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


2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover USA reported the first 147 sales of the LR2-replacing Discovery Sport in April 2015. If Land Rover is to make the Discovery Sport, which is available with a third row of seating for little ones, their best seller, it’ll need to gradually build up to a point where it’s averaging more than 1600 monthly sales in America.

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

If Land Rover were to sell 2000 Discovery Sports per month, for example, it would continue to be a lower-volume player in the small luxury SUV sector. But remember, Land Rover also sells nearly 1100 copies of the more costly Range Rover Evoque per month. Suddenly the brand’s small SUV output would appear more appropriate alongside the big boys. 

USA luxury SUV sales chart April 2015
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Acura sold just under 4000 RDXs in April; Audi sold 3762 Q5s and 1065 Q3s; BMW sold 4207 X1s, X3s, and X4s; and Mercedes-Benz USA sold 5152 GLKs and GLAs. 

Then there’s Lincoln, where the one-year-old MKC is no longer building. 1866 MKCs were sold in April 2015, the MKC’s fifth-best month so far. Here’s hoping, for Lincoln’s sake, that the new MKX’s launch is more of a volume-generator. In its first full year, 2007, Lincoln averaged more than 3100 MKX sales per 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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015April 2014

Compact
Luxury SUV
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1065
4252
886
1130 -21.6% 3647 9098 -59.9%
2081
7750
Total
4032
1130 256.8% 15,649 9098 72.0%

Small
Luxury SUV
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3972
4344 -8.6% 15,314 14,565 5.1%
3762
3293 14.2% 13,116 12,067 8.7%
2401
3544 -32.3% 8407 13,974 -39.8%
920
2381
185
225 -17.8% 767 942 -18.6%
147
147
6
260 -97.7% 63 1312 -95.2%
1081
867 24.7% 4875 4043 20.6%
3421
12,532
1866
7096
3071
3144 -2.3% 8728 11,415 -23.5%
1537
4137
1819
1263 44.0% 7754 5052 53.5%
Total
24,188
16,940 42.8% 85,317 63,370 34.6%

Midsize Luxury SUV
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4970
5180 -4.1% 19,407 19,777 -1.9%
12 -100% 1 48 -97.9%
1620
1462 10.8% 5072 5551 -8.6%
4095
4393 -6.8% 15,846 14,153 12.0%
522
342 52.6% 1945 1442 34.9%
6390
4547 40.5% 18,684 19,450 -3.9%
2829
2281 24.0% 11,634 10,705 8.7%
436
369 18.2% 2137 2215 -3.5%
777
94 727% 2842 1238 130%
1758
2006 -12.4% 7983 6829 16.9%
1950
1639 19.0% 7430 6546 13.5%
6810
8130 -16.2% 29,046 29,362 -1.1%
428
452 -5.3% 1285 1735 -25.9%
1357
1828 -25.8% 5325 8929 -40.4%
4945
3831 29.1% 15,428 13,965 10.5%
1773
1839 -3.6% 5299 6119 -13.4%
619
597 3.7% 2049 2162 -5.2%
426
436 -2.3% 1635 1346 21.5%
256
412 -37.9% 367 1778 -79.4%
Total
41,961
39,850 5.3% 153,415 153,350 0.0%

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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