The German competition wasn’t really able to take advantage of any crisis felt by Japanese automakers. BMW X5 sales rose by only 23 units, Mercedes-Benz M-Class sales fell 15%, and the Audi Q7’s gains amounted to a sliver compared to the usual Lexus/Acura output. Sales of the $44,450 2011 Volkswagen Touareg jumped 107% but remained low in contrast to popular players in the segment.
Infiniti EX35 sales dropped 36% and Acura RDX sales fell 31% in May, declines which were worse than those felt by their overall brands. Of the 13,757 vehicle sales shown in what GoodCarBadCar.net terms the Small Luxury SUV chart below, just under 50% were German-designed products – the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
Cadillac SRX sales dropped from 4081 at this time last year to 3910 in May 2011. SRX sales are up 18% year-to-date. The MKX, Lincoln’s domestic competitor for the SRX, was up 1.7% to 1734 in May. It can be seen in the chart above. The MKX’s base price is nearly $5000 more than the Cadillac’s.
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