Infiniti Plans To Go Smaller With A Car
Based On This Q30 Concept, Which,
Incidentally, Leaves Space For A Q40
Strange as it may sound, most buyers of small sports sedans don’t buy a BMW 3-Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Of the 38,355 sales generated by the Acura TSX, Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Cadillac ATS, all the Infiniti Gs and Q50s and Q60s, the Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Volvo S60, 55.5% occurred in an Acura, Audi, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, or Volvo showroom.
The 3-Series’ market share, if you care to tabulate this way – other cars may or may not be considered part of the category – ended August at 27%, an astounding figure for one nameplate. Ford’s F-Series was responsible for 35% of all truck sales in August 2013, for some perspective from another dominant vehicle.
Big gains last month were reported by, yes, the 3-Series, but also by the Lexus IS, Acura RLX, BMW’s own 5-Series, the Cadillac XTS, Hyundai Equus, Jaguar XF, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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5.8% of all new vehicles sold in the United States in August 2013 are represented in the accompanying chart and tables.
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 small and midsize luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.