New launched at Audi, Jaguar, Cadillac, and Jaguar helped buck up luxury car sales figures in the United States in July 2016, but not so much that Americans purchased and leased more luxury cars this July than last.
Rather, the numbers would have been far worse if not for an 19% increase in Audi A4 sedan sales and 1727 sales from the Jaguar XE, Cadillac CT6, and Volvo S90, none of which were on sale at this stage of 2015.
America’s top-selling luxury car through the first seven months of 2016 was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But while C-Class volume slid 1% in July and sales of the BMW 3-Series plunged 12%, the 3-Series laid claim to top volume honours in July, outselling the C-Class by 495 units last month.
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The 3-Series’ big brother, BMW’s 5-Series, posted a 50% increase to 3303 sales. Mercedes-Benz, which is now combing sales of its E-Class and the E’s CLS offshoot, fell 15% to 5225.
Meanwhile, the BMW 2-Series continues to stand out as an exception to the rule at BMW. Sales of the 2er jumped 69% in the first seven months of 2016, a gain of 4395 sales for the two-door-only entry-level model.
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