Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - April 2013

2013 BMW 3-Series Wagon grey
Not surprisingly, BMW, the best-selling luxury automobile brand in Canada in April 2013, ended up being the seller of the best-selling luxury car in April 2013. 

1099 3-Series sedans, coupes, convertibles, and wagons were sold last month, a 45% increase compared with April 2012. Its nearest rivals, the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, were 495 and 557 units back of the 3er, respectively.

Among more costly luxury vehicles, the Acura MDX's strongest ever April performance made it the most popular vehicle among nameplates which cost at least $50,000. In the group of Canada's 15 favourite expensive vehicles,  the MDX was one of eleven SUVs and crossovers.


Canada luxury auto brand market share chart April 2013
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Relative popularity aside, none of these vehicles cracked the list of Canada's 30 best-selling vehicles. The 3-Series was, nevertheless, Canada's 20th-best-selling car, placing it ahead of the Dodge Dart, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu, and Ford's Fiesta.

You can always select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page. 

Canada's 15 best-selling luxury vehicles from April 2013, factored out two different ways, are visible below. Want to define luxury a different way? GCBC plans to rank every vehicle with April and year-to-date sales figures in a sortable table tomorrow. That'll arm you with all the numbers you need to tell yourself that the Chrysler Town & Country was Canada's best-selling luxury vehicle in April.

April 2014May 2013 - March 2013 - April 2012
Rank
Luxury Vehicle 
(Premium Brands)
April 2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
1099 + 44.6% 3645 + 21.9%
#2
Buick Verano
829 + 55.2% 1777 + 23.9%
#3
Lexus RX
799 + 35.2% 2275 + 15.1%
#4
Acura MDX
789 + 51.1% 1994 + 33.4%
#5
Audi Q5
755 + 36.3% 2336 + 17.4%
#6
Acura RDX
750 + 63.4% 1925 + 105%
#7
Buick Encore
675 ----- 894 -----
#8
Mercedes-Benz GLK
610 + 39.9% 2040 + 24.0%
#9
Audi A4
604 - 7.2% 1861 - 16.5%
#10
BMW X3
576 + 84.6% 2228 + 118%
#11
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
542 - 54.2% 2526 - 29.9%
#12
BMW X1
380 - 35.3% 887 - 48.6%
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
356 - 33.7% 1394 - 38.1%
#14
Audi A5
332 + 101% 803 + 31.0%
#15
Cadillac SRX
327 + 23.4% 885 - 0.1%
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don't report specific monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati only report brand totals. Preliminary reader input suggests Buick will, after a short life here, be thrown back to the mainstream wolves.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle 
(Min. Base 
Price $50,00)
April 2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
#1
Acura MDX
789 + 51.1% 1994 + 33.4%
#2
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
356 - 33.7% 1394 - 38.1%
#3
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
257 + 32.5% 872 + 57.4%
#4
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
248 - 45.6% 871 - 34.6%
#5
BMW X5
246 - 24.3% 874 - 25.6%
#6
Porsche Cayenne
173 - 5.5% 541 + 16.1%
#7
BMW 5-Series
169 - 52.1% 706 - 25.4%
#8
Audi Q7
160 - 19.2% 533 - 8.1%
#9
Land Rover 
Range Rover Sport
118 - 2.5% 550 + 12.2%
#10
Chevrolet Suburban
113 + 13.0% 327 - 4.9%
#11
Porsche 911
99 + 13.8% 261 + 26.7%
#12
Audi A6
92 - 3.2% 288 - 11.4%
#13
Cadillac Escalade
89 - 3.3% 293 - 13.1%
#14
BMW X6
72 + 50.0% 245 + 0.4%
#15
Toyota Sequoia
71 + 12.7% 2245 - 22.7%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
$50,000 CDN (before delivery) is an arbitrary borderline, but if GCBC was to follow this new system of designating only expensive vehicles as luxury vehicles, $50K seemed like a safe place to begin - it equals the average U.S. new car transaction price plus $15,000, plus another $5000 to account for Canadian increases. Plenty of less expensive vehicles with specific models feature prices above $50,000 - M, RS, and AMG models come to mind, specifically - but in the case of this list, we know that none of the registrations were of cars priced at $35,900, as would be the case with the BMW 320i, which costs less than a Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Limited. The biggest problem with a $50,000 minimum price of entry? Cars like the Cadillac XTS, which starts at $48,995, sporty cars like the $48,600 Audi TT, and SUVs like the $49,930 Chevrolet Tahoe and $49,675 Volkswagen Touareg.

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1 comment:

  1. combine the sales of audi a4 and a5 and you will see how close it is to bmw 3 series which includes sales of sedans, coupes and convertibles.

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