Large Luxury SUV Sales In America - September 2015 YTD

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class white
Unable to match the pace from last year, when Cadillac was launching the fourth-gen Escalade, sales of GM's most costly SUV tumbled 20% in September 2015 in the United States.

Aside from two rivals from Toyota Motor Corp. which are entering a replacement phase, the Escalade's rivals all posted meaningful year-over-year U.S. sales increases in September 2015.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD

Infiniti QX80 volume shot beyond 1000 units for an 11th time in the last 12 months. Range Rover volume climbed past 1000 units for the 12th time in the last 12 months. Lincoln Navigator volume has increased on a year-over-year basis in 13 consecutive months.

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2015 Toyota SF-R Concept
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Large Car Sales In Canada - September 2015 YTD

2014 Chevrolet Impala red
With a 38% year-over-year sales increase, the Chevrolet Impala was the best-selling car in its class in Canada in September 2015. 

The typical leaders from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 – reported sharp 62% and 35% declines, respectively, in September. Combined, they outsold the Impala by 15 units last month. GM Canada, the maker of the Impala, also sold 82 Buick LaCrosses. 

Through the first three quarters of 2015, Canadian sales of this large volume brand sedans have increased marginally, but that's no reflection on the health of the category now. Instead, the decline during the first three quarters of 2014 was simply so sharp that 2015 appears healthier than it actually is. 

Small SUV Sales In America - September 2015 YTD

2014 Chevrolet Trax red
U.S. sales of small SUVs tracked right alongside the overall SUV/crossover sector in September 2015. 

As SUV/CUV sales jumped 31% in a particularly healthy September, U.S. sales of small SUVs/crossovers, led by the Honda CR-V, America's most popular utility vehicle, jumped 30%. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
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Their smaller siblings, a quickly growing list of subcompact crossovers, generated a 158% year-over-year U.S. sales increase. September marked the best month ever for the Chevrolet Trax, a fifth consecutive month above 3000 units for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and a fifth consecutive month in which Subaru XV Crosstrek sales climbed past the 7K mark.

Download Free GCBC U.S. Pickup Truck Sales Data: January-September 2015 YTD

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Yesterday we revealed a tentative plan to begin offering GCBC readers more. More sales figures in more formats.

We're gauging interest in a prospective pay-per-download initiative by offering you samples for free. Yesterday, it was September 2015 and year-to-date U.S. premium brand figures: every vehicle and every brand. Today, we've compiled lists of every pickup truck's sales figures for every month so far this year, a spreadsheet which includes the prior year figures, the prior year's year-to-date numbers, and the year-over-year percentage change. There are also totals for pickup truck sub-segments: small/midsize and full-size.