Was May 2016 a rough month for the U.S. auto industry?
Not exactly. The 6% drop in volume compared with May 2015 was down to an abbreviated auto sales calendar: there were 24 selling days in May 2016, down from 26 in May 2015. Thus, on a typical day in May, automobile dealers were selling more vehicles this May than last.
Especially when it comes to full-size, full-bore, flagship luxury SUVs. Re-launched with updates and a new name, Mercedes-Benz’s GL-Class-succeeding GLS-Class jumped 45% to 3358 units, an addition of 1036 sales.
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Total Cadillac Escalade volume jumped 11%. The Infiniti QX80, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, and Toyota Land Cruiser all posted big gains, too.
Meanwhile, the Lexus LX570’s 2% drop translated to a 6% increase in the daily selling rate. Only the Land Rover Range Rover and Lincoln Navigator stood out as real exceptions because of their sharp decreases.
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. 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.