Bucking the trend of lower car sales overall, large luxury cars sales actually increased in the full year of 2018 versus 2017.
The redesigned Lexus LS did very well, up 127% year-over-year, Porsche Panamera and the BMW 6-Series also saw sales increases. Genesis G90, Audi A8, and Jaguar XJ saw drops of 42-51% in 2018.
Tesla does not report sales, so I won’t report its sales either, but they produced almost 30,000 Model S electric cars in 2018, which would have put them at the top of this list.
Mercedes-Benz S Class took the #1 trophy, in spite of sales in 2018 being down 5.7% over 2017.
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 14,978
- Lexus LS: 9,301
- BMW 7-Series: 8,271
- Porsche Panamera: 8,114
- BMW 6-Series: 3,762
- Genesis G90: 2,136
- Audi A8: 1,599
- Jaguar XJ: 1,579
- Kia K900: 354