As their premium brand passenger car counterparts tumbled in November 2015, U.S. sales of 17 small/entry-level luxury crossovers jumped 34%.
Indeed, that 34% year-over-year improvement occurred during an abbreviated month. Automakers had only 23 days to sell automobiles in November 2015, down from 25 a year ago. As a result, these 17 luxury SUVs and crossovers actually posted a collective 45% increase in their daily selling rate, an increase from 951 sales per day in November 2014 to 1386 sales per day in November 2015.
An extraordinary number of those sales were produced by the BMW X3, sales of which more than doubled in November 2015. Audi and Mercedes-Benz posted 51% and 50% year-over-year gains with their least costly crossovers, the Q3 and GLA, respectively. Infiniti’s newly-elongated QX50 posted a 366% jump to a 908 November sales, a low total still, but exceptionally higher than normal. Not since 2008, when the QX50 was still the EX35, have sales risen this high.
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Added to those figures are sales from vehicles which weren’t fully available at this time a year ago: 4969 Discovery Sports, GLCs, and NXs.
Among larger luxury utility vehicles, the Volvo XC90 continued to position itself as Volvo’s best-selling model with 2236 sales. Brand-wide Volvo volume jumped 91% to 6,902 units.
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.