of 2016, Lamborghini another 342, Rolls-Royce another 301. 
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but estimates 1700 Tesla Model S sales in April (down 10.5%) and 7900 YTD (up 34.7%). 

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