Large Luxury SUV Sales In America – October 2014 YTD


For the first time since April 2014, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class outsold the family of SUVs known as the Cadillac Escalade in October 2014. The GL, without multiple wheelbase iterations but with a bevy of powertrain configurations, outsold the Escalade and Escalade ESV by 267 units in October.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

USA large luxury SUV sales chart October 2014
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The Escalade has been in much shorter supply of late than its more proletarian siblings from GMC and Chevrolet, three of which suffered year-over-year U.S. sales declines in October. Regular-wheelbase Escalade volume fell to the lowest level since April; ESV sales (753) were at a six-month low, as well. 

But the Mercedes-Benz GL may not have been the only reason, supply aside, for the Escalade’s relative slowdown. Lincoln is clearing out 2014 models and welcoming EcoBoost-powered 2015 Navigators. As a result, Navigator sales climbed above 1000 units for the first time since December 2012. After averaging 30,000 annual Navigator sales in America between 2002 and 2007, Lincoln averaged fewer than 8300 Navigator sales between 2009 and 2013. 

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

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Large Luxury SUV
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2143
1814 18.1% 23,545 18,357 28.3%
1050
1117 -6.0% 10,001 10,155 -1.5%
1233
1184 4.1% 10,327 9589 7.7%
358
483 -25.9% 3122 3436 -9.1%
1320
954 38.4% 7208 6909 4.3%
233
194 20.1% 2421 2072 16.8%
2410
2565 -6.0% 20,138 24,747 -18.6%
264
289 -8.7% 2473 2480 -0.3%
Total
9011
8600 4.8% 79,235 77,745 1.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
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. 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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