All other things being considered equal, if Lexus RX sales tumbled 24% next August just as Lexus RX sales tumbled 24% this August, the RX would stil manage to be the second-best-selling luxury utility vehicle in America.
Care for some good news? Volkswagen has some. Sales of the $42,975-$61,410 Touareg were up 140%. To 581. So the Touareg remains a bit player, which isn’t such good news. Nevertheless, up is better than down and the Touareg did out-sell… er, the BMW X6 and the Lincoln MKT, two Bad 8 losers.
Which luxury crossover would take over for the Lexus RX if RX sales indeed dropped 24% next August? That’d be the Cadillac SRX, a vehicle which is as much a rival for the RX as anything listed in the upper chart. SRX sales rose 7% in August.
BMW X3 sales were up 167%, enough of a burst to fend off the Audi Q5, sales of which slid 14%. The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 was a few hundred sales back despite a 36% year-over-year gain.