US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Large SUV segment

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The Large SUV segment continued shrinking in Q3, with sales down by 10% compared to the same period last year. While the low gas prices seem to have benefited most other SUV segments, these ladder-on-frame dinosaurs clearly have a hard time getting back into favor with customers, possibly due to increasing competition from much newer, and better, competition from the Large Premium SUV segment.


  • The only model which recorded a sales growth in Q3 was the Toyota Sequoia, albeit from a low base. It is now closing in on the Nissan Armada, and may yet relegate the large Nissan to the second-to-last spot before the year is over
  • The segment leaders, Chevy’s Tahoe and Suburban twins, continue losing sales at the same pace as the 3rd-placed Ford Expedition, despite being 8 years younger than the frequently-facelifted Ford
  • The GMC twins are losing sales at a slightly lower pace than its Chevy cousins

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Kriss grew up in Poland reading German car magazines, before moving to England and graduating to the British magazines, which he still considers the best in the world and continues reading them after he’d moved to the US. In college he promised himself he’s buy himself a used Porsche before he turned 30 (not to be accused of having a mid-life crisis), but instead family needs dictated a Subaru Outback. Still waiting for that perfect moment to buy a used 2008-ish Cayman…
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