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


2017 Infiniti QX30

The U.S. market hosted the arrival of a handful of new luxury utility vehicles in August 2016. Mercedes-Benz’s front-wheel-drive architecture from the CLA and GLA now underpins the Infiniti QX30. The first 74 were sold in August. 

Maserati sold its first 91 Levantes, the brand’s new Porsche Cayenne-fighting SUV. Levante pricing starts at a lofty $72,000.

We’ve included the Bentley Bentayga’s first 223 sales with full-size luxury SUVs. 

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

Not a single one of these three new utility vehicles is about to become a top seller. The Bentley is far too expensive. The Maserati Levante is, well, a Maserati. The Infiniti QX30 is a Mercedes-Benz without being a Mercedes-Benz. 

But premium utility vehicles are a booming sector. Why wouldn’t Infiniti want to sell a new small entry? Sales of the current crop are up 27% this year. 

USA August 2016 luxury SUV/crossover sales chart
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Why wouldn’t Maserati want to join the ranks of the sports-car-maker-turned-SUV-builders? Porsche now produces 60% of its U.S. sales with utility vehicles. 

Why wouldn’t Bentley throw an SUV into the mix? Compatriot Jaguar just released its first SUV and the F-Pace already accounts for nearly six in ten Jaguar USA sales.

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 • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2238
1189 88.2% 12,525 8602 45.6%
1440
2317 -37.9% 15,709 9411 66.9%
74
74
1058
2169 -51.2% 15,375 16,522 -6.9%
Total
4810
5675 -15.2% 43,683 34,535 26.5%

Small
Luxury SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4207
4364 -3.6% 34,803 34,654 0.4%
4419
5051 -12.5% 31,238 31,417 -0.6%
4668
2127 119% 27,174 17,750 53.1%
432
453 -4.6% 3376 4006 -15.7%
1531 4478
1200
241 398% 11,184 1855 503%
1222
4620
1038
881 17.8% 9145 2261 304%
1 -100% 3 72 -95.8%
1130
1430 -21.0% 7074 9573 -26.1%
5407
4448 21.6% 33,386 28,834 15.8%
2451
2411 1.7% 16,700 16,198 3.1%
4715
2168 117% 31,517 18,321 72.0%
2304
1340 71.9% 11,364 9121 24.6%
1847
2361 -21.8% 12,770 16,417 -22.2%
Total
36,571
27,276 34.1% 238,832 190,479 25.4%

Midsize Luxury SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5131
4747 8.1% 34,648 39,144 -11.5%
2 -100%
2347 2016 16.4% 19,410 12,480 55.5%
4121
2803 47.0% 29,069 37,965 -23.4%
580
443 30.9% 4520 4794 -5.7%
965
6903 -86.0% 21,346 43,863 -51.3%
4929
17,088
3268
3995 -18.2% 27,941 25,533 9.4%
283
273 3.7% 3699 3474 6.5%
960
468 105% 8200 5520 48.6%
1667
1387 20.2% 13,813 13,898 -0.6%
2493
2221 12.2% 15,561 16,249 -4.2%
9701
9620 0.8% 67,635 62,163 8.8%
273
285 -4.2% 2690 2979 -9.7%
2643
1763 49.9% 20,388 13,031 56.5%
91
91
3756
4481 -16.2% 33,354 31,292 6.6%
1209
1470 -17.8% 10,267 10,944 -6.2%
367
690 -46.8% 2878 4676 -38.5%
778
445 74.8% 3919 3497 12.1%
2859
918 211% 21,760 3659 495%
Total
48,421
44,928 7.8% 358,277 335,163 6.9%

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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