The large sedan segment is down 15% in 2021, in an overall market up 3% as large sedans now make up just 1.5% of the US car market, down from 1.8% in 2020 and a new record low. 2021’s fewer than 222,000 deliveries translate to less than a third of the segment volume in 2016. In Q4, the large car segment was down by 41% in an overall market down 21%.
For a change, luxury models lose share of the class as they’re down 24% and they now hold 40.5% of the large cars segment, down 5.1 percentage points on 2020.
The Dodge Charger is up 1% to improve its share of the class to 35.3% despite a 29% drop in deliveries in Q4. Its closest rivals fall behind with an 8% drop in deliveries for the BMW 5-Series and an 18% decline for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (combined with the CLS), as both see their deliveries almost halved in the fourth quarter. The Toyota Avalon outsold the E-Class in Q4 and is up 6% for the year, distancing the Chrysler 300 which sees stable sales in 2021 despite a 60% decline in the final quarter. That allows the 300 to move ahead of the Nissan Maxima which is down 9%, even though the Maxima was the #3 seller in Q4. The Tesla Model S (-38%) stays ahead of the Audi A6 (-9%) which passes the Cadillac CT5 (-36%). The Genesis G80 is the best performing nameplate in the class at +80%, passing the Lincoln Continental (-72%) and Chevrolet Impala (-92%) which have been or will be discontinued. The Audi A7 is up 8% to move ahead of the Volvo 90-Series (-54%).
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