Mercedes-Benz outperformed BMW and Lexus in the US market in the luxury segmentJanuary 5, 2018
2017th behind, which means that it’s time for analysts to sum up the sales of new cars in the US market. The luxury segment is a tasty segment for European automakers, and the struggle for it in the US market is going on with a power of three times.
As reported by Automotive news, the winner in this dispute was Mercedes-Benz, which sold 337,247 cars in the luxury segment of the US market, which is 0.9% less than in the same period in 2016. Leaders of sales in the local market were GLC crossovers and S-Class sedans, but C-Class models showed a decline of 12%.
The second place in the US market went to BMW: Bavarians sold 305,685 cars in the country, which is 2.4% less than in the same period last year. The sales drivers for BMW are sedans 5 Series, also crossovers X1 and X5. By the way, BMW was leading in the luxury segment in the US market from 2011 to 2015.
Lexus closed the top three brands in the luxury segment in the US market. The Japanese brand sold 305,132 luxury cars in the US market last year, which is 7.9% less than in 2016.