SUVs Rejuvenate; Luxury SUV Sales Surge
What started out during World War II as a military vehicle from Jeep transitioned into what was considered one of the first modern SUVs—the Jeep Cherokee, produced in the 1980s, with car-like interior qualities although still built on a truck platform with 4-wheel drive (4WD) and extra cargo space.
Three decades later, SUVs have flooded the auto market with stylish, comfortable, safer, and more fuel-efficient designs. Today, there are 100 mass market and luxury SUV models to choose from, and nearly every auto brand sells them in small, medium, or large configurations, retailing from $21,000 to nearly $200,000.
The latest SUVs incorporate lighter, more durable steel and aluminum body materials and a greater selection of eco-friendly interior amenities, plus the latest safety technologies and infotainment systems. Many are powered by more efficient, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines or hybrid powertrains as well as optional V-6 or V-8 engines mated with automatic transmissions.
SUVs Continue to Outpace the Overall Industry
Just last month, consumers bought or leased 25% more SUVs than in September 2014—twice the industry’s 11% improvement, based on sales data collected by J.D. Power and auto forecasting partner LMC Automotive. Nearly 548,000 SUVs were sold in the United States in September—128,000 more than a year ago—equal to 38% of the month’s sales.
During the first 9 months of 2015, SUV deliveries climbed 14%—significantly higher than the 5.1% growth for the industry. Year to date, SUV deliveries totaled 4.73 million units, up nearly 583,000 units from the year-ago period—equal to 36.7% of total deliveries.
A notable trend this year is that luxury buyers and lessees opted for SUVs. Sales for all four premium SUV segments rose 22% in September from a year ago, and year-to-date premium SUV sales surged 18.8% from 2014. The best-selling premium SUV was the Lexus RX Series followed by the Cadillac SRX. Also, premium brands continued to introduce smaller entries—Lexus NX, Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the second-generation BMW X1—to entice new buyers. Even Jaguar will add a crossover utility to its portfolio for 2017. In addition, the Small SUV segment, led by the Jeep Patriot, was a tiny but expanding growth segment.
Compact SUVs were the sales sizzlers, however. The refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V remains the best-selling SUV in the country and was one of eight Compact SUVs to be in the top 10 in September and year to date. Just two of the best-selling SUVs were midsize models. Ford builds two of the top 10—the Escape and Explorer—while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep brand produced three: Cherokee, Wrangler, and Grand Cherokee. Chevrolet, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota each produced one of the 10 best-selling SUVs.
Year to date, Honda delivered 18,707 more CR-Vs than a year ago. The CR-V, fully redesigned in 2012, features more than 60 improvements for the 2015 model year. The Ford Escape, which had its last major redesign in 2013, remained the second-best seller, while the redesigned 2016 Toyota RAV4 ranked third with 25,836 more units sold or leased on a year-over-year basis. The Nissan Rogue—fully redone in 2014—and the Chevrolet Equinox—slightly refreshed for 2015, but last redesigned in 2010—also were star sales performers, in the fourth and fifth slots year to date.
Jeep was Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ leading U.S. brand, with the Cherokee—all-new in 2014—posting a year-to-date gain of 32,540 unit sales. The iconic Wrangler—due for a revamp in 2017—and the midsize Grand Cherokee—to be redone in 2018 or 2019—also celebrated double-digit gains. A redesigned 2015 Ford Explorer—the Midsize SUV sales leader—also was among the top 10 in year-to-date sales, rising by 31,519 units from the same period last year.
Top 10 SUV Models by Sales*
Jeep Grand Cherokee
*Source: J.D. Power and LMC Automotive
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