By David Thomas on August 12, 2008
Our new Movers and Losers format isn’t getting universal approval, but it does seem to be painting the picture we’ve always intended it to. It’s clear that new and redesigned models are selling quickly despite slumping overall sales, even in the SUV segment.
While the Ford Flex is selling quickly, the total number of units sold isn’t as impressive as the Buick Enclave’s, so it still has a ways to go. Of course, Ford hasn’t ramped up a full advertising campaign yet, and reviews are just now hitting the internet.
The new Honda Pilot is also selling quickly, but as many readers will notice, its sales are down compared to last year. We wonder if Honda is limiting production early to keep demand high, or if potential Pilot buyers are feeling the economic crunch. Check out the full list of winners and losers below. We’re no longer breaking down luxury and non-luxury models either.
Top 10 Movers
When you hear things are bad for SUVs, the list below is what’s being discussed. Sales drops of 54%, 61%, 72% and 84% are huge. Trying to wrap our heads around the Durango’s measly 384 units is too much to take for a Tuesday.
Top 10 Losers
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David