Mercedes-Benz USA reported its seventh monthly year-over-year increase in GL-Class volume in September 2013, the ninth month of the year. Mercedes-Benz is on pace to sell more than 30,000 GLs for the first time this year. The model’s previous high was 26,396 in pre-recession 2007, the nameplate’s second year of availability.
Sales of the more costly Range Rover rose 23% in September. The Range Rover outsold the Lexus LX570 and Toyota Land Cruiser, combined, and with ease, as it normally does. Land Rover has already sold more Range Rovers in the first three quarters of 2013 than in all of 2009 and in all of 2012.
Land Rover should sell more than 10,000 Range Rovers this year; probably more than 11,000. Between 2003 and 2007, Land Rover USA averaged 12,684 annual Range Rover sales. However, in 2003 and 2004, and for part of 2005, the Range Rover didn’t have competition in the form of the Range Rover Sport.
The eight SUVs seen in the accompanying chart and table were responsible for 0.65% of the U.S. auto industry’s September 2013 volume.
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