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


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Booming Audi Q3 and BMW X1 sales, plus a 26% increase in Mercedes-Benz GLA volume and 723 additional sales from the GLA’s Infiniti QX30 twin, produced a doubling of subcompact luxury crossover sales in the United States in October 2016. 

7937 Q3s, X1s, QX30s, and GLAs were sold in October, driving their share of the SUV/crossover market up to 1.4% from 0.6% a year ago.

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

But the most popular luxury utility vehicles are larger. One size class up, the Audi Q5 sells more than twice as often as the Audi Q3. For every BMW X1 sold, BMW USA sells 1.9 X3s and X4s. The Mercedes-Benz GLC sells almost exactly twice as often as the GLA. 

USA luxury SUV/crossover sales chart October 2016
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The most popular premium brand utility vehicle in America is the Lexus RX, sales of which were essentially flat just above 8000 units in October. Year-to-date, the first ten months of 2016 witnessed an 8% uptick in RX volume. 

84,284 copies of the RX350 and its hybrid variant have been sold so far this year. Cadillac, the closest competitor in terms of sales, has not yet sold 50,000 SRXs and XT5s.

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 • November 2016 • September 2016October 2015

Subompact
Luxury SUV
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1944
887 119% 16,388 10,619 54.3%
2710
601 351% 20,882 10,859 92.3%
723
1046
2560
2025 26.4% 19,967 20,672 -3.4%
Total
7937
3513 126% 58,283 42,150 38.3%
Compact
Luxury SUV
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3944
3891 1.4% 42,666 42,393 0.6%
3772
4863 -22.4% 38,967 41,429 -5.9%
3680
3028 21.5% 34,683 23,811 45.7%
409
492 -16.9% 4185 4973 -15.8%
2351 8477
1106
989 11.8% 13,505 3107 335%
1240
6669
1099
1356 -19.0% 11,445 4757 141%
3 74 -95.9%
874
1265 -30.9% 8913 12,157 -26.7%
4274
3399 25.7% 42,389 35,346 19.9%
1916
1982 -3.3% 20,702 20,219 2.4%
3588
1943 84.7% 39,978 22,320 79.1%
2120
908 133% 15,482 11,1893 38.4%
1611
1912 -15.7% 15,542 20,546 -24.4%
Total
31,984
26,028 22.9% 303,606 231,132 31.4%
Midsize Luxury SUV
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5052
4405 14.7% 44,630 47,862 -6.8%
2 -100%
2798
2106 32.9% 24,683 16,527 49.4%
3885
4292 -9.5% 36,703 44,782 -18.0%
590
560 5.4% 5714 5687 0.5%
118
6020 -98.0% 21,904 56,732 -61.4%
4989
26,685
2929
3669 -20.2% 33,996 33,047 2.9%
371
480 -22.7% 4433 4430 0.1%
756
869 -13.0% 9889 6789 45.7%
1580
1906 -17.1% 16,925 17,437 -2.9%
1822
2223 -18.0% 19,367 20,083 -3.6%
8044
8018 0.3% 84,284 77,940 8.1%
248
456 -45.6% 3192 3865 -17.4%
2279
2189 4.1% 24,989 17,356 44.0%
501
979
4042
4880 -17.2% 41,523 41,327 0.5%
1206
1454 -17.1% 12,712 13,721 -7.4%
271
840 -67.7% 3479 6154 -43.5%
399
464 -14.0% 4803 4424 8.6%
2383
2565 -7.1% 26,612 7406 259%
Total
44,263
47,396 -6.6% 447,502 425,571 5.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
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