For the first time since launching in sixth-gen form a year ago, U.S. sales of the Ford Mustang declined on a year-over-year basis.
Incidentally, the Mustang’s 17% year-over-year decline – equal to 1442 fewer sales than the total from November 2014, when Mustang volume perked up with pent-up demand – was timed with a 21% increase in Chevrolet Camaro sales during the month in which the sixth-gen Camaro was launched.
The Camaro’s gain, even coinciding with the Mustang’s decline, didn’t allow the Camaro to sell anywhere near as often as the current dominant muscle car.
2015 will be the first year since 2009 that the Mustang has outsold the Camaro. But with the Camaro picking up steam and the Mustang no longer presenting itself as the freshest face in the class, 2016 may very well be a return to the norm.
Elsewhere in the sports car universe, the Audi TT’s year-over-year percentage gains continue to make it look more popular than it really is. TT sales jumped 1000% in November 2015, but Jaguar’s F-Type was 2.5 times more popular and the Porsche Boxster/Cayman tandem was more than three times more popular.
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Mazda more than tripled MX-5 Miata sales to 732 units. November was the fifth consecutive month in which the MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S, which crumbled to its lowest full-month total in the nameplate’s history.
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 sports cars, coupes, and GTs any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown ^ BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales figures of the 1-Series and 2-Series. Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. The BMW 6-Series has been removed from the premium list because we don’t use this space as a showcase for sedans (unless automakers release data for high-end sporting models like the Lexus ISF, as Toyota Canada does) and the 6-Series lineup now relies heavily on a sedan variant. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in the first 11 months of 2015 were 935 and 139, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 3100 November Tesla Model S sales, 22,900 YTD. Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce sold 2105, 1999, 10,624, 930, and 775 cars, respectively in the first 11 months of 2015. RECOMMENDED READING Sporty Car Sales In America – November 2016 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – December 2015 & Year End Sporty Car Sales In America – October 2015 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – November 2014 YTD Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – November 2015 U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – November 2015 YTD