Thanks to a big month from the Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, and best-selling Chevrolet Tahoe – and despite anticipated declines from their rivals – U.S. sales of full-size SUVs rose 1% in May 2016, an impressive result given the short sales month an industry-wide decline.
General Motors owned 71.6% of the category in the U.S. in May 2016, down only slightly from 72.0% in May 2015. But it was the Ford Expedition’s 22% year-over-year increase produced the real shake-up in the category in May.
Indeed, on year-to-date terms, Expedition volume is up by 3420 units through the first five months of 2016. Segment-wide sales are up 2% this year.
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Nissan Armada sales plunged 47% in May 2016 as Nissan readies the transition between old Titan-based Armada and new Nissan Patrol-based Armada.
Familiar with the Infiniti QX80? Reduce the luxury content, and there’s your new Armada. Infiniti sold 1424 such QX80s in May. Lincoln sold 851 Expedition-based Navigators. Total Cadillac Escalade volume rose 11% to 2943 units.
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.