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


2016 Volvo XC90 black

U.S. Volvo XC90 sales in October 2015 increased to the highest level achieved by the nameplate since December 2007.

With 2565 copies of the XC90 sold in America in October 2015, Volvo’s flagship was the brand’s top-selling model and accounted for more than one-third of the brand’s sales. 

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

Although this doesn’t place the XC90 back in the upper ranks of the three-row luxury SUV ranks, the XC90 was not the forgotten elder in October that it had been for years. The first XC90 launched in 2002 and lingered through the early part of 2015. 


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The Acura MDX, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Infiniti QX60 all outsold the Volvo by wide margins in October 2015, but the XC90 outsold the recently refreshed Lexus GX by 342 units, the new Audi Q7 by 459 units, and the Range Rover Sport by 659 units. Even the more affordable Lincoln MKX, a former Ford Premiere Automotive Group cousin of the first XC90 and newly launched as the next most important model for Lincoln, trailed the XC90 by 376 units.

USA luxury SUV crossover sales chart October 2015
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The XC90 thus made a story for itself in October, but small luxury SUVs continue to steal much of the limelight. Nine different small utility vehicles from premium brands posted double-digit gains in October 2015, including a quintupling in sales from the Infiniti QX50 – newly stretched – and an 88% BMW X3 uptick.

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014

Compact
Luxury SUV
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
887
683 29.9% 10,619 2018 426%
601
2073 -71.0% 10,859 17,801 -39.0%
2025
2007 0.9% 20,672 2998 590%
Total
3513
4763 -26.2% 42,150 22,817 84.7%

Small
Luxury SUV
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3891
3178 22.4% 42,393 36,273 16.9%
4863
3571 36.2% 41,42 33,685 23.0%
3028
1610 88.1% 23,811 28,808 -17.3%
492
357 37.8% 4973 1400 255%
989
192 415% 3107 2308 34.6%
1356
4757
213 -100% 74 3424 -97.8%
1265
991 27.6% 12,157 9977 21.9%
3399
35,346
1982
2197 -9.8% 20,219 8615 135%
1941
2588 -25.0% 22,318 30,817 -27.6%
908
741 22.5% 11,189 5390 108%
1912
1653 15.7% 20,546 15,554 32.1%
Total
26,026
17,291 50.5% 200,890 176,251 14.0%

Midsize Luxury SUV
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4405
5324 -17.3% 47,862 53,632 -10.8%
4 -100% 2 73 -97.3%
2106
1738 21.2% 16,527 14,843 11.3%
4292
3355 27.9% 44,782 36,376 23.1%
560
19 2847% 5687 3017 88.5%
6020
3640 65.4% 56,732 45,348 25.1%
3669
2285 60.6% 33,047 24,898 32.7%
480
358 34.1% 4430 4351 1.8%
869
130 568% 6789 3630 87.0%
1906
1076 77.1% 17,437 14,709 18.5%
2223
1936 14.8% 20,083 17,935 12.0%
8018
8057 -0.5% 77,940 84,273 -7.5%
456
338 34.9% 3865 4063 -4.9%
2189
1996 9.7% 17,356 20,724 -16.3%
4176
9470
704
3797 -81.5% 31,853 35,911 -11.3%
1454
712 104% 13,721 13,652 0.5%
840
578 45.3% 6154 5778 6.5%
464
470 -1.3% 4424 4218 4.9%
2565
267 861% 7406 3797 95.0%
Total
47,396
36,080 31.4% 425,567 391,228 8.8%

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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