Sales in the Large SUV segment grew by 12 percent in the second quarter of the year, faster than in either the Compact SUV or Mid-sized SUV segments. Overall, the growth since the beginning of the year is a more modest 5 percent, bringing the total of the cars sold to 141,341.
Highlights for first half of 2016:
- Much of the growth in the segment in Q2 2016 was driven by a 52 percent growth in sales of the Ford Expedition, a remarkable performance for a car whose basic structure (and some of the sheetmetal) dates back to its introduction in 1996
- Both Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban recovered from a fall in sales in the first quarter, and recorded an 8 percent and 6 percent growth in the second quarter, respectively
- Sales of the old Nissan Armada fell 38 percent in the second quarter, as consumers wait for the new model to come to market, allowing Toyota Sequoia to jump it in the standings