The compact crossover segment in the US moves with the overall market in the first half of 2022, down 18% on last year. The largest class in terms of sales now has a 23.8% share of the market, slightly up from 23.6% last year, at just over 1.6 million deliveries. In the second quarter, compact crossover sales were down 22% in a market down 21%.
Best selling crossover in the United States is still the Toyota RAV4, adding 1.2 percentage points of share thanks to sales down 9% on last year, while its closest rival Honda CR-V sees a 45% decline in deliveries and drops to third place behind the Chevrolet Equinox, down just 2%. Another model that’s hurt disproportionally by supply shortages is the Nissan Rogue, losing more than half of its sales on last year. In Q2 the Rogue was outsold by the all-new Hyundai Tucso, which is also closing in year-to-date thanks to stable sales. The Mazda CX-5, Subaru Outback and Ford Escape all lose about 12-14% in the first half of the year, but the Outback had a relatively strong Q2 with sales down just 4% thanks to the new generation, while the CX-5 was down 40% and the Escape lost 24% in the quarter. The CX-5 may experience some cannibalization from newcomer Mazda CX-50, now still all the way in 37th place. The Ford Bronco Sport completes the top-10 ahead of the Kia Sportage, but the South-Korean crossover outsold the former in the second quarter when it showed a 16% increase in deliveries. The Subaru Forester drops out of the top-10 with sales down by almost half (-59% in Q2) and is under pressure from the GMC Terrain and Jeep Compas, both of which show impressive gains on last year. Another model struggling is the Volkswagen Tiguan, down 41%, while the Chevrolet Blazer is down 17%. The new generation Mitsubishi Outlander helps the nameplate more than double its deliveriesand move past the Jeep Cherokee which is down 71%.
In the battle of the electrics, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is up 36% in an overall #23, followed by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 at #27 and its sibling Kia EV6 at #28. The Volkswagen ID.4 follows at a distance in 38th place, while the Hyundai Nexo FCEV remains a niche player in 45th place, despite more than doubling its sales.
The luxury part of the segment outperforms the mainstream compact crossovers with sales down 7%. Luxury crossovers make up 20.7% of the segment in the first half of 2022, up from 18.3% in the same period of 2021. The Tesla Model Y is up an estimated 41% and sells triple the volume of the next best luxury crossover Mercedes-Benz GLC which is up 20% despite being due for a redesign, distancing the BMW X3, down 10% and Audi Q5 down 23%. The Lexus NX sees a 39% decline in deliveries as a new generation is due soon, while the Acura RDX is down by almost half (-60% in Q2) and is leapfrogged by the Volvo XC60 (-16%). In the second quarter, the RDX was also outsold by the Lincoln Corsair which was up 11% in Q2 and +4% so far this year. The Cadillac XT5 and Mercedes-Benz GLB are losing ground, and Porsche Macan is closing in on them despite a 7% drop in deliveries. Newcomer Genesis GV70 outsells the Infiniti QX50 which loses 60% in the first half (-71% in Q2), while the BMW X4 distances the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The Infiniti QX55 remains a niche player at just under 1,500 deliveries in the second quarter.
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