During a month in which Mercedes-Benz USA’s car sales slid 7%, the brand still moved forward by posting a 1% increase to lead all luxury brands in November 2014. The major player? The M-Class, Mercedes-Benz’s third-best-selling model, was up 20% to 5190 units, the ML’s best month since December 2011.
GLK sales tumbled 30%, but the GLA stepped in with an additional 1812 sales. Combined G and GL sales were up by 210 units, as well. Mercedes-Benz’s five utility vehicle nameplates accounted for 37% of the brand’s 34,578 non-Sprinter sales. The company’s ten cars generated the remainder.
12,687 SUV/crossover sales made Mercedes-Benz the top-selling premium SUV seller in November.
BMW, with 10,104 X models, ranked third.
Lexus, the year-to-date leader, reported a 3% increase to 12,082 units with 22 new NXs assisting. No premium brand utility vehicle sells as often as the RX, sales of which rose 1% to 9592 in November 2014.
While much of the conversation related to luxury brands revolves around their small SUVs, the RX, M-Class, and Acura MDX combined for 19,992 November sales, 6% more than the smaller class led by the Audi Q5. Throw the BMW X5 into the former group and the quartet outsold all small luxury SUVs and crossovers – Q3, X1, and GLA included – by 773 units in November 2014.
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.