While U.S. sales of passenger cars slid 9% in July 2016 and a large number of luxury cars stumbled in the face of rising SUV/crossover demand, large luxury flagship sedans jumped 11% on the strength of improved sales from the two top-selling candidates.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class posted a 26% increase to 1783 units, just the second year-over-year S-Class improvement this year.
The BMW 7-Series, newly launched in sixth-gen form, produced a 31% year-over-year uptick to 1203 units, the third consecutive month with more than 1000 7-Series sales. Only three times in all of 2015 did the 7-Series crest the 1K marker.
Elsewhere in the category, aside from the BMW 6-Series which treads ground between conventional vehicle categories, S-Class and 7-Series rivals continued to stumble.
Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ volume declined by a fifth. Lexus LS sales plunged 31%.
Porsche Panamera sales decreased by 8% in the lead-up to the launch of an all-new second-generation Panamera.
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