Hyundai’s two and three-row Santa Fes posted a massive U.S. sales gain of 76%, worth 7899 additional sales, in June 2016. Increased U.S. production of the Santa Fe and smaller Santa Fe Sport translates to increased sales. Who’d have thunk it?
Among vehicles which come standard with a third row, the Ford Explorer’s 10% June decline didn’t stop the Explorer from being June’s top seller, let alone prevent the Explorer from losing its huge year-to-date lead. Explorer sales are up 6% through the first-half of 2016. The next-best-selling three-row-only, the Toyota Highlander, is more than 47,000 sales abaft.
Simply offering a family-sized crossover for sale does not assure an automaker of increasing success in the United States in 2016, however.
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GM’s aged Lambda-platform utilities are all in decline in 2016. Constrained production has led to a 10% drop in Honda Pilot sales. Nissan Pathfinder sales are down 5%.
Mazda’s second-generation CX-9 produced a 21% year-over-year surge in June. But the much improved CX-9 won’t instantly become a hugely popular crossover. Mazda can’t build many, so it’s unlikely we’ll see Mazda USA soon sell more than 3500-4000 per month. June 2016 was the CX-9’s best month since May of last year.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are sortable, so you can rank midsize SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.