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Cadillac CT5 Sales Account For 1 Percent Segment Share During Q3 2021

Cadillac CT5 Sales Account For 1 Percent Segment Share During Q3 2021

Cadillac CT5 sales decreased dramatically in the United States and Canada during Q3 2021.

Cadillac CT5 Sales - Q3 2021 - United States

In the United States, Cadillac CT5 deliveries totaled 811 units in Q3 2021, a decrease of about 80 percent compared to 4,001 units sold in Q3 2020.

In the first nine months of the year, CT5 sales decreased about 20 percent to 7,636 units.
MODEL Q3 2021 / Q3 2020 Q3 2021 Q3 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2020
CT5 -79.73% 811 4,001 -20.26% 7,636 9,576

Cadillac CT5 Sales - Q3 2021 - Canada

In Canada, Cadillac CT5 deliveries totaled 186 units in Q3 2021, a decrease of about 20 percent compared to 232 units sold in Q3 2020.

In the first nine months of the year, CT5 sales increased about 46 percent to 779 units.
MODEL Q3 2021 / Q3 2020 Q3 2021 Q3 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020 YTD 2021 YTD 2020
CT5 -19.82% 186 232 +46.15% 779 533

Competitive Sales Comparison (U.S.)

Cadillac CT5 sales ranked the luxury sedan near the bottom of its segment, with sales down nearly 80 percent to 811 units.

Sales Numbers - D-Segment Luxury Cars - Q3 2021 - United States

MODEL Q3 21 / Q3 20 Q3 21 Q3 20 Q3 21 SHARE Q3 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
BMW 3 SERIES +30.76% 13,591 10,394 22% 18% +30.11% 37,367 28,720
MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS +56.47% 11,289 7,215 18% 12% +41.21% 29,084 20,597
ACURA TLX +31.77% 7,520 5,707 12% 10% +51.66% 22,932 15,121
LEXUS IS +104.73% 6,767 3,305 11% 6% +131.17% 20,160 8,721
BMW 4 SERIES +125.06% 3,772 1,676 6% 3% +189.45% 16,305 5,633
AUDI A5 -14.42% 3,182 3,718 5% 6% +2.98% 14,447 14,029
GENESIS G70 +7.25% 2,930 2,732 5% 5% +8.35% 7,719 7,124
INFINITI Q50 -24.97% 2,902 3,868 5% 7% -13.01% 11,384 13,086
AUDI A4 -60.99% 2,324 5,958 4% 10% +1.42% 14,525 14,322
VOLVO S60 -36.70% 2,297 3,629 4% 6% -6.88% 7,848 8,428
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA -16.51% 1,830 2,192 3% 4% +8.35% 6,114 5,643
LEXUS RC -5.36% 1,018 1,076 2% 2% +3.07% 2,720 2,639
CADILLAC CT5 -79.73% 811 4,001 1% 7% -20.26% 7,636 9,576
VOLVO V60 CC -48.87% 702 1,373 1% 2% -25.70% 2,157 2,903
INFINITI Q60 +14.77% 676 589 1% 1% -3.67% 2,202 2,286
VOLVO V60 -93.63% 43 675 0% 1% -62.27% 409 1,084
TOTAL +6.10% 61,654 58,108 +26.95% 203,009 159,912

The top-five selling luxury sedans all experienced an uptick in sales year-over-year, with nearly all remaining rivals in the red. The segment was dominated by BMW, with its 3 Series range outselling second place Mercedes-Benz C-Class by over 2,000 units. The Acura TLX took third, followed by the Lexus IS in fourth and the BMW 4 Series range in fifth. The Cadillac CT5 was ranked 13th, right behind the Lexus IS in 12th, and ahead of the Volvo V60 Cross Country, Infiniti Q60, and the Volvo V60.

BMW was the undisputed leader in the segment, with its 3 Series and 4 Series ranges combining for a cumulative 17,363 units, up nearly 44 percent year-over-year.

Sales Numbers - BMW Luxury D-Segment Cars - Q3 2021 - United States

MODEL Q3 21 / Q3 20 Q3 21 Q3 20 Q3 21 SHARE Q3 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
BMW 3 SERIES +30.76% 13,591 10,394 78% 86% +30.11% 37,367 28,720
BMW 4 SERIES +125.06% 3,772 1,676 22% 14% +189.45% 16,305 5,633
TOTAL +43.85% 17,363 12,070 +56.24% 53,672 34,353

Mercedes-Benz took second, with its C-Class range garnering 11,289 deliveries during the quarter, up 56 percent year-over-year.

