Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales Figