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Large Luxury Car Sales In America – January 2017

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan

U.S. sales of full-size flagship luxury cars slid 12% in January 2017, a rate of decline in line with the drop reported by the American passenger car market overall.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, America’s top-selling large luxury car, fell just 5%. The much lower-volume Maserati Quattroporte was likewise down only 5%. The BMW 7-Series, a new candidate that until recently was surging, tumbled 36% to only 545 units.

USA large luxury car sales chart January 2017
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The replacement for Lexus’ long-lived fourth-generation LS sedan was introduced at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show last month. Far from a major player now, the LS was a top-selling luxury limo as recently as 2009. 

Could the next LS breathe new life into the segment?

Probably not.

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. Mobile users can thumb across the table for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Large Luxury Car

345 -26.4% 254 345 -26.4%
185 39.5% 258 185 39.5%
847 -35.7% 545 847 -35.7%
292 -42.5% 168 292 -42.5%
397 -29.5% 280 397 -29.5%
129 -5.4% 122 129 -5.4%
1277 -5.1% 1212 1277 -5.1%
336 -89.6% 35 336 -89.6%
3808 -12.2% 3342 3808 -12.2%

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 those brands in the first month of 2017 were 87 and 15, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but estimates 1200 January Tesla Model S sales. Not lacking dimensions, the Cadillac CT6, Lincoln Continental, and Kia K900 are not listed here because of distinctly lower price spectrums. 

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