US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Premium Large SUV segment

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The Large Premium SUV segment grew by 3% in Q3, and 6% since the beginning of the year, compared to the respective periods in 2014. This makes it the slowest-growing SUV segment bar the non-premium Large SUV segment, suggesting that consumers are slowly but surely moving to smaller SUVs and crossovers.Highlights:

  • Lexus RX remains the undisputed champion of the segment, even though it’s about to be replaced with a new model
  • 2nd-placed Acura MDX opened a gap to 3rd-placed BMW X5, however its falling sales compared to 2014 is not good news for a car that’s barely over one year old
  • 5th-placed Infiniti QX60 saw its sales go up 65% in Q3, the fastest of all cars in the segment – the upcoming 2016 restyle may make it more popular still next year
  • The new models on the market, Audi’s Q7 and Lincoln’s MKT, were both well received, with sales up by 26% and 34%, respectively, on Q3 2014
  • The largest body-on-frame SUVs did worst in Q3, with the Cadillac Escalade ESV down by 70%, and the Lexus LX down by 24%.

2015 Q1Q3 Large Premium SUV

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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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