Mercedes Dethroned BMW as the King of Luxury Cars in the United States
Canít say I didnít see this coming, Mercedes-Benz was having a great year in 2016 and stole the Top Selling Luxury Brand in the US crown from BMW.
Mercedes grabbed the crown with 340,237 vehicles sold in the US, topping their 2015 record. You can read more about that here. Maybe BMW was just off the top spot? No, it looks like Lexus grabbed the second spot with 331,228 vehicles sold. Not to worry though, BMW is still on the podium, down 9.5% for 2016, they posted 313,174 vehicle sales for a solid third place finish. Audi ended 2016 in fourth place, with 210,213 vehicles sold, which was an increase of 4% over last year.
According to the numbers and Business Insider, SUVs had the greatest effect on the final outcome.
|Neither Mercedes-Benz nor Lexus had any of its non-SUV models experience sales growth and yet, the brands managed to finish one-two in total sales. That's because both feature incredibly strong portfolios of SUVs.|
Read more about BMW's 2016 sales here!
Audi's sales numbers for 2016 can be found here!
Source Business Insider
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