Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - March 2017

2017 Audi Q5 blue
Canadian sales of subcompact luxury utility vehicles rose 10% in March 2017 thanks mainly to booming BMW X1 volume.

Canadian sales of compact luxury utility vehicles rose 35%, boosted by a one-third increase in BMW X3 volume, plus big gains from the Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Porsche Macan, and Volvo XC60. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2017 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2017 YTD


Up another rung in size and price, March volume was down marginally because of big declines from the Volvo XC90, Porsche Cayenne, and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Large Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - March 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Canadian sales of full-size luxury SUVs jumped 59% to nearly 1000 units in March 2017 thanks to soaring Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class sales and meaningful upticks reported by the Range Rover and Lexus's LX570.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2017 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2017 YTD


The GLS, you'll recall, was transitioning out of GL guise at this time last year, and sales had cratered. But the GLS is back on track, selling at a furious pace through the first-quarter of 2017.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - March 2017

2017 Hyunai Tucson red
Canadian sales of compact SUVs and crossovers jumped 15% in MArch 2017 and in the first-quarter of 2017, bolstered by huge improvements from the top-selling Nissan Rogue, surging Honda CR-V volume, and continued success from 2016's top-selling SUV, the Toyota RAV4.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2017 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2017 YTD


Subcompact crossovers, meanwhile, reported 12% year-over-year growth in March. 2017 Q1 sales are up 10%, a gain of 1184 sales.

Rogue volume, on its own, has grown by 3366 units through the first three months of 2017.

Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - March 2017

2018 Buick Enclave
Canadian sales of GM's departing Lambda platform SUVs are on the rise as GM Canada clears out remaining models in anticipation of the arrival of a new Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.

The duo combined for 664 March 2017 sales and 897 in 2017 Q1, figures which were bolstered by the already-arrived GMC Acadia, which is smaller in second-gen form.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2017 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2017 YTD


But in Canada, GM's trio isn't nearly as popular as the Ford Explorer or Toyota Highlander, Canada's favourite three-row utility vehicles. 

Sporty Car Sales In Canada - March 2017

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Ford Mustang sales rose modestly in Canada in March 2017, climbing 3% to 669 units, more than enough to be Canada's top-selling sports car/muscle coupe/pony car/sporty vehicle. Or whatever you want to call it.




Year-over-year, Dodge Challenger sales doubled. Chevrolet Camaro volume perked up, as well. Through the first-quarter of 2017, the Mustang owns 46% of the three-car category.

Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - March 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe
As of March 2017, Mercedes-Benz C-Class sales have now been rising for 11 months. Thanks to a 15% jump to 1026 units in March, the third month in the last five in which C-Class sales have risen into four-digit territory. 




Easily the best-selling luxury car nameplate on the market, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is also now ahead of the joint BMW 3-Series/4-Series tandem. 

Large Luxury Car Sales In Canada - March 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard
Mercedes-Benz S-Class sales jumped by one-third to 120 units in March 2017, an 18-month high for Canada's historically favoured full-size luxury flagship. 




The S-Class outsold the BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ, and Audi A8 combined in March 2017, easily outperforming its classmates. 

Midsize Car Sales In Canada - March 2017

Canadian sales of compact cars grew 5% in March and are on the rise through the first-quarter of 2017, as well, but midsize cars?




They're down 13% so far this year after a 15% slide worth 1345 lost sales in March 2017 brought the segment even lower. The Toyota Camry, Canada's best-selling midsize car so far this year, is down 27% as the venerable midsize Toyota quickly approaches the arrival of a replacement.