The U.S. market hosted the arrival of a handful of new luxury utility vehicles in August 2016. Mercedes-Benz’s front-wheel-drive architecture from the CLA and GLA now underpins the Infiniti QX30. The first 74 were sold in August.
Maserati sold its first 91 Levantes, the brand’s new Porsche Cayenne-fighting SUV. Levante pricing starts at a lofty $72,000.
We’ve included the Bentley Bentayga’s first 223 sales with full-size luxury SUVs.
Not a single one of these three new utility vehicles is about to become a top seller. The Bentley is far too expensive. The Maserati Levante is, well, a Maserati. The Infiniti QX30 is a Mercedes-Benz without being a Mercedes-Benz.
But premium utility vehicles are a booming sector. Why wouldn’t Infiniti want to sell a new small entry? Sales of the current crop are up 27% this year.
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Why wouldn’t Maserati want to join the ranks of the sports-car-maker-turned-SUV-builders? Porsche now produces 60% of its U.S. sales with utility vehicles.
Why wouldn’t Bentley throw an SUV into the mix? Compatriot Jaguar just released its first SUV and the F-Pace already accounts for nearly six in ten Jaguar USA sales.
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