June Sales: Mid/Large Crossovers
Mid-to-large unibody crossovers are a large segment covering a wide variety of prices and capabilities, but the competition is tight as can be. Ford’s Edge joins its Escape sibling in bringing the second 2010 YTD crossover sales award back to Dearborn… but only barely. And not if you count the Enclave and Acadia to GM’s Traverse numbers (Lincoln MKX sold only 10,289 YTD, MKT moved 3906, keeping them both off this chart). Once again, we have more proof that the Ford brand is plenty strong, but that Lincoln is still badly enough wounded to keep Ford from hanging with The General. Meanwhile, Hyundai, Kia and Subaru are charging into this segment with guns blazing, and the Toyota Highlander seems to be taking much of the hit from the new competition.
The Honda Element has a shorter wheelbase and overall length than the CR-V...why isn't it with the compacts?
I wonder why the new Honda Crosstour is off to such a slow start? Oh that's right... it's ugly enough to blind a horse. Never mind.
I think the Flex, aside from the styling, has the some problem the Chrysler Pacifica had--too many models are made in blinged-out Limited form, and in the middle of a recession to boot.
How did MKX sales keep it off the charts when its YTD 10,289 is higher than Crosstour and Element?