Americans registered 68.5% fewer BMW X1s in March 2015 than in March 2015 and 65.2% fewer BMW X3s, further dragging down BMW’s SAV sales total during a first-quarter in which overall SUV/CUV sales jumped 12%.
On the flip side, while car sales in the United States are flat, BMW car volume is up 28% in early 2015.
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The X1’s decline occurred as Audi and Mercedes-Benz now offer direct competitors. The Q3 and GLA weren’t on sale at this time a year ago.
The X3’s March decline was tempered somewhat by 599 sales of the X4, a less practical and more expensive X3 offshoot that posted its second-best month so far in its nine-month lifespan. U.S. sales of the larger BMW X5 and BMW X6 jumped 11% to 4975 units.
America’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicle is the Lexus RX, a vehicle which was just revealed as an all-new 2016 model at the New York Auto Show. RX sales haven’t slowed despite the addition of the smaller NX in Lexus’s crossover lineup.
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. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. Click Column Headers To Sort • March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015 • March 2014