Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - April 2014 YTD

2014 Volvo XC60 R Design
With luxury SUV/crossover sales climbing in the United States, one way for an automaker's contender to stand out from the pack is to sell fewer copies of vehicles which should be selling more often.

USA luxury SUV crossover sales chart April 2014
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Infiniti's QX50, formerly the EX, wasn't a successful take on the small luxury crossover theme when it was introduced in 2007. Sales fell every year since 2008 - a 73% drop between 2008 and 2013 - and are down 39% in 2014. April sales more than doubled, but that still didn't create enough volume for the QX50 to sell even as often as the very rare Land Rover LR2.

Struggling Volvo relied on the XC60 for 32% of the brand's volume during the first four months of 2013. But XC60 sales are down 19% in 2014, and the XC60 now accounts for less than 28% of Volvo sales. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - April 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - April 2014 YTD


You've heard coaches say, "A team's best players need to be the team's best players." In Volvo's case, they need their former best seller (2010) to be a best seller. And it's not.

Land Rover's LR4 is a different kind of utility vehicle in this era of severe softening. Absurdly capable off-road and shaped like the Discoverys of yore, the LR4 hasn't been popular since about 2005. But now we're waiting on a replacement, previewed by the New York auto show's Discovery Vision concept, and that explains much of the LR4's horrific 2014 decline.


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Through the first four months of 2013, America's favourite premium brand utility vehicle is the Lexus RX, which is the 20th-best-selling SUV/crossover overall. The RX leads the Acura MDX by 9585 units and the Cadillac SRX by 9912 units.

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. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013
Small
Luxury SUV
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4344
40886.3%14,56513,2479.9%
3293
32411.6%12,06711,4375.5%
1130
1556-27.4%9089696730.6%
3544
191485.2%13,974912553.1%
225
91147%9421552-39.3%
260
14480.6%1312103027.4%
867
8324.2%404338993.7%
3144
270216.4%11,41510,21211.8%
1263
1455-13.2%50526207-18.6%
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Total
18,070
16,02312.8%72,459 63,676 13.8%

Midsize Luxury SUV
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
5180
287780.0%19,77711,60570.4%
12
52-76.9%48151-68.2%
1462
118323.6%5551408435.9%
4393
344427.6%14,153 15,335-7.7%
342
354-3.4%14421618-10.9%
4547
347830.7%19,450 16,33419.1%
369
548-32.7%2215188117.8%
2281
2580-11.6%10,705948312.9%
94
588-84.0%12382366-47.7%
2006
130553.7%6829 520331.3%
1639
655150%65462786135%
8130
705315.3%29,362 28,4573.2%
452
453-0.2%1735 1946-10.8%
1828
17405.1%8929780614.4%
3831
328016.8%13,965 12,44212.2%
1839
17505.1%6119 59313.2%
597
5783.3%21623102-30.3%
436
439-0.7%13461559-13.7%
412
492-16.3%17782143-17.0%
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Total
39,850
32,84921.3%153,350134,23214.2%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the Volkswagen Touareg and Volvo XC70 here but also with mainstream brand SUVs and midsize luxury cars, respectively... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

2 comments:

  1. Is there any way to break this out by region of the US?

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  2. Texans buy 3/5 trucks sold in the US.

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