It may surprise even the most experienced market observers, but Infiniti has outsold Lincoln through the first seven months of 2013: 59,995 vehicles to Lincoln's 45,207. In truth, neither is burning up the track. In an industry that is up 8% overall, Infiniti sales are down 9% and Lincoln 8%. Last year, Infiniti sold 170,000 vehicles worldwide and has publicly announced a target of 500,000 units by 2016. Lincoln says it won't play the numbers game and hasn't set any public targets.
Upscale carmakers rely on these dozen autos to carry prestige as well as passengers.