Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – March 2016 YTD


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U.S. sales of small luxury SUVs soared 40% in March 2016 as Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, and Acura all contributed massive year-over-year gains. The GLC nearly doubled Mercedes-Benz’s GLK volume from a year ago, Lexus added 900 NX sales, Infiniti’s aged but updated QX50 septupled, and BMW X3 sales nearly tripled. 

Plus, Land Rover added 2002 sales of the Discovery Sport, which wasn’t on sale a year ago.

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

The recent decline of premium brand cars is well recorded both on GCBC and elsewhere, but luxury automakers are fortunate that these profit-driving SUVs and crossovers are easily outdoing their 2015 achievements. 

USA luxury SUV/crossover sales chart March 2016
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Up a notch in size and price, big first-quarter gains were also routine. The new Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 combined for an additional 11,277 sales. Lincoln’s MKX is up 81% this year. Land Rover LR4 volume is up 68%. 

Through the end of 2016’s first-quarter, America’s leading premium brand utility vehicle is the Lexus RX, sales of which jumped 7% to 23,796 units. The second-ranked Cadillac SRX is nearly 11,000 sales behind.

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 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1505
1268 18.7% 3395 3187 6.5%
3145
1358 132% 6500 2761 135%
2205
1918 15.0% 6843 5669 20.7%
Total
6855
4544 50.9% 16,738 11,617 44.1%

Small
Luxury SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5310
3963 34.0% 12,212 11,342 7.7%
3728
3934 -5.2% 8840 9354 -5.5%
4476
1541 190% 10,211 6006 70.0%
689
599 15.0% 1473 1461 0.8%
1512
217 597% 3902 582 570%
2002
4366
1
11 -90.9% 2 57 -96.5%
862
1284 -32.9% 2618 3794 -31.0%
4533
3633 24.8% 11,375 9111 24.8%
1956
2070 -5.5% 5138 5230 -1.8%
4871
2478 96.6% 10,998 5657 94.4%
1123
1180 -4.8% 3604 2600 38.6%
1599
2464 -35.1% 3646 5935 -38.6%
Total
32,662
23,374 39.7% 78,385 61,129 28.2%

Midsize Luxury SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4088
5503 -25.7% 11,956 14,437 -17.2%
1 -100% 1 -100%
3004
1560 92.6% 6993 3452 103%
3617
4388 -17.6% 10,043 11,751 -14.5%
635
587 8.2% 1644 1423 15.5%
4071
5000 -18.6% 12,866 12,294 4.7%
3905
3243 20.4% 9007 8805 2.3%
661
575 15.0% 1809 1701 6.3%
1569
841 86.6% 3462 2065 67.7%
2507
2646 -5.3% 5552 6225 -10.8%
1961
2024 -3.1% 5219 5480 -4.8%
9648
9177 5.1% 23,796 22,236 7.0%
390
373 4.6% 1129 857 31.7%
2771
1475 87.9% 7198 3968 81.4%
4730
4023 17.6% 12,341 10,483 17.7%
1294
1364 -5.1% 4017 3526 13.9%
394
535 -26.4% 1151 1430 -19.5%
420
563 -25.4% 959 1209 -20.7%
3000
13 22,977% 7847 111 6969%
Total
48,665
43,891 10.9% 126,989 111,454 13.9%

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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