Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - May 2016 YTD

2017 Jaguar F-Pace S grey
Some sectors aren't susceptible to downturns.

Indeed, the U.S. auto industry didn't really suffer a downturn in May 2016, though "May" volume was down 6%. The auto sales calendar is a quirky one, and May 2016 didn't begin until May 3, 2016, shortening the calendar by two days compared with May 2015. Thus, the daily selling rate in May 2016 was actually up nearly 2%. 


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


When it comes to premium brand SUVs and crossovers, however, sales continued to skyrocket. The smallest German trio jumped 29% thanks largely to huge gains from the segment-leading BMW X1. Up a notch in size and price, the Audi Q5-led small luxury SUV/crossover segment jumped 16%, helped along by the arrival of a new British utility vehicle, the Jaguar F-Pace, Jaguar's first utility vehicle. 

The F-Pace is slightly larger than many of the vehicles in this segment, but it's very affordably priced and still smaller than vehicles such as the Lexus RX and BMW X5. We've also included the new Buick Envision in this category, not because the Buick brand has the cachet of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi, but because Buick wants to charge big league prices for its first from-China model. 

USA luxury SUV sales chart May 2016
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Further up the ladder, double-digit percentage improvements were commonplace in May 2016: Volvo XC90, Lincoln MKX, Lexus RX, Land Rover LR4, Infiniti QX60 and QX70, BMW X6, Audi Q7. 

Meanwhile, U.S. sales of the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, and Toyota Land Cruiser all increased, as well.

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 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015
Compact
Luxury SUV
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1719
112852.4%6749538025.4%
2210
114093.9%10,1574787112%
2085
2386-12.6%11,06510,1369.2%
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Total
6014
465429.2%27,971 20,303 37.8%


Small
Luxury SUV
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4566
5343-14.5%22,68320,6579.8%
4736
428010.7%17,56717,3961.0%
3295
257528.0%15,92810,98245.0%
371
375-1.1%22082756-19.9%
89------89---
---
1632
248558%69351015583%
666
------666------
630
44043.2%5890587903%
---
2-100%365-95.4%
813
970-16.2%39595845-32.3%
4031
40140.4%19,22116,54616.2%
2162
2289-5.5%10,12293857.9%
4183
255863.5%19,62011,28673.8%
1426
104636.3%6907518333.3%
1345
1707-21.2%64479461-31.9%
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Total
29,945
25,84715.9%138,245 111,164 24.4%


Midsize Luxury SUV
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4208
5421-22.4%20,89724,828-15.8%
---
---------1-100%
2663
182346.1%12,128689575.9%
4372
5797-24.6%18,186 21,643-16.0%
712
56526.0%2964251018.1%
1774
5777-69.3%17,592 24,461-28.1%
2719
------3023 ------
4274
314136.1%16,59214,77512.3%
511
38233.8%268425196.6%
900
78015.4%5349362247.7%
1563
1674-6.6%8748 9657-9.4%
1859
2182-14.8%90529612-5.8%
8804
800010.1%41,367 37,04611.7%
298
442-32.6%1899 172710.0%
2794
148887.8%12,623681385.3%
4003
39910.3%20,671 19,4196.4%
1293
1392-7.1%6777 66911.3%
360
700-48.6%19482749-29.1%
415
3877.2%17512022-13.4%
2467
741233%13,32311081102%
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---
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Total
45,989
44,6832.9%217,574198,0989.8%
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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Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America - June 2016
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