The large sedan segment is down 20% in the first quarter of 2022, in an overall market down 16%. As a result, large sedans now make up just 1.6% of the US car market with just under 55,000 deliveries, down from 1.7% in the first quarter of 2021.
Luxury models gain share of the class again as they’re down 4% and they now hold 57.5% of the large cars segment, up almost 10 percentage points on 2021.
The Dodge Charger is down 22% and loses half a percentage point of share of the class to 28.3%. Thanks to the addition of the Plaid version, the Tesla Model S jumps to 2nd place overall, ahead of the BMW 5-Series (-12%) which moves ahead of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (-42%). The Cadillac CT5 (-24%) leapfrogs the Nissan Maxima (-40%), while the Chrysler 300 loses almost half of its sales at -49%. The Toyota Avalon does even worse at -58%. The all-electric Porsche Taycan is down just 4% and outsells the Audi A6 (-59%), while its sibling Audi e-tron GT lands at an overall 12th place, just behind the Genesis G80 (-31%) but ahead of the Audi A7 (-49%). The Volvo 90 Series is down 16%, while the Jaguar XF is up 67% but remains a niche player. Despite ending production two years ago, two people have taken delivery of an Acura RLX so far this year.
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