In June, the 17% decrease equalled a loss of 328 units. This wasn’t the fault of the newest car, the F-Type, nor was it the Mercedes-Benz SLK’s doing. Sales of the Audi TT predictably declined – there’ll be a new TT soon. BMW Z4 sales have decreased in 12 of the last 18 months.
The Porsche Boxster wasn’t just down 20% in June; it’s down 23% this year. And second quarter Porsche Cayman volume decreased in comparison with a period in 2013 that saw the anticipated second-generation Cayman arrive.
Combined, the Porsche Boxster, Cayman, and 911 – the brand’s three remaining sports cars – accounted for 33.2% of the brand’s June sales, 39.5% year-to-date.
Likewise, sales of the Audi A5 and R8; Dodge Challenger and Viper; Ford Mustang; Honda CR-Z; Infiniti Q60; Jaguar XK; Mazda MX-5; Mercedes-Benz CL, SL, and SLS AMG; Nissan GT-R; Porsche 911; Subaru BRZ; Scion FR-S; Volkswagen Eos; and Volvo C70 were lower in June 2014 than in June 2013.
Subaru’s WRX and STi range outsold the FR-S and BRZ combined. Strong WRX/STi sales are nothing new – the Impreza-based sports sedans have posted improved sales in 20 consecutive months. But here cometh der neue Volkswagen Golf GTI, and lo and behold, the GTI outsold the FR-S/BRZ by 242 units in June, as well.
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, muscle cars, coupes, and wanna-be 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 ^ 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 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 June 2014 were 102, 175, 59, 14, and 75, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 1400 June Tesla sales, 8200 YTD. RECOMMENDED READING Sporty Car Sales In America – June 2015 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – July 2014 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – May 2014 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – June 2013 YTD Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – May 2014