December 2012 And 2012 Year End Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America


The Lexus RX Was By Far The Best-Selling
Luxury Utility Vehicle In America In 2012
U.S. 2012 small luxury SUV sales chart
2012 Small Luxury SUV Sales Chart
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U.S. sales of luxury utility vehicles in December 2012 grew forcefully at Audi, Volkswagen, and and Porsche, grew substantially at Volvo, and grew at an average rate at Land Rover. Four of the ten best-selling premium brand vehicles in America last month were SUVs or crossovers, including the top-ranked Lexus RX, sales of which rose 15.5% in December. (The RX trailed the BMW 3-Series by a small margin in the year end standings.)

You’ll notice that the RX and Cadillac SRX are listed in both tables below, giving you the opportunity to see how they perform against either slightly smallexuler or slightly less expensive SUVs or vice versa. 2012 was the second-best U.S. sales year for the RX in the last five. Cadillac sold more SRX crossovers in 2012 than in any year in the nameplate’s history.

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

Obviously, sales have never been higher than in 2012 for the BMW X1, Infiniti JX, and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. They’ve only been on sale in America since August, March, and October 2011, respectively. 

But more best-yet sales years were recorded by the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLK, and Volvo XC60.

Want proof? Yearly U.S. and Canadian sales figures going back as far as 2002 (and monthly numbers going back to January 2010) are available for every model still on sale through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. That’s one way GoodCarBadCar.net has tried to make sales data more accessible. The other relates to the two tables which are visible after the jump: both are now sortable. Click any column header to sort vehicles by December volume or 2012 volume or alphabetically.

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Small
Luxury SUV
December 2012
%
Change
2012
Year End
YTD
% Change
4024
+ 155% 29,520 + 94.3%
3626
+ 55.2% 28,671 + 15.1%
2806
—– 8947 —–
5162
+ 46.1% 35,173 + 26.6%
6400
– 12.6% 57,485 + 1.0%
334
– 38.6% 3495 – 42.0%
246
– 35.8% 3113 + 12.1%
1117
+ 48.1% 8901 + 297%
12,534
+ 8.9% 95,381 + 15.5%
3004
+ 28.0% 29,364 + 20.8%
1760
+ 56.0% 19,139 + 48.0%
December 2012 U.S. small luxury SUV sales chart
Midsize Luxury SUV
December 2012
%
Change
2012 
Year End
YTD
% Change
5069
+ 10.5% 50,854 + 17.5%
50
– 41.9% 775 – 50.4%
1493
+ 62.5% 11,008 + 22.3%
5722
– 4.7% 44,445 + 9.6%
1039
+ 36.5% 6749 + 9.0%
6400
– 12.6% 57,485 + 1.0%
988
– 9.9% 10,424 + 4.9%
2708
—– 21,674 —–
774
– 5.0% 7316 – 8.4%
2003
+ 10.0% 16,491 + 7.6%
1407
+ 15.4% 11,039 – 4.9%
12,534
+ 8.9% 95,381 + 15.5%
653
+ 13.8% 7094 + 41.2%
2617
– 2.4% 25,107 + 7.3%
4241
– 20.2% 38,101 + 6.3%
1565
+ 88.6% 15,545 + 19.8%
1408
+ 26.1% 10,553 + 40.1%
873
– 2.5% 9513 – 10.3%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

U.S. December 2012 midsize luxury SUV sales chart

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