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 • February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
988
1046 -5.5% 1890 1919 -1.5%
1418
885 60.2% 3355 1403 139%
1597
1873 -14.7% 4638 3751 23.6%
Total
4003
3804 5.2% 9883 7073 39.7%

Small
Luxury SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3798
3862 -1.7% 6902 7379 -6.5%
2421
2493 -2.9% 5112 5420 -5.7%
3733
3124 19.5% 5735 4465 28.4%
522
466 12.0% 784 862 -9.0%
1396
177 689% 2390 365 555%
1324
2364
1
10 -90.0% 1 46 -97.8%
823
1107 -25.7% 1756 2510 -30.0%
3709
2666 39.1% 6842 5478 24.9%
1746
1558 12.1% 3182 3160 0.7%
3278
1781 84.1% 6127 3179 92.7%
1012
624 62.2% 2481 1420 74.7%
1187
1954 -39.3% 2047 3471 -41.0%
Total
24,950
19,822 25.9% 45,723 37,755 21.1%

Midsize Luxury SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4292
4553 -5.7% 7868 8934 -11.9%
1653
1012 63.3% 3989 1892 111%
3842
4149 -7.4% 6426 7363 -12.7%
624
403 54.8% 1009 836 20.7%
4017
3809 5.5% 8795 7294 20.6%
2730
2985 -8.5% 5102 5562 -8.3%
712
569 25.1% 1148 1126 2.0%
1047
615 70.2% 1893 1224 54.7%
1684
1827 -7.8% 3045 3579 -14.9%
1650
1653 -0.2% 3258 3456 -5.7%
7192
6490 10.8% 14,148 13,059 8.3%
234
216 8.3% 739 484 52.7%
2375
1135 109% 4427 2493 77.6%
3948
3316 19.1% 7611 6460 17.8%
1328
1046 27.0% 2723 2162 25.9%
403
413 -2.4% 757 895 -15.4%
287
316 -9.2% 539 646 -16.6%
2472
60 4020% 4847 98 4846%
Total
40,490
34,567 17.1% 78,324 67,563 15.9%

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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