Nevertheless, sales of the six European sports cars in the second table below grew 32% and jumped 24% even with the Jaguar F-Type (not on sale a year ago) is excluded. Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman combined to own 46% of the category.
Sales of America’s muscle car trio, however, slid 8%. The one part of the three-pronged group to post an increase is the next car to be replaced, Ford’s Mustang. Dodge Challenger market share fell from 29% in January 2013 to 22% last month.
The Chevrolet Corvette recorded the greatest volume increase among sports cars and wanna-be sports cars in January 2014. From 908 sales a year ago – which had been the best January since January 2010 – General Motors dealers sold 2261 Corvettes in January 2014.
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, roadsters, convertibles, and hot hatches 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 Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the two 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 January 2014 were 70, 164, 47, 23, and 86, respectively. Bentley sales rose 2% to 192 units in January; Maserati sales jumped 230% to 567. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data. RECOMMENDED READING Sporty Car Sales In America – January 2015 Sporty Car Sales In America – February 2014 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – December 2013 & Year End Sporty Car Sales In America – January 2013 Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – January 2014 U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2014