Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - August 2015 YTD

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz began selling the new GLE-Class in America in August 2015. But how new?

In part, the 2016 GLE is just an M-Class. But there's also a new, BMW X6-style Benz called the GLE Coupe. Combined sales of the GLE and ML were up 30% to 4481 units in August.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD


Direct competitors, meanwhile, presented a mixed bag with August results. BMW X5 sales were down 20%, but the Porsche Cayenne and Land Rover Range Rover Sport both posted marginal 1% gains. 

USA luxury SUV/CUV sales chart August 2015
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Higher-volume crossovers from non-German brands posted noticeable declines, too. The Acura MDX tumbled 27%. Lexus's RX, as we approach the arrival of a new generation of the best-selling premium brand utility vehicle in America, was down 19%.

Among lower-priced premium brand utilities, the Acura RDX-led small luxury SUV/CUV segment was up 43% and wasn't actually led by the RDX in August. Through the first eight months of 2015, the RDX is the top-selling vehicle in the class. But the new Lexus NX is now outselling the aging Audi Q5, not just monthly, but year-to-date. And in August 2015, specifically, America's top-selling small luxury SUV/crossover was the Lexus NX.

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 • August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014
Compact
Luxury SUV
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1189
243 389% 8602 243 3440%
2317
157447.2%941113,888-32.2%
2169
------16,522------
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Total
5675
1817212%34,535 14,131 144%

Small
Luxury SUV
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4364
39849.5%34,65429,86516.0%
3839
265544.6%28,04623,12221.3%
2127
20235.1%17,75025,390-30.1%
453
34531.3%4006663504%
241
254-5.1%18551907-2.7%
881
------2261------
1
369-99.7%722762-97.4%
1430
105136.1%9573821516.5%
4448
------28,834------
2411
176037.0%16,1984655248%
2168
3075-29.5%18,32125,583-28.4%
1340
96938.3%91213947131%
2361
179231.8%16,41712,30833.4%
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Total
26,064
18,27742.6%187,108 138,417 35.2%

Midsize Luxury SUV
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4747
6497-26.9%39,14443,444-9.9%
---
3-100%266-97.0%
2016
18598.4%12,48011,7406.3%
2803
3497-19.8%37,965 28,62332.6%
443
271541%4794297861.0%
6903
454551.9%43,863 38,00815.4%
3995
260053.7%25,53320,43125.0%
273
384-28.9%34743662-5.1%
468
586-20.1%5520320072.5%
1387
13701.2%13,898 12,7908.7%
2221
21981.0%16,24914,42912.6%
9620
11,841-18.8%61,163 68,763-9.6%
285
313-8.9%2979 3466-14.1%
1763
2059-14.4%13,03117,139-24.0%
1802
------1802 ------
2679
3438-22.1%29,490 28,6542.9%
1470
1485-1.0%10,944 11,744-6.8%
690
6860.6%467645542.7%
445
552-19.4%349731899.7%
918
318189%365933499.3%
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Total
44,928
44,2581.5%334,163320,2294.3%
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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