U.S. sales of Lexus’s IS sedan rose 16%, a gain of 637 units, in November 2014 even as the brand added the RC to its lineup. 880 RCs were sold in November 2014, helping Lexus’s car division report an 11% year-over-year increase despite stagnation in the overall passenger car market. RC excluded, Lexus car sales were up 4% in November.
Premium brands didn’t all fare badly in the disgruntled car market last month. BMW’s cars, led by the 3-Series/4-Series tandem, were up 2%. The 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot account for six out of every ten BMW USA cars sold during the first eleven months of 2014.
Acura’s car division, propelled by the new TL-and-TSX-replacing TLX, was up by 1413 units, a gain of 29%.
Audi car sales jumped 18% as the A3 contributed with 2511 units. New A3 excluded, Audi car sales were down 13%.
On the flip side, many premium auto brands took big hits with their cars in November. Mercedes-Benz’s cars fell 7%. Lincoln car sales plunged 29%. Cadillac cars took a 31% dive into the deep end. The Jaguar brand fell 13%, Infiniti cars fell 19%, Porsche cars tumbled 14%, and Volvo’s cars were off by 15%.
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