BMW’s sales fell 8.0 percent in August to 25,531. For the year, sales have fallen 8.3 percent to 204,744 units. Mercedes had a 3.0 percent sales increase last month to 31,556. For the year they were up 1.3 percent to 241,890. BMW received gains from the 7 Series plus X1 and X3 premium sport utilities, while Mercedes added to their bottom line thanks to the E-Class/CLS, SL-Class, and strength from the GLC and GLS sport utilities.
Audi of America reported that its August U.S. sales rose 2.5 percent to 19,264 vehicles, beating its previous record for the month of 18,794 last year. Audi celebrated its second-best sales month in the United States with gains from the A4 and premium Q7 and Q3 crossover SUVs.
Lexus (+7.6 percent) had another down month and sold 30,938 new vehicles, even with real strength on the SUV side from the NX, GX, and LX.
Volvo Car Group reported U.S. sales of 7,682 vehicles last month, a 30.9% increase compared with August 2015. Year-to-date sales are up 29.5%, the Chinese-owned Swedish manufacturer said. Volvo’s sales were driven by its XC90 luxury SUV and the XC60.
Sales for Jaguar Land Rover soared 46 percent to 9,329 units in August for the two brands owned by India’s Tata Group, with momentum from the new Jaguar F-Pace.
Porsche announced August 2016 retail sales of 5,181 vehicles. This 3.5 percent increase compared to August 2015 marks the second best sales month in company history. Year-to-date retail sales stand at 35,767 vehicles, up 2.6 percent from the previous year.