A great number of factors come into play when a bunch of large, expensive vehicles sell a a faster rate one year than during the year previous. Incentives, of course, can play a part. Falling gas prices could do the trick. An improving economic situation for the wealthy among us? Yeah, that might have an effect, too.
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover has a base price of $79,685. 2010 sales are up 15.4%. In fact, the Land Rover family’s basic price of entry is $36,350, which nets you a 2011 Land Rover LR2. In 2008, Land Rover sold 8885 SUVs in the first nine months of 2008. That number improved to 18,385 over the first nine months of 2009. So far in 2010, 22,289 Land Rovers have been sold. Point to whatever factor you like, but one way or another, a whole lot of wealthy people are buying a lot of expensive vehicles.
Moreover, the percentage sales improvements posted by some other large, expensive SUVs are even greater plus they come with higher volumes.
Fact: through three-quarters of this year, Mercedes-Benz has sold over 50,000 SUVs in the United States. Call’em crossovers if you like, Mercedes has still sold over 50K. In other words, Mercedes-Benz has more SUV sales in America this year than all of Volvo’s models combined.
These are the Top 10 Best-Selling European SUVs In America over the course of the first nine months of 2010.