The overall U.S. auto industry’s sharp 6% year-over-year decline in October 2016 hid within its shadow a 10% drop in passenger car sales. And inside that passenger car market were many declines far worse than that, particularly in the luxury sector.
Audi’s eight cars collectively fell 7%. BMW’s car volume was down 38%. Car sales at Cadillac slid 13%. Lexus’s cars were down by a fifth. Mercedes-Benz car sales fell 10%. Porsche’s cars tumbled 31%. Car sales at Volvo fell 20%.
But it was at Acura, where 7783 passenger cars were sold in October 2015, that the measured decline was sharpest.
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Acura car sales fell 50%, chopping volume in half to 3873 units. From the entry-level ILX’s 46% drop to the most popular TLX’s 53% decrease to the flagship RLX’s 35% slide, Acura car sales were down. Down. And down.
Of course, the NSX supercar contributed additional sales. It wasn’t on sale at this time last year. But the 67 extra units brought in by the Ohio-built hybrid sports car paled in comparison to the 3063-unit drop reported by the TLX alone.
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 sortable, so you can rank luxury brand cars any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.