U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers rose 5%, year-over-year. And the biggest, baddest, boldest, and most costly crop of utility vehicles jumped 15%, a gain of more than 1300 sales for a sector which grew more slowly than the overall SUV/crossover sector in the first seven months of 2016.
Despite a minor downturn from the Cadillac Escalade and a 24% drop in Lincoln Navigator sales, the segment flew high because of big gains from the Lexus LX570, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Mercedes-Benz GLS.
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Bentley also began selling the new Bentayga, a high-falutin SUV that quickly became the brand’s best-selling model, earning more than half of all U.S. Bentley sales in August 2016.
Throw in a 16% increase in Infiniti QX80 volume, a 13% Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen sales improvement, and the Land Rover Range Rover’s 17% uptick and sales of full-size luxury SUVs were more than a little healthy in August.
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. This table is sortable, so you can rank large luxury SUVs any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.