GMC Acadia Sales Increased By 1657 Units In August
Just 312 sales off the record-setting pace set two months ago, the Ford Escape was immensely successful in August 2012. Outselling the leader of the pack, Honda’s CR-V, is no mean feat. Doing so when the CR-V records a 44% increase is a particularly difficult task. Escape sales jumped 37% in August, a 7581-unit leap. The Ford Explorer ranked fifth among SUVs and crossovers in August. Ford’s Edge slotted in at the ninth spot.
Back to the subject, the surprisingly vibrant SUV/CUV market was, well, shockingly successful in August 2012. Forecasters didn’t predict an overall 20% industry sales boost, one that was delivered in part by increases like the Escape’s and CR-V’s but also by the Toyota RAV4 (up 141%), GMC Acadia (up 26%) and Dodge Journey (up 58%). Red font, the kind that indicates year-over-year declines, is a rare sight in the table below.