Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In America – April 2019
The GCBC Analysis
Small Subcompact Luxury SUVs didn’t have a great April. The segment was down roughly 2000 units. When you look at the YTD numbers, you see that they’re similarly down. This suggests that the segment isn’t having a great year and that future sales for the year will likely not be the best.
Leading the way in terms of sales volume was the Volvo XC40, which saw a healthy sales increase of nearly 30 percent. It was followed by the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, which saw a drop of 12 percent. Rounding out the top three was the BMW X1. It saw a significant sales drop of around 35 percent.
The Small Compact Luxury SUV segment showed an increase in sales for the month of April. The segment was up nearly 2,400 units. YTD numbers showed similar results.
For the month, the Audi Q5 claimed the top spot with an increase of nearly 24 percent. The Mercedes-Benz GLC was in second, though it saw a sales decline of around eight percent. The Acura RDX rounded out the top three with a sales increase of about 17 percent. Overall, Compact Luxury SUV sales looked very strong.
The Midsize Luxury SUV segment struggled a bit. The segment saw a few more sales than this month last year, but more models saw sales decreases than increases. This was different than the YTD sales stats. Usually, the sales are better distributed across the segment. It will be interesting to see how this segment fares in the future.
Important note: Ford, GM and FCA have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge and Ram until the end of each quarter.