Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - February 2016 YTD

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Luxury car sales are falling. Hard and fast. Head over heels. 

But that doesn't mean premium automakers are in particular trouble in America. Profit margins on upmarket crossovers are typically superior to that of cars, and premium automakers are selling a lot of upmarket crossovers.


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


Across the sector, led by the Lexus RX, luxury SUV/crossover sales are up 16% through the first two months of 2016, a gain of 21,000 sales for the 11 premium brands which market utility vehicles. 

USA luxury SUV sales chart February 2016
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Of the 40 or so nameplates, including a handful of flagship models displayed in this post, only 13 are selling less often in 2016 than they were at this stage of 2016. The sharpest declines belong to the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

The most notable improvements have been posted by the lengthened Infiniti QX50, the new Volvo XC90, the Lincoln MKX, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover LR4, Audi Q7, BMW X1, and BMW X6. 

On the whole, however, improvements are the norm.

Luxury SUV and crossover sales aren't falling.

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 • January 2016February 2015
Compact
Luxury SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
988
1046-5.5%18901919-1.5%
1418
88560.2%33551403139%
1597
1873-14.7%4638375123.6%
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Total
4003
38045.2%9883 7073 39.7%

Small
Luxury SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3798
3862-1.7%69027379-6.5%
2421
2493-2.9%51125420-5.7%
3733
312419.5%5735446528.4%
522
46612.0%784862-9.0%
1396
177689%2390365555%
1324
------2364------
1
10-90.0%146-97.8%
823
1107-25.7%17562510-30.0%
3709
266639.1%6842547824.9%
1746
155812.1%318231600.7%
3278
178184.1%6127317992.7%
1012
62462.2%2481142074.7%
1187
1954-39.3%20473471-41.0%
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Total
24,950
19,82225.9%45,723 37,755 21.1%

Midsize Luxury SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4292
4553-5.7%78688934-11.9%
1653
101263.3%39891892111%
3842
4149-7.4%6426 7363-12.7%
624
40354.8%100983620.7%
4017
38095.5%8795 729420.6%
2730
2985-8.5%51025562-8.3%
712
56925.1%114811262.0%
1047
61570.2%1893122454.7%
1684
1827-7.8%3045 3579-14.9%
1650
1653-0.2%32583456-5.7%
7192
649010.8%14,148 13,0598.3%
234
2168.3%739 48452.7%
2375
1135109%4427249377.6%
3948
331619.1%7611 646017.8%
1328
104627.0%2723 216225.9%
403
413-2.4%757895-15.4%
287
316-9.2%539646-16.6%
2472
604020%4847984846%
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Total
40,490
34,56717.1%78,32467,56315.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
° Mercedes-Benz USA began combining GLK and GLC sales figures – and GLE and M-Class figures – in February 2016's sales report.
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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