Thanks to a high volume of Mercedes-Benz CLAs, the Stuttgart-based automaker has doubled its US luxury-vehicle lead over BMW in October. Mercedes sold 4,895 units of the CLA coupe giving the brand a 25 percent gain.
Total sales for Mercedes rose to 30,069 vehicles, as E-Class deliveries climbed 23 percent from a year earlier. BMW brand reported selling 27,574 vehicles, a 4.2 percent increase. Mercedes now leads by 4,986 units, from 2,491 reported in September. The tally stands at 245,125 to 240,139.
BMW’s October gains were aided by its 5 Series facelift, with a 19 percent increase, and the X1 compact sport-utility vehicle, with a 60 percent jump.
Audi also continues its ascending path, the brand rose 11 percent in October to 13,001 units. Audi, which has posted record sales for 34 months in a row, reported a 39 percent rise for the Q5 SUV and an 11 percent increase for the A4 sedan. Sales for the year through October are up 13 percent to 127,412.
Lexus also showed a 14 percent increase in sales in the United States. Deliveries rose to 22,719 for the month and have gained 12 percent to 213,479 for the year.
Detroit-based Cadillac luxury brand reported a 9.5 percent sales increase to 14,792, on demand for the new ATS and XTS sedans. Cadillac sales for the year have climbed 27 percent to 148,206.
Porsche’s sales climbed 11 percent to 3,562 for the month and have risen 24 percent to 35,111 this year.
Acura sales rose 18 percent to 14,296 last month. Acura’s year-to-date total has increased 5.6 percent to 135,126.
Nissan’s Infiniti division’s reported a 4.5 percent increase to 9,152 units. Infiniti sold 90,071 vehicles this year through last month, a 5.5 percent decline.
Land Rover monthly sales soared 37 percent to 4,286, while Jaguar’s more than doubled to 1,515.