In October 2014, for the third consecutive month, the Maserati brand outsold the Jaguar brand in the United States. Maserati, with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, and GranTurismo, doubled its October volume, year-over-year, to 1203 units. Bentley sold 282 cars, a 17% drop.
Unfortunately, Maserati and Bentley don’t break down their model-by-model sales info. Jaguar sold 1007 new cars, including 205 XJs. The XJ was down 55%.
The XJ’s class – Quattroporte and perhaps Ghibli included – is dominated by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. During a month in which BMW 7-Series sales shot up 170%, the S-Class’s 39% jump translated to 2666 sales, 986 units more than the BMW.
Audi A8 volume also increased in October 2014, a rare feat for a car that’s fallen 10% through the first ten months of 2014. Porsche Panamera sales are up 11% this year; 6% in October. The Panamera accounted for just 24% of Porsche car sales in October, however, and just 15% of overall Porsche volume. Sports cars and SUVs are far more common Porsches.
Finally, the S-Class, with its best new-gen sales month yet, outsold many far less costly cars in October: Cadillac ATS, Mercedes-Benz’s own CLA, Kia Rio, Lincoln MKZ, Chevrolet Spark, Hyundai Genesis, Buick Regal, and yes, even the Mitsubishi Mirage.
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 luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.