Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – June 2014 YTD


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The small luxury crossover category is thought by many to be one of America’s hottest vehicle segments. 

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – June 2014 YTD
All Makes & Models Ranked By June 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
• All 88 SUVs & Crossovers Ranked By June 2014 YTD U.S. Sales

USA luxury SUV crossover sales chart June 2014
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And judging by the year-to-date 15% year-over-year sales increase achieved by the Acura RDX, Audi A5, BMW X1 and X3, Infiniti QX50, Land Rover LR2 and Range Rover Evoque, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Porsche Macan, and Volvo XC60, it definitely is.

Yet a 15% year-over-year sales increase through the first six months of 2014 equals just 15,157 extra sales. Their bigger brethren – of which there are admittedly many more actual available nameplates – are up 14%, but they’ve added 28,764 units. 

But keep in mind, there are more small premium crossovers on the way, with the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, and Mercedes-Benz GLA arriving shortly and the Lincoln MKC’s launch becoming more, well, worthy of the word “launch.” 

In the meantime, the Acura RDX doesn’t sell as often as the MDX. BMW sells more X5s than X3s or X1s. Infiniti’s QX50 isn’t even close to being as popular as the Infiniti QX60. Land Rover’s LR2 and Range Rover Evoque don’t sell as often as the LR4 or Range Rover Sport. It’s early, but the MKC isn’t selling like the MKX. Mercedes-Benz’s M-Class outsold the GLK by 3302 units over the first six months of 2014. The Porsche Macan is projected to be Porsche’s top seller, but it isn’t yet – the Cayenne is. 

Volvo and Audi are the exceptions. At Volvo, the XC60 may not be able to keep up with a new XC90. There hasn’t been a new XC90 since long before the XC60 arrived. Likewise, the Q5 is a much fresher product than the Q7, and though it seems unlikely that the Q7 could outsell the Q5, smaller won’t necessarily prove to be more popular. In North America, the Q3 surely won’t sell as often as the Q5. 

Incidentally, June 2014 was the Q5’s second-highest-volume U.S. sales month ever and just the third time Volvo USA sold more than 2000 XC60s in a single month.

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 • June 2015 • July 2014 • May 2014June 2013

Small
Luxury SUV
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3485
4023 -13.4% 22,349 22,200 0.7%
4025
3493 15.2% 19,928 18,310 8.8%
1052
1853 -43.2% 11,311 12,069 -6.3%
2105
2981 -29.4% 21,802 14,240 53.1%
220
151 45.7% 1427 825 73.0%
357
271 31.7% 2058 1420 44.9%
1037
790 31.3% 6276 5440 15.4%
684
1361
3766
2806 34.2% 18,638 15,746 18.4%
763
2026
2180
2431 -10.3% 8784 10,553 -16.8%
Total
19,674
18,799 4.7% 115,960 100,803 15.0%

Midsize Luxury SUV
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4890
3828 27.7% 30,664 18,214 68.4%
3
44 -93.2% 56 236 -76.3%
1429
1227 16.5% 8435 6580 28.2%
3972
3406 16.6% 22,438 21,459 4.6%
567
291 94.8% 2338 2796 -16.4%
4652
3912 18.9% 28,864 23,990 20.3%
2158
2348 -8.1% 15,599 14,783 5.5%
329
455 -27.7% 2905 3616 -19.7%
313
618 -49.4% 2081 3609 -42.3%
1481
887 67.0% 9806 7195 36.3%
1772
884 100% 10,276 4415 133%
8426
8647 -2.6% 47,264 45,818 3.2%
509
689 -26.1% 2747 3256 -15.6%
1765
2014 -12.4% 13,097 11,651 12.4%
3891
3651 6.6% 21,940 19,312 13.6%
1300
1823 -28.7% 8713 9519 -8.5%
573
642 -10.7% 3287 4330 -24.1%
404
433 -6.7% 2181 2427 -10.1%
411
624 -34.1% 2651 3372 -21.4%
Total
38,845
36,423 6.6% 235,342 206,578 13.9%

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. 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.

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