There are a couple reasons the Range Rover ended June as Land Rover’s best-selling model. One of those reasons relates to the Range Rover’s own increasing popularity: June marked the sixth time in seven months that Range Rover sales have increased on a year-over-year basis.
But y’ought not believe the Range Rover will continue to be Land Rover’s best-selling model. The normal leader of the pack is the (previously unrelated) Range Rover Sport. But the first Range Rover Sport is finishing its lifespan in advance of the second-generation’s arrival, and for the second consecutive month, RR Sport sales have fallen. Consequently, the Range Rover outsold the Range Rover Sport by 15 units in June 2013.
And for just the fifth time in the last 18 months, Land Rover USA sold more than 900 Range Rovers in a single month.
Its popularity is no match for the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. But then again, the GL’s price ranges from $62,400 to $86,900, and then $116,925 for the specialized AMG version, pricing which is much more in line with the Range Rover Sport, which will be available with third row seating, too. The full-throated Range Rover starts at $83,545, and you can spend $140K.
And Americans now buy nearly 900 of them. Per month.
To go along with 231 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagens, 291 Lexus LX570s, and 259 Toyota Land Cruisers, an luxurious African safari quartet if ever there was one.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large luxury SUVs any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.