Large SUV Sales In America – 2006 Year End


2007 Chrysler ASpen factory

With sales down 3%, General Motors’ quarter of volume-brand full-size SUVs didn’t decline nearly as quickly as the overarching segment in which they compete in calendar year 2006. Overall sales were down 16%. Total new vehicle volume was down 3%, although car sales rose 2%.

As a result, GM’s market share grew from 52.5% in 2005 to 60.4% in 2006. The Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL (and a pair of Escalades) accounted for 10.1% of GM’s U.S. sales volume in 2006. 

Together, the ten SUVs shown below produced 3.6% of America’s new vehicle sales in 2006. Fast forward to 2013, and with a smaller number of choices, their share of the market fell to 1.7%.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank large sport-utility vehicles any which way you like.

Click Column Headers To Sort • 2007 Year End • 2005 Year End

SUV
2006
2005
%
Change
77,211
87,011 -11.3%
161,491
152,305 6.0%
7656
—-
70,606
115,439 -38.8%
965
16,283 -94.1%
87,203
114,137 -23.6%
71,476
73,458 -2.7%
45,413
53,652 -15.4%
32,864
39,508 -16.8%
34,315
45,904 -25.2%
Total
589,200
697,697 -15.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

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