Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - January 2016

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Surprised? Don't be.

During an abbreviated auto sales month in which auto sales volume in America decreased slightly, January sales of luxury SUVs increased dramatically compared with January 2015. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016


A year ago, automakers had 26 selling days in which to generate their luxury SUV/crossover sales. There were only 24 such days one year later. Yet even the shorter sales month, a massive east coast winter storm, and a December in which many analysts believed sales were brought forward, the smallest utilities jumped 80%, the core group of small luxury utilities rose 16%, and their larger and more costly siblings rose 15%. 

USA luxury SUV sales chart January 2016
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In its 17th month, the Mercedes-Benz GLA recorded its best U.S. sales month ever, and by a wide margin. Year-over-year, GLA sales were up 80%, a gain of 1163 units.

Up a segment, Mercedes-Benz GLC/GLK sales more than doubled. 

Up another segment, the Mercedes-Benz GLE/ML posted a 17% increase.

In total, Mercedes-Benz USA sold 13,586 SUVs and crossovers in January 2016, a 32% increase. Mercedes-Benz led all premium brands in U.S. volume in the first month of 2016, and the SUV/CUV total alone was well in excess of the total achieved by every premium brand except Lexus and BMW. 

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 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 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015
Compact
Luxury SUV
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
902
873
3.3%
902
873
3.3%
1937
518274%197518274%
3041
187861.9%3041187861.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5880
326979.9%4140 3269 79.9%

Small
Luxury SUV
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3104
3517-11.7%31043517-11.7%
2691
2927-8.1%26912927-8.1%
2002
134149.3%2002134149.3%
262
396-33.8%262396-33.8%
994
188429%994188429%
1040
------1040------
---
36-100%---36-100%
933
1403-33.5%9331403-33.5%
3133
281211.4%3133281211.4%
1436
1602-10.4%14361602-10.4%
2765
------2765------
84
1398-94.0%841398-94.0%
1469
79684.5%146979684.5%
860
1517-43.3%8601517-43.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
20,773
17,93315.8%20,773 17,933 15.8%

Midsize Luxury SUV
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3576
4381-18.4%35764381-18.4%
2336
880165%2336880165%
2584
3214-19.6%2584 3214-19.6%
385
433-11.1%385433-11.1%
4778
348537.1%4778 348537.1%
2372
2577-8.0%23722577-8.0%
436
557-21.7%436557-21.7%
846
60938.9%84660938.9%
1361
1752-22.3%1361 1752-22.3%
1608
1803-10.8%16081803-10.8%
6956
65695.9%6956 65695.9%
505
26888.4%505 26888.4%
2052
135851.1%2052135851.1%
3515
------3515 ------
148
3144-95.3%148 3144-95.3%
1395
111625.0%1395 111625.0%
354
482-26.6%354482-26.6%
252
330-24.0%252330-24.0%
2375
386150%2375386150%
---
---
---------------
Total
37,834
32,99614.7%37,83432,99614.7%
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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - February 2016 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - December 2015/Year End
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - January 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - January 2016
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - January 2016
Large Luxury SUV Sales In America - January 2016

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