There are two reasons that U.S. sales of full-size volume brand SUVs appeared so strong in January 2015. January 2014 sales of the same were down 17% after falling 8% in January 2013. These consecutive years of decline serve to highlight the gains made in January 2015, when the group of seven produced an 8418-unit improvement.
But sales in January 2015 were rather high. The 74% year-over-year jump was caused in part by a severe drop in sales last January, but sales in January 2015 sales were up 44% compared with January 2013 and 33% compared with January 2012.
The GM utilities are the segment controllers. In earning 77.8% market share in January 2015, combined sales of the Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, and Yukon XL jumped 108% to 15,351 units.
General Motors also sold 1664 Cadillac Escalades and 1100 Cadillac Escalade ESVs.
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. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank large sport-utility vehicles any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.