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From BMW X7 to Hyundai Venue: How did New Crossovers Start in USA?

The year of 2019 was rich in premieres of new large crossovers. How successful was the launch of new products in the USA?

Only one all-new crossover debuted in 2019 in the full-size SUV class – the BMW X7. In the United States, nearly 22,000 customers bought it. The X7 took the 9th place in the segment, lost a little to the Mercedes-Benz GLS and overtook the Infiniti QX80 by sales.

Last year, six fully new models entered the American mid-size SUV segment. The Kia Telluride with a result of 58,604 sales took the 17th place. Other results look like this: Honda Passport – 23rd place, 36,000 sales; Hyundai Palisade – 27th place, almost 29,000 sales; Cadillac XT6 – 35th place; Lincoln Aviator – 37th place; Audi e-tron – 39th place.

The result of the e-tron is worth attention. The start of its production was not successful. The company had problems with suppliers and deliveries. So, the figure of 5,369 sales in the USA could possibly be higher.

Now a few words about subcompact crossovers. In the small SUV segment, there were two debuts in 2019: the Mercedes-Benz GLB and the Hyundai Venue. The German model became the 21st in terms of sales (1,173 units), the Korean one – the 22nd (1,077 units).

BMW, Cadillac, Kia and Hyundai unveiled their first large crossovers. Audi launched its first all-electric SUV.

The introduction of the revived Ford Bronco will likely be the most anticipated event in the SUV segment this year.

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