That June 2007 figure actually represented a 16% year-over-year drop. Sales of the new-for-2015 Mustang jumped 36% compared with March 2014, when Ford was still selling the previous-generation model.
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The Mustang therefore outsold the Chevrolet Camaro and the better-selling Dodge Challenger – combined – in March 2015. Camaro volume dropped 31% as we approach the introduction of a new sixth-gen model next year. The Challenger, refreshed for 2015, posted its sixth consecutive year of U.S. sales growth in 2014. Through the first-quarter of 2015, Challenger volume is up 45%.
No other sporting vehicles even approach the volume achieved by America’s muscle car trio. Positive reports were nevertheless issued by the vehicles as varied as the BMW 2-Series (up 124%), Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R, Subaru WRX/STi, the broad Mini Cooper range, and the Nissan GT-R.
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-quarter of 2015 were 309, 531, 189, 45, and 285, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but HybridCars.com estimates 2000 March Tesla sales; 4900 YTD. RECOMMENDED READING Sporty Car Sales In America – March 2016 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – April 2015 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – February 2015 YTD Sporty Car Sales In America – March 2014 YTD Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – March 2015 U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2015 YTD