A year ago, automakers had 26 selling days in which to generate their luxury SUV/crossover sales. There were only 24 such days one year later. Yet even the shorter sales month, a massive east coast winter storm, and a December in which many analysts believed sales were brought forward, the smallest utilities jumped 80%, the core group of small luxury utilities rose 16%, and their larger and more costly siblings rose 15%.
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In its 17th month, the Mercedes-Benz GLA recorded its best U.S. sales month ever, and by a wide margin. Year-over-year, GLA sales were up 80%, a gain of 1163 units.
Up a segment, Mercedes-Benz GLC/GLK sales more than doubled.
Up another segment, the Mercedes-Benz GLE/ML posted a 17% increase.
In total, Mercedes-Benz USA sold 13,586 SUVs and crossovers in January 2016, a 32% increase. Mercedes-Benz led all premium brands in U.S. volume in the first month of 2016, and the SUV/CUV total alone was well in excess of the total achieved by every premium brand except Lexus and BMW.
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 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.