After sliding 5% in calendar year 2015, U.S. sales of full-size, truck-based, volume brand SUVs recovered well in the first-half of 2016.
The leaders of the pack, and we do mean that in the plural sense, have lost market share, however. GM’s quartet combined for a 4% uptick in the first six months of 2016, but their share of the sector slid from an all-conquering 74% in the first six months of 2015 to a still rather dominant 72% in 2016.
Ford is the big mover and shaker. While claiming a far less substantial 20% of the sector through the end of June, Expedition sales (which include both long and regular-wheelbase variants) are up 33%, and rose 86% in June, specifically.
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Nissan’s Armada is entering its first replacement phase.
The new Armada is the global Nissan Patrol, a vehicle we’ve known here, and will continue to know, as the Infiniti QX80 on the premium end of the ledger.
This explains much of the Armada’s harsh decline in the early part of 2016.
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 sport-utility vehicles any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.