Direct competitors, meanwhile, presented a mixed bag with August results. BMW X5 sales were down 20%, but the Porsche Cayenne and Land Rover Range Rover Sport both posted marginal 1% gains.
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Higher-volume crossovers from non-German brands posted noticeable declines, too. The Acura MDX tumbled 27%. Lexus’s RX, as we approach the arrival of a new generation of the best-selling premium brand utility vehicle in America, was down 19%.
Among lower-priced premium brand utilities, the Acura RDX-led small luxury SUV/CUV segment was up 43% and wasn’t actually led by the RDX in August. Through the first eight months of 2015, the RDX is the top-selling vehicle in the class. But the new Lexus NX is now outselling the aging Audi Q5, not just monthly, but year-to-date. And in August 2015, specifically, America’s top-selling small luxury SUV/crossover was the Lexus NX.
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