A Look at the Luxury Car Market as 2013 Gets Underway

As of the beginning of 2013, the U.S. luxury automotive industry hit the ground running. The Sales are up and the San Francisco luxury home owners are doing their part by purchasing a variety of vehicles. Here’s a look at the various brands that are hot right now!

Cadillac: January was their best sales month in 23 years, with sales rising an impressive 47% year-over-year. The 2013 ATS is leading the pack, and their nod as “North American Car of the Year” is clearly being heard loud and clear.

Porsche: Perennial luxury powerhouse Porsche tied for second in January luxury sales besting their 2012 numbers. This is due in part to the redesigned Boxster and 911 that are available now. If you have a spare garage at your San Francisco luxury home, head to your Porsche dealer to take one for a test drive. You won’t be sorry!

Lexus: With number rivaling Porsche, Lexus saw January sales rise 26.8 %. Their recently redesigned models are the first major overhaul to the brand in several years, and Lexus loyalists are loving it!

Mercedes-Benz & BMW: Mercedes-Benz is a name synonymous with luxury, and auto lovers showed their dedication to the brand last year. All year, they battled BMW for the top spot, but Mercedes-Benz emerged the victor. This year, things seem to be off to another great start. Sales rose 10.7 % in January as compared to BMW?s increase of just 0.7 % in January.

Audi: Audi realized a 7.5 % rise in January sales, and while their sales pace wasn’t as strong as rest of the luxury segment, it does mark their 25th consecutive month of sales increases. That’s a particularly exceptional stat given the state of the economy over the last two years, and 2013 appears to be another strong year for the Audi brand.

Jaguar/Land Rover: While Jaguar/Land Rover has yet to report their January 2013 sales, it’s expected that they will be on par with the rest of the luxury market.

In San Francisco, we are lucky to have so many amazing luxury homes. If you are interested in purchasing a San Francisco luxury home, I would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the available options. I’m a local real estate expert who specializes in luxury properties, so please contact me if you would like to get together.