Led by the Chevrolet Tahoe and its 12% year-over-year increase to 7658 units – a three-year March high – General Motors owned 74% of the category, up from 71% a year ago. GM’s “short”-wheelbase twins, the Tahoe and GMC Yukon, produced 11,052 sales. The long-wheelbase Suburban and Yukon XL generated another 6252.
The Ford Expedition, both long and short-wheelbase versions, is the only other major player in the category, outselling the Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia – combined – by nearly 5000 units in 2016’s first-quarter.
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GM and Ford both padded their totals with improving premium brand full-size SUV totals in March. Lincoln Navigator sales jumped 20% to 1311 units, a 15-month high. Total Cadillac Escalade sales jumped 18% to 3238 units. For the record, Cadillac sold 3358 ATSs and CTSs in March.
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