Large SUV sales in the US didn’t look too hot in the month of December. However, when you look at the year as a whole, things look far better. This would suggest that the month of December was just a poor month for sales and a bit of an oddity.
The segment was down by about 3,200 units in the month of December. When you look at 2019 as a whole, you’ll see that sales actually rose by about 19,000 units.
The leader of the segment in terms of sales volume was the Chevrolet Tahoe. However, the Tahoe saw sales drop in the month of December and 2019 as a whole. The vehicle in the number two spot was the Ford Expedition. It actually beat the Tahoe in the month of December and had a very strong showing in 2019 overall. It was up for the month and the year. In third place was the GMC Yukon. The Yukon was down for the month of December and for 2019 as a whole.
We expect similar sales as we get deeper into 2020. It will be interesting to see what happens. Ford managed to more or less carry the segment with its new Expedition. It was the only model that saw sales rise in 2019, and we expect sales of that model to slow over time. GM has new versions of the Tahoe and Yukon coming, but until those are out 2020 could be interesting.
Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.
Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.
US Best Selling Large SUVs Last Month
This data table looks at last month’s total large SUV sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market large SUV model sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual large SUV models sales success in the U.S market.
This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the large SUV segment in the United States. It includes all major large SUV models sold in the U.S market. We compare last quarter’s large SUV U.S sales at the model level with the same large SUV model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which large SUV models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of large SUV sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.
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US Large SUV Sales by Month (All Models)
This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the large SUV segment in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major large SUV models sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly large SUV sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual ports car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).