Sales Numbers - MBZ Luxury D-Segment Cars - Q3 2021 - United States

MODEL Q3 21 / Q3 20 Q3 21 Q3 20 Q3 21 SHARE Q3 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS +56.47% 11,289 7,215 100% 100% +41.21% 29,084 20,597
TOTAL +56.47% 11,289 7,215 +41.21% 29,084 20,597

Cumulative sales of the two Lexus entries – the IS Sedan and its RC Coupe derivative – increased 78 percent to 7,785 units.

Sales Numbers - Lexus Luxury D-Segment Cars - Q3 2021 - United States

MODEL Q3 21 / Q3 20 Q3 21 Q3 20 Q3 21 SHARE Q3 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
LEXUS IS +104.73% 6,767 3,305 87% 75% +131.17% 20,160 8,721
LEXUS RC -5.36% 1,018 1,076 13% 25% +3.07% 2,720 2,639
TOTAL +77.70% 7,785 4,381 +101.41% 22,880 11,360

Both of Audi’s D-segment offerings suffered in Q3 2021, with cumulative deliveries down 43 percent to 5,506 units.

Sales Numbers - Audi Luxury D-Segment Cars - Q3 2021 - United States

MODEL Q3 21 / Q3 20 Q3 21 Q3 20 Q3 21 SHARE Q3 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
AUDI A4 -60.99% 2,324 5,958 42% 62% +1.42% 14,525 14,322
AUDI A5 -14.42% 3,182 3,718 58% 38% +2.98% 14,447 14,029
TOTAL -43.10% 5,506 9,676 +2.19% 28,972 28,351

Cumulative D-segment Infiniti sales, consisting of the Q50 and Q60 – fell 20 percent to 3,578 units – nearly double the sales of the CT5.

Sales Numbers - Infiniti Luxury D-Segment Cars - Q3 2021 - United States

MODEL Q3 21 / Q3 20 Q3 21 Q3 20 Q3 21 SHARE Q3 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
INFINITI Q50 -24.97% 2,902 3,868 81% 87% -13.01% 11,384 13,086
INFINITI Q60 +14.77% 676 589 19% 13% -3.67% 2,202 2,286
TOTAL -19.72% 3,578 4,457 -11.62% 13,586 15,372

The Volvo S60/V60 range experienced a 46 percent drop in sales volume to 3,042 units, with all three entires in the red.

Sales Numbers - Volvo Luxury D-Segment Cars - Q3 2021 - United States

MODEL Q3 21 / Q3 20 Q3 21 Q3 20 Q3 21 SHARE Q3 20 SHARE YTD 21 / YTD 20 YTD 21 YTD 20
VOLVO S60 -36.70% 2,297 3,629 76% 64% -6.88% 7,848 8,428
VOLVO V60 -93.63% 43 675 1% 12% -62.27% 409 1,084
VOLVO V60 CC -48.87% 702 1,373 23% 24% -25.70% 2,157 2,903
TOTAL -46.42% 3,042 5,677 -16.12% 10,414 12,415

The luxury car D-segment saw cumulative sales expand 6 percent to 61,654 units during the third quarter of 2021, meaning that the 80 percent drop in CT5 sales severely underperformed the segment average.

The Cadillac Society Take

The significant downturn in Cadillac CT5 sales during the third quarter of 2021 is the result of a lack of inventory of the luxury sedan at the retail level. The circumstance was caused, in turn, by idled production of the luxury sedan at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan for the better part of the 2021 calendar year.

CT5 production was stopped on May 10th as the luxury marque opted to instead allocate its limited semiconductor supply to the continued assembly of the more lucrative Escalade. Production of the CT5 resumed in full only recently, firing up again on October 4th for the 2022 model year. In addition, a few units of the ultra-high-performance CT5-V Blackwing variant were assembled during the time that production of the “regular” CT5 and CT5-V was idled.

To sum things up, CT5 sales fell victim to an extreme lack of supply in Q3 2021, with very few units available to buy at dealers. We expect the numbers to change for the better in the fourth quarter of 2021 and well into 2022, so long as production and supply allow. In addition, we expect sales to be bolstered by the new 2022 CT5-V Blackwing.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Cadillac CT5 sales for Q3 2020, unless noted otherwise
  • In the United States, there were 77 selling days in Q3 2021 and 77 selling days in Q3 2020
  • Cadillac CT5 sales include those of CT5 and CT5-V
Third quarter 2020 Cadillac sales results:
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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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