But really, does Jaguar want to build the best-selling car in Canada? Ferrari has recently realized that their cars needed to be more exclusive. Not much more exclusive. But a bit of rarity wouldn't go amiss. Doesn't the notion of premium begin to lose its lustre when the product is sighted everywhere?
Well, perhaps when we're talking about the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, yes, they've lost lustre. The 3-Series was Canada's 20th-best-selling car in April; the C-Class ranked 19th in March. But the Jag had only found 109 buyers in the first three months of 2013. We weren't about to liken the XJ's ubiquity to that of Tim Hortons shops. And sadly, the Indo-Brit underdog was back to its old ways in April.
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You can click any model name in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank Canadian large luxury car sales any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. If you equate the words "large" and "luxury" with $49,000 Cadillacs and $65,000 Hyundais and $46,000 Lincolns, there's a second table below where three vehicles we normally show with midsize luxury cars are displayed.
Click Column Headers To Sort - April 2014 - May 2013 - March 2013 - April 2012
Large Luxury Car
|+ 52.9%||70||+ 22.8%|
|- 2.3%||128||- 2.3%|
|- 65.5%||69||- 63.5%|
|+ 61.5%||130||+ 110%|
|+ 575%||66||+ 175%|
|- 1.5%||163||- 10.4%|
|- 15.8%||90||- 30.2%|
Large (Cheaper) Luxury Cars
|- 33.3%||21||- 43.2%|
|- 62.7%||117||- 43.8%|
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the XTS and MKS here but also with midsize luxury cars, too, as those are the vehicles with which they are more competitively priced... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not made available in Canada. ANDC April estimates for Ferrari and Lamborghini were 18 and 4, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.
Large Luxury Car Sales In Canada - April 2014 YTD
Large Luxury Car Sales In Canada - May 2013
Large Luxury Car Sales In Canada - March 2013
Large Luxury Car Sales In Canada - April 2012
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - April 2013
Top 15, X2, Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - April 2013
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - April 2013