Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – March 2015 YTD


2016 Lexus RX

Americans registered 68.5% fewer BMW X1s in March 2015 than in March 2015 and 65.2% fewer BMW X3s, further dragging down BMW’s SAV sales total during a first-quarter in which overall SUV/CUV sales jumped 12%. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD

On the flip side, while car sales in the United States are flat, BMW car volume is up 28% in early 2015.

USA March 2015 luxury SUV sales chart
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The X1’s decline occurred as Audi and Mercedes-Benz now offer direct competitors. The Q3 and GLA weren’t on sale at this time a year ago.

The X3’s March decline was tempered somewhat by 599 sales of the X4, a less practical and more expensive X3 offshoot that posted its second-best month so far in its nine-month lifespan. U.S. sales of the larger BMW X5 and BMW X6 jumped 11% to 4975 units.

America’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicle is the Lexus RX, a vehicle which was just revealed as an all-new 2016 model at the New York Auto Show. RX sales haven’t slowed despite the addition of the smaller NX in Lexus’s crossover lineup.

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 • March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014

Compact
Luxury SUV
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1268
3187
1358
4307 -68.5% 2761 7968 -65.3%
1918
5669
Total
4544
4307 5.5% 11,617 7968 45.8%

Small
Luxury SUV
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3963
4580 -13.5% 11,342 10,221 11.0%
3934
3357 17.2% 9354 8774 6.6%
1541
4430 -65.2% 6006 10,430 -42.4%
599
1461
217
300 -27.7% 582 717 -18.8%
11
331 -96.7% 57 1052 -94.6%
1284
1370 -6.3% 3794 3176 19.5%
3633
9111
2070
5230
2478
3345 -25.9% 5657 8271 -31.6%
1180
2600
2464
1701 44.9% 5935 3789 56.6%
Total
23,374
19,414 20.4% 61,129 46,430 31.7%

Midsize Luxury SUV
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5503
5793 -5.0% 14,437 14,597 -1.1%
1
14 -92.9% 1 36 -97.2%
1560
1592 -2.0% 3452 4089 -15.6%
4388
4094 7.2% 11,751 9760 20.4%
587
372 57.8% 1423 1100 29.4%
5000
5399 -7.4% 12,294 14,903 -17.5%
3243
3340 -2.9% 8805 8424 4.5%
575
577 -0.3% 1701 1846 -7.9%
841
157 436% 2065 1144 80.5%
2646
1747 51.5% 6225 4823 29.1%
2024
1874 8.0% 5480 4907 11.7%
9177
9943 -7.7% 22,236 21,232 4.7%
373
556 -32.9% 857 1283 -33.2%
1475
2581 -42.9% 3968 7101 -44.1%
4023
4052 -0.7% 10,483 10,134 3.4%
1364
1862 -26.7% 3526 4280 -17.6%
535
573 -6.6% 1430 1565 -8.6%
563
382 47.4% 1209 910 32.9%
13
487 -97.3% 111 1366 -91.9%
Total
43,891
45,395 -3.3% 111,454 113,500 -1.8%

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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