Large Luxury SUV Sales In America - March 2016 YTD

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A sudden and sharp 64% decrease in March 2016 U.S. sales of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class serves as a prelude to its rebirth as, drum roll, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. 

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

The GL's year-over-year loss of 1507 sales in March was nevertheless cancelled out in Mercedes-Benz's U.S. showrooms by a doubling of GLC/GLK sales, the GLE/M-Class's 18% uptick, a 15% increase in GLA sales, and the G-Class's nine-unit uptick, shown below. Overall, Mercedes-Benz's five-pronged utility vehicle lineup jumped 17% to 13,013 units, a gain of 1889 sales. Mercedes-Benz's cars fell 19%, a 3646-unit March loss.

USA large luxury SUV sales chart March 2016
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Meanwhile at Cadillac, where car volume took a 4% dive as the CT6 arrived, the Escalade and its extended ESV sibling jumped 17% to 3238 units, more than the Infiniti QX80 and Land Rover Range Rover combined; more than the Lexus LX570, Lincoln Navigator, both big Benzes, and the Toyota Land Cruiser combined.

20% of the Cadillacs sold in the United States in March 2015 were Escalades. That figure rose to 25% in March 2016.

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. This table is sortable, so you can rank large luxury SUVs 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 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015
Large Luxury SUV
275817.4%8107 7899 2.6%
1416-0.9%4054 4247 -4.5%
1996-10.2%4805 4835 -0.6%
29145.7%1536 875 75.5%
109719.5%2968 2875 3.2%
3402.6%973 846 15.0%
2365-63.7%3880 6335 -38.8%
22717.2%768 683 12.4%
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10,490-8.1%27,091 28,595 -5.3%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
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. 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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