Chart Of The Day: Mid/Large Crossovers In July
We’ve got a tight fight for the top spot again this month in the Mid/Large CUV segment. Traverse, Pilot, Edge, Outback and Sorento are all running between 9k and 10k monthly units, and between 50k and 65k YTD sales. All of these top-selling nameplates improved over their July 2009 numbers, but the flagging Highlander and Venza both fell back year-on-year, as did the Flex. Can Edge ride a mid-cycle refresh to the 2010 Mid/large CUV sales title? That could just depend on whether or not Chevrolet opens up more production capacity for its Traverse. Meanwhile, Ford’s Explorer and Jeep’s Grand Cherokee should start eating into this segment… which begs the question: should these two nameplates be migrated out of SUVs and into the burgeoning segment? While you ponder the answer, we’ll be preparing an July SUV sales chart for tomorrow.
"should these two nameplates be migrated out of SUVs and into the burgeoning segment?" Sorry, what segment again?
Better start checking the IPs of posts. My bet is many of the pro-Ford posts claiming to be from the northeast and other east coast locations are within driving distance from the Glass House in Dearborn. TTAC, check my IP. It is from the northeast. jj is correct. New Ford Motor Company autos are far and few between in the northeast. When you see one, it is usually a rental car or a state-local-federal car. jj is wrong in one way. There are a lot of Jeeps here that are in private owners hands. I don't see much other Michigan autos other than jeep. Seems like the Ford strategy is to paint these message boards with misinformation. TTAC, check those IPs. Perhaps they are from Boston, Michigan. Perhaps they really are from the northeast and they saw all those new Fords on the 95 after hitting that crack pipe. That would explain their "common" sightings of new Michigan automobiles.
Look at that Flex set the charts on FIRE!!! So much for 100K units a year...
These comments prove how useless anecdotal evidence is. Seriously how can you determine auto demographics just by making a mental note every now and then?