And they love them more in February 2015 than in February 2014. Camaro volume was up 3% in February. Challenger sales jumped 42%, a gain of 1561 units.
And the top-selling Ford Mustang, America’s 21st-best-selling car through the first two months of 2015, was up 32% in new sixth-gen form to 8454 units, 129% more than the number of Mustangs sold in February 2011.
Sports cars – or coupes with performance intent – that sell certainly share Detroit badges in common. Sales of small European coupes and roadsters in the Mercedes-Benz SLK’s class slid 2% to just 1433 units in February, little better than one-sixth the Mustang’s total and 1172 units fewer than the Chevrolet Corvette managed on its own.
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 those brands in the first two months of February were 206, 354, 126, 30, and 154, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 1400 February Tesla sales, 2900 YTD. RECOMMENDED READING Sporty Car Sales In America – February 2016 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – March 2015 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – January 2015 Sporty Car Sales In America – February 2014 YTD Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – February 2015 U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2015 YTD