Large Luxury SUV Sales In America – April 2016 YTD


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

One month ago, we wrote about the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class’s U.S. sales slowdown in advance of the big SUV’s transition into GLS-Class form. 

Now, the transition is underway, and GL volume – now known as GLS volume – shot up 36% to 2991 units in April 2016, a 249% increase compared with the GL’s March doldrums.

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

Cadillac’s Escalade, riding on two wheelbases as the Escalade and long-wheelbase Escalade ESV, pipped the big Benz by 16 reported units in April. Momentum, however, is not on the Cadillac’s side. 

USA large luxury SUV sales chart April 2016
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Producing significantly less volume, momentum is on the side of the Toyota twins: Land Cruiser and Lexus LX570. Both will remain rare not only by the standards of the U.S. auto industry’s popular nameplates but also compared with the norms in this category. 

But both the Toyota and Lexus are significantly more common in 2016 than they were in 2014. 

Combined sales of the duo are up by 1082 units through the first one-third of 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 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Large Luxury SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3007
3237 -7.1% 11,114 11,138 -0.2%
1041
1025 1.6% 5095 5272 -3.4%
1145
1542 -25.7% 5950 6377 -6.7%
442
270 63.7% 1978 1145 72.8%
1060
919 15.3% 4028 3794 6.2%
392
300 30.7% 1365 1146 19.1%
2991
2195 36.3% 6871 8530 -19.4%
374
210 78.1% 1142 893 27.9%
Total
10,452
9698 7.8% 37,543 38,295 -2.0%

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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