Large Luxury Car Sales In America – September 2016 YTD

2017 Genesis G90 interior

U.S. sales of full-size luxury flagship sedans jumped 6% in September 2016 despite a slight downturn in overall new vehicle sales and a sharp decrease in sales of passenger cars.

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

Propelled by a 796% year-over-year improvement from the BMW 7-Series, which was transitioning into a new generation at this time last year, the segment gained a few hundred sales. Maserati Quattroporte sales grew as well, while BMW’s 6-Series, a less direct competitor for big sedans in this segment, added 11 units. Hyundai also began selling the flagship of its new luxury brand, the Genesis G90. 

USA large luxury car sales chart September 2016
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Although we linked the Hyundai Equus with midsize luxury cars on pricing and status grounds, the second-generation Equus, aka the Genesis G90, operates out of a fully premium lineup with a price tag nearly as lofty as the Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ.

10 G90s were sold at the tail end of September 2016. Hyundai averaged roughly 300 Equus sales per month between 2011 and 2014.

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Large Luxury Car

441 -24.0% 2951 3817 -22.7%
265 4.2% 2971 5918 -49.8%
134 796% 9239 6363 45.2%
357 -5.9% 2788 2920 -4.5%
406 -15.0% 4113 5270 -22.0%
142 52.1% 1724 1590 8.4%
1956 -26.4% 13,414 15,996 -16.1%
557 -36.1% 3341 3885 -14.0%
4258 6.0% 40,551 45,759 -11.4%

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. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but estimates 4100 September Tesla Model S sales, 21,400 YTD.
The Kia K900, Cadillac XTS, Lincoln Continental, and Cadillac CT6 aren’t displayed here despite their size. Keep in mind that the Genesis G90, the least costly member of this group, is 27% more expensive than the CT6. 

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