The GCBC Analysis
Large Luxury Car sales in America for April didn’t look too great. The segment saw far more models with sales decreases when compared to this month last year than it did see models with sales increases. The segment as a whole was down roughly 1,900 units.
Leading the pack was the Porsche Panamera. It was down roughly 10 percent. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Tesla Model S helped round out the top three. However, both of those models saw significant sales decreases of over 30 percent.
The only models that saw sales move in a positive direction were the BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, and Kia K900. The BMW 7-Series and the and Kia K900’s sales only increased slightly while the Audi A8’s jumped a dramatic nearly 215 percent.
The same three models are showing sales increases for the YTD numbers as well. This suggests similar results could be in the future for the segment.
Large Luxury Cars Rankings
Large Luxury Car Sales – This Month
|Model||US||US LY||% Change||YTD||YTD LY||% Change|
|Tesla Model S||825||1,250||-34.0||4,775||9,650||-50.5|
|∑ = 4,364||∑ = 6,291||∑ = 19,273||∑ = 27,733|
Important note: Ford, GM, and FCA have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, and Ram until the end of each quarter.