Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – January 2015


2015 Lexus NX300h

Think the Lexus NX is too ugly to attract American luxury auto buyers? 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

USA luxury SUV sales chart January 2015
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It was sufficiently attractive – or at least sufficiently satisfactory in a sufficient number of other ways to overcome its stylistic shortcomings – to attract 2812 new owners in January 2015. 

The NX’s bigger brother wasn’t hindered whatsoever by the NX’s relative popularity. RX sales jumped 17% in January – it’s routinely America’s top-selling luxury SUV/crossover. The NX, meanwhile, outsold established players like the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK, and Volvo XC60 as well as newer small utilities like the Lincoln MKC. 

The MKC owned 8.9% of its category in January 2015, down from 10.5% in September 2014,  12.7% in October 2014, 11.4% in November 2014, and 9.2% in December 2014.

Meanwhile, the Acura RDX and Audi Q5 continue to be the top dogs among small luxury utility vehicles. 

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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014 • January 2014

Compact
Luxury SUV
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
873
873
518
1332 -61.1% 518 1332 -61.1%
1878
1878
Total
3269
1332 145% 3269 1332 145%

Small
Luxury SUV
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3517
2730 28.8% 3517 2730 28.8%
2927
2774 5.5% 2927 2774 5.5%
1341
2699 -50.3% 1341 2699 -50.3%
396
396
188
197 -4..6% 188 197 -4.6%
36
363 -90.1% 36 363 -90.1%
1403
879 59.6% 1403 879 59.6%
2812
1602
1602
1398
2302 -39.3% 1398 2302 -39.3%
796
796
1517
942 61.0% 1517 942 61.0%
Total
17,933
12,886 39.2% 17,933 12,886 39.2%

Midsize Luxury SUV
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4381
4241 3.3% 4381 4241 3.3%
14 -100% 14 -100%
880
1268 -30.6% 880 1268 -30.6%
3214
2754 16.7% 3214 2754 16.7%
433
382 13.4% 433 382 13.4%
3485
4446 -21.6% 3485 4446 -21.6%
2577
2380 8.3% 2577 2380 8.3%
557
645 -13.6% 557 645 -13.6%
609
599 1.7% 609 599 1.7%
1752
1612 8.7% 1752 1612 8.7%
1803
1443 24.9% 1803 1443 24.9%
6569
5607 17.2% 6569 5607 17.2%
268
362 -26.0% 268 362 -26.0%
1358
2479 -45.2% 1358 2479 -45.2%
3144
2824 11.3% 3144 2824 11.3%
1116
1158 -3.6% 1116 1158 -3.6%
482
544 -11.4% 482 544 -11.4%
336
261 28.7% 336 261 28.7%
38
459 -91.7% 38 459 -91.7%
Total
33,002
33,478 -1.4% 33,002 33,478 -1.4%

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 you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury cars as well as with SUVs and crossovers and the Touareg with luxury SUVs and mainstream SUVs… 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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  • Annie Dote

    There are a lot of vulgar chimps with money (Mostly trustfunders and tax-taker gubbermint parasites) in the USA so NX sales is not surprising.

  • NormT

    The Encore in Leather or Premium with AWD is priced similarly discounted just under $30,000 like the BMW X1 can be had for. The GLA and Q3 are slightly more expensive in the low $30's.