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


2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport orange

Let down by some declines in the middle section of the sector, U.S. sales of luxury SUVs were nevertheless very healthy overall in July 2016. At the top end, full-size luxury flagships jumped 18%. 

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

The smallest trio of German luxury crossovers combined for a 24% July increase worth an additional 1056. One size and price class up, big gains from the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Infiniti QX50, Land Rover Discovery Sport joined with the additions provided by all new models to provide an 18% category-wide improvement.

Yet another size and/or price class up, there were many noteworthy increases in July. Sales in the seventh month of 2016 were 146% stronger for the Volvo XC90 than in July 2015. 

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USA luxury SUV sales chart July 2016
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Audi Q7 volume jumped 20%. Land Rover’s LR4 and Range Rover Sport rose by 638 sales. Mercedes-Benz GLE sales continued to rise, as well, as did sales of America’s top-selling premium utility vehicle, the Lexus RX. 

But at Cadillac, where the XT5’s replacement of the Cadillac SRX is slow in taking full effect – July XT5/SRX volume was down 7%. Both of Infiniti’s mid-range crossovers posted declines. Porsche reported a 28% Cayenne drop. And at BMW, the South Carolina-built X5 reported a 54% drop, the worst decline of any continuing volume nameplate in July. 

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. Mobile users can now thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1819
1166 56.0% 10,287 7413 38.8%
2130
1189 79.1% 14,269 7094 101%
1502
2040 -26.4% 14,317 14,353 -0.3%
Total
5451
4395 24.0% 38,873 28,860 34.7%

Small
Luxury SUV
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4320
4577 -5.6% 30,596 30,290 1.0%
4833
4700 2.8% 26,819 26,366 1.7%
2678
2340 14.4% 22,506 15,623 44.1%
329
407 -19.2% 2944 3553 -17.1%
1421 2947
1360
182 647% 9984 1614 519%
1609
3398
1163
481 142% 8107 1380 487%
2 -100% 3 71 -95.8%
1036
1497 -30.8% 5944 8143 -27.0%
4689
4337 8.1% 27,979 24,386 14.7%
2138
2455 -12.9% 14,249 13,787 3.4%
3411
2318 47.2% 26,802 16,153 65.9%
931
1533 -39.3% 9060 7781 16.4%
2097
2146 -2.3% 10,928 14,056 -22.3%
Total
32,015
26,975 18.7% 202,266 163,203 23.9%

Midsize Luxury SUV
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4902
4977 -1.5% 29,517 34,397 -14.2%
2 -100%
2322
1939 19.8% 17,063 10,464 63.1%
2744
6011 -54.4% 24,948 35,162 -29.0%
405
393 3.1% 3940 4351 -9.4%
1307
6753 -80.6% 20,381 36,960 -44.9%
4951
12,159
3701
3760 -1.6% 24,673 21,538 14.6%
242
310 -21.9% 3416 3201 6.7%
940
693 35.6% 7240 5052 43.3%
1772
1338 32.4% 12,146 12,511 -2.9%
1918
2337 -17.9% 13,068 14,028 -6.8%
8522
8264 3.1% 57,934 52,543 10.3%
259
591 -56.2% 2417 2694 -10.3%
2656
2519 5.4% 17,745 11,268 57.5%
4412
3851 14.6% 29,598 26,811 10.4%
1067
1471 -27.5% 9058 9474 -4.4%
308
676 -54.4% 2511 3986 -37.0%
632
405 56.0% 3141 3052 2.9%
2888
1176 146% 18,905 2629 619%
Total
45,948
47,464 -3.2% 309,860 290,123 6.8%

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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