Large Luxury SUV Sales In America – May 2016 YTD


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class interior

Was May 2016 a rough month for the U.S. auto industry?

Not exactly. The 6% drop in volume compared with May 2015 was down to an abbreviated auto sales calendar: there were 24 selling days in May 2016, down from 26 in May 2015. Thus, on a typical day in May, automobile dealers were selling more vehicles this May than last. 

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

Especially when it comes to full-size, full-bore, flagship luxury SUVs. Re-launched with updates and a new name, Mercedes-Benz’s GL-Class-succeeding GLS-Class jumped 45% to 3358 units, an addition of 1036 sales. 

USA large luxury SUV sales chart May 2016
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Total Cadillac Escalade volume jumped 11%. The Infiniti QX80, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, and Toyota Land Cruiser all posted big gains, too.

Meanwhile, the Lexus LX570’s 2% drop translated to a 6% increase in the daily selling rate. Only the Land Rover Range Rover and Lincoln Navigator stood out as real exceptions because of their sharp decreases.

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 2017 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015

Large Luxury SUV
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2943
2661 10.6% 14,057 13,797 1.9%
1424
1058 34.6% 6519 6330 3.0%
1044
1516 -31.1% 6994 7893 -11.4%
293
299 -2.0% 2271 1444 57.3%
851
1046 -18.6% 4879 4840 0.8%
387
302 28.1% 1752 1448 21.0%
3358
2322 44.6% 10,229 10,852 -5.7%
315
240 31.3% 1457 1133 28.6%
Total
10,615
9444 12.4% 48,158 47,737 0.9%

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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