Mercedes Reclaims the Luxury Sales Crown in the US

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Mercedes-Benz reclaimed its sales crown in the U.S. in 2016, outselling both Lexus and BMW.

Despite the fact that Mercedes saw a 0.8 percent year-over-year sales decline, its overall sales of 340,237 units was enough to top its greatest rivals. The last time Mercedes sold the most luxury cars in the U.S. was 2013.

Mercedes’ closest rival, Lexus, saw sales slip by 3.9 percent compared to 2015, moving a total of 340,237 vehicles in 2016. BMW saw the largest decline with sales dropping by 9.5 percent for a total of 313,174 units, putting the brand in third place. This is a big loss for BMW, which held the luxury sales crown in both 2014 and 2015.

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Audi managed a sales boost of 4 percent last year, finishing in fourth place with 210,213 vehicles sold. Cadillac, Acura, Infiniti and Lincoln make up the next four spots in the luxury sales race.

Jaguar saw the biggest gains in the luxury segment, jumping by 116 percent to move 31,243 vehicles, lead by the brand’s new F-Pace crossover.

[Source: Automotive News]

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Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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