Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - January 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, Canada's six most popular nameplates in January 2016 were all utility vehicles.

Tops among premium brand autos in January, regardless of price point, was the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. (In sales reports, the reference is still to the M-Class, which was renamed for model year 2016 when the "coupe" bodystyle was added. It's a similar story for the GLK and its GLC successor.) 

Sales of Mercedes-Benz SUVs and crossovers jumped 52% to 1532 units in January, a greater SUV/crossover sales total than the overall total achieved by every other premium brand save for BMW. 

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Chrysler has temporarily cancelled production of the 200 midsize sedan. Why? Because dealers already have way more 200s than they can sell, because the 200 isn't selling well, because consumers who do still want a midsize car – and not a Cherokee – want better midsize cars.

"But car executives have a bigger problem than unit economics to worry about: With a crush of buyers, they just need to get noticed," writes Bloomberg. Thus, the niche model.

General Motors sold a ton of trucks – nearly 940,000 – in the United States in 2015, not only because of the arrival of new midsize offerings but as a result of the surging Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Will it be so easy in 2016?

Large Luxury Car Sales In America - January 2016

2016 BMW 750Li xDrive
BMW 7-Series sales are beginning to recover in the United States now that the company is transitioning into the sixth-generation G11 car for model year 2016. 7-Series sales in 2015 fell to a six-year low with less than 10,000 units sold for a second consecutive year. Between 2002 and 2015, U.S. 7-Series sales plunged 58%.

But with 847 sales in January 2015, the 7-Series shows signs of life. That's not the kind of success achieved by the 7-Series in 2002, of course. But it was the best January since 2012.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016

Nevertheless, U.S. sales of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, even in a poor month for the S-Class, were significantly more numerous. S-Class volume fell 19% to 1277 units, or 50% more volume than the second-ranked 7-Series managed.

Large Luxury SUV Sales In America - January 2016

2015 Lincoln Navigator L
After a booming January 2015 in which sales of the Cadillac Escalade family jumped 149%, sales one year later slid 28%.

That sharp decline didn't make the Escalade and Escalade ESV unpopular in January 2016, certainly not by the standards of Cadillac's classmates. More than 2000 total Escalades were sold last month. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016

Lincoln, by comparison, sold only 700 Navigators, including both regular and long-wheelbase versions.

Complete List Of Every Body-On-Frame SUV Sold In America In 2016, And How Well They All Sell

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Of the 6.4 million utility vehicles sold in America during the 2015 calendar year, 698,635 were traditional body-on-frame sport-utility vehicles.

With just 10.9% of the market for utility vehicles belonging to ess-you-vees, it's easy to conclude that these forerunners to the modern crossover have lost the war. But that doesn't mean many of these true-blue SUVs aren't leaving the battlefield with some spoils. Below, we've compiled a complete list of the 18 body-on-frame SUVs on the market in America in 2016 along with some marketplace context.