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

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The BMW 3-Series expanded its Canadian sales lead over the Mercedes-Benz C-Class to 2850 units with September 2013's 636-unit victory. 

The Lexus RX squeezed in between the 3-Series and C-Class for the first time since April. RX350 sales were up 8% to 700 units in September. RX hybrid sales are down 18% to 461 through the first nine months of 2013.

10 of Canada's 15 best-selling premium brand vehicles in September were utility vehicles of one kind or another. The RX's lead over the Audi Q5 is a slim 338 units with three months remaining on the calendar. 


Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, eleven of the 15 top sellers in September were SUVs or crossovers. Three of those SUVs were full-size mainstream brand sport-utilities. Sales of the GMC Yukon XL, Chevrolet Suburban, and Toyota Sequoia were all at least twice as high as they were at this time last year. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart September 2013
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Their segment collected 629 September sales - Mercedes-Benz sold 522 copies of the M-Class in September. ML pricing starts at $59,900 and rises to $103,200 (before options) for the ML63 AMG with stops at $61,400 and $78,500 in between for the diesel ML350 and the ML550.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these models can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. Canada's favourite luxury vehicles in September 2013 are listed below.


September 2014October 2013August 2013 - September 2012
Rank
Luxury Vehicle
September 2013
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
1369 - 7.9% 9855 + 17.5%
#2
Lexus RX
760 + 6.9% 5830 + 9.6%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
733 - 5.2% 7005 - 13.5%
#4
Audi Q5
665 + 31.9% 5492 + 28.4%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
549 + 20.1% 4616 + 20.2%
#6
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
522 + 12.0% 3402 - 20.3%
#7
Audi A4
491 - 18.2% 4507 - 3.0%
#8
Acura RDX
483 + 10.5% 4536 + 31.3%
#9
BMW X5
478 - 1.6% 2565 - 12.8%
#10
Acura MDX
468 + 9.6% 4521 + 19.3%
#11
Cadillac SRX
420 + 88.3% 2730 + 26.0%
#12
BMW X3
385 - 32.3% 4665 + 29.8%
#13
Lincoln MKX
355 - 1.4% 2465 - 19.5%
#14
Lexus IS
323 + 102% 1670 + 10.2%
#15
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
317 - 14.3% 2330 - 28.5%
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, BMW, 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. GCBC opinions and overwhelming reader input tossed Buick back in with the mainstream wolves.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle 
(Min. Base 
Price $50K)
September 2013
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
522 + 12.0% 3402 - 20.3%
#2
BMW X5
478 - 1.6% 2565 - 12.8%
#3
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
317 - 14.3% 2330 - 28.5%
#4
BMW 5-Series
269 + 2.3% 1767 - 17.4%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
250 + 66.7% 1864 + 42.2%
#6
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
218 + 50.3% 1211 - 1.1%
#7
Audi Q7
195 + 53.5% 1377 + 12.7%
#8
Porsche Cayenne
184 - 16.0% 1478 + 26.3%
#9
GMC Yukon XL
169 + 225% 810 + 9.2%
#10
BMW X6
128 + 19.6% 643 - 8.3%
#11
Audi A6
111 + 37.0% 784 + 10.0%
#12
Chevrolet Suburban
109 + 127% 876 + 32.3%
#13
Audi A7
74 - 39.3% 528 - 26.1%
#14
Cadillac Escalade
69 + 23.2% 614 - 10.1%
#15
Toyota Sequoia
66 + 113% 531 + 2.3%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* A4 sales include sales of the unreported Allroad
$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 $48,940, sporty cars like the $49,500 Audi TT, and SUVs like the $49,930 Chevrolet Tahoe, $49,990 Acura MDX, and $49,675 Volkswagen Touareg.
* Total Infiniti G/Q60/Q50 volume equalled 389 units in September, up 71%, and 2297 YTD, down 9%. The G sedan and Q50 combined for 357 September sales, up 96%, 1861 YTD, down 3%.

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