Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – January 2017


2017 Porsche Macan

Despite tumbling 21% to a four-year low of “only” 5520 units, the Lexus RX was still America’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicle in January 2017. The RX was by no means the only Lexus to report rapidly declining sales. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2017

Not since January 2012 have Lexus sales fallen so low. Every nameplate in the range sold less often in January 2017 than in January 2016. Lexus blames a terrific December for eating into January inventory. Elsewhere, numerous luxury SUVs reported big year-over-year improvements as SUVs outsold passenger cars by a 19% margin. 

Subcompact premium utilities rose 14% thanks to a boost from the GLA-based Infiniti QX30 plus 31% and 21% gains, respectively, for the Audi Q3 and segment-leading BMW X1. 

USA luxury SUV sales chart January 2017
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Compact luxury crossover sales rose 23% because of huge upticks from the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Porsche Macan.

The Infiniti QX70, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and Lincoln MKX all grew by more than 30%. Among full-size luxury SUVs, the Infiniti QX80 and Mercedes-Benz GLS did so, 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. 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 • February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Subcompact
Luxury SUV
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
1181
902 30.9% 1181 902 30.9%
2351
1937 21.4% 2351 1937 21.4%
1158
1158
2007
3041 -34.0% 2007 3041 -34.0%
Total
6697
5880 13.9% 6697 5880 13.9%

Compact
Luxury SUV
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
3202
3104 3.2% 3202 3104 3.2%
3636
2691 35.1% 3636 2691 35.1%
3154
2002 57.5% 3154 2002 57.5%
211
262 -19.5% 211 262 -19.5%
1206
994 21.3% 1206 994 21.3%
1458
1458
1369
1040 31.6% 1369 1040 31.6%
916
933 -1.8% 916 933 -1.8%
2964
3133 -5.4% 2964 3133 -5.4%
1668
1436 16.2% 1668 1436 16.2%
3065
2849 7.6% 3065 2849 7.6%
1960
1469 33.4% 1960 1469 33.4%
804
860 -6.5% 804 860 -6.5%
Total
25,613
20,773 23.3% 25,613 20,773 23.3%

Midsize Luxury SUV
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
3274
3576 -8.4% 3274 3576 -8.4%
2411
2336 3.2% 2411 2336 3.2%
3276
2584 26.8% 3276 2584 26.8%
429
385 11.4% 429 385 11.4%
67
4778 -98.6% 67 4778 -98.6%
3883
3883
2189
2372 -7.7% 2189 2372 -7.7%
842
436 93.1% 842 436 93.1%
127
846 -85.0% 127 846 -85.0%
1918
1361 40.9% 1918 1361 40.9%
1418
1608 -11.8% 1418 1608 -11.8%
5520
6956 -20.6% 5520 6956 -20.6%
260
505 -48.5% 260 505 -48.5%
2928
2052 42.7% 2928 2052 42.7%
379
379
3970
3663 8.4% 3970 3663 8.4%
1350
1395 -3.2% 1350 1395 -3.2%
247
354 -30.2% 247 354 -30.2%
1556
2375 -34.5% 1556 2375 -34.5%
Total
36,044
37,582 -4.1% 36,044 37,582 -4.1%

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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