Large Luxury SUV Sales In America – August 2016 YTD

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U.S. sales of new vehicles declined by more than 3% in August, but the decline was not felt in every corner of the market.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – August 2016 YTD

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. 

USA large luxury SUV sales chart August 2016
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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.

The same can’t be said, for instance, for midsize cars.

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • July 2016 August 2015

Large Luxury SUV
3080 -1.4% 22,937 22,321 2.8%
1086 16.1% 10,592 9488 11.6%
1058 16.8% 10,519 11,224 -6.3%
206 95.6% 3306 2092 58.0%
1054 -24.4% 7362 7678 -4.1%
267 13.1% 2724 2229 22.2%
2188 33.1% 18,462 16,881 9.4%
164 64.6% 2230 1637 36.2%
9103 14.7% 78,355 73,550 6.5%

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.

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