After a brief two-month spell in which the Chevrolet Camaro reclaimed its position as America’s best-selling sporting car, the Ford Mustang once again ended a month – its 23rd in the last 25 – as the sector’s top seller in November 2016.
Mustang sales tumbled 15%, but the 6196-unit result was far superior to the total achieved by the Camaro, which fell to a 24-month low of 4893 sales. Year-to-date, the Camaro/Mustang/Challenger category is down 10%, a loss of 23,807 sales.
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November was not a bright month for many sports cars, as the segment bears the brunt of an anti-car movement that sees consumers spending their money more regularly on SUVs and crossovers.
Highlights included Volkswagen’s sporty Golfs, the rising GTI and Golf R, as well as the Subaru WRX and STI and Infiniti Q60. Most other gains were produced by exceptionally low-volume vehicles.
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. Mobile users can thumb across tables for full-width access. 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 Subaru WRX) 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. RECOMMENDED READING Sporty Car Sales In America – December & 2016 Year End Sporty Car Sales In America – October 2016 Sporty Car Sales In America – November 2015 Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – November 2016 U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – November 2016