August 2012 Small Luxury SUV Sales And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America


2012 Volvo XC60 desert

U.S. Acura RDX sales continue to rise rapidly, climbing 157% in August 2012. With 16,863 sales through eight months, the RDX has closed the gap with the Mercedes-Benz GLK to just 72 units.

U.S. August 2012 small luxury SUV sales chart
Small Luxury SUV Sales Chart
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For the first time since December sales of Audi’s Q5 declined on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, however, Q5 sales have risen 15%, right in line with the overall new vehicle market’s growth. 

You’ll notice the addition of a new vehicle in this month’s lux SUV/CUV post. The BMW X1 went on sale in the United States in August. 576 found buyers. The X1 has been on sale in Canada for 17 months. An average of 408 are sold in Canada each month, but the Canadian market is approximately eight times smaller than the U.S. market.

Volvo set a U.S. monthly sales record with the XC60 in August. Its previous record of 1782 units was posted a month earlier. Volvo needs the XC60 to do well. After all, the XC90 is gradually disappearing. Year-to-date XC90 sales are down 7%.

U.S. midsize luxury SUV sales chart August 2012
Midsize Luxury SUV Sales Chart

Want to go back in time? As always, historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently marketed in North America can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. But we’ve added links in the tables below which will take you directly to each vehicle’s sales page. Just click the model name. That’ll save you a couple steps.

After the jump you’ll find detailed August and year-to-date sales info for 27 different luxury SUVs and crossovers. The Lexus RX and Cadillac SRX are displayed twice so, regardless of the vehicles with which you believe they compete, they match up.

Small
Luxury SUV
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
2926
+ 157% 16,863 + 80.8%
2007
– 12.8% 17,641 + 15.0%
576
—– 576 —–
2829
+ 18.8% 19,557 + 13.0%
5203
+ 12.4% 35,564 + 1.7%
216
– 58.1% 2227 – 44.0%
250
– 24.7% 2038 + 16.5%
700
—– 5676 —–
8628
+ 32.7% 60,002 + 15.8%
2775
+ 43.6% 16,935 + 12.4%
1898
+ 101% 12,189 + 29.0%

Midsize Luxury SUV
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
5549
+ 77.5% 33,954 + 18.1%
93
+ 14.8% 594 – 47.6%
951
+ 32.1% 6291 + 1.1%
3568
+ 21.2% 25,832 + 16.5%
519
+ 5.5% 3614 – 5.4%
5203
+ 12.4% 35,564 + 1.7%
608
– 17.9% 5803 – 8.3%
2378
—– 12,102 —–
589
– 3.1% 4885 – 8.1%
1530
+ 27.6% 9949 + 6.7%
1071
+ 11.8% 6772 – 8.8%
8628
+ 32.7% 60,002 + 15.8%
604
+ 48.0% 4990 + 47.5%
2518
+ 27.8% 16,670 + 13.4%
2243
+ 2.4% 24,659 + 28.7%
1358
+ 54.0% 8964 – 1.5%
1030
+ 77.3% 6284 + 49.7%
867
– 7.2% 6478 – 7.4%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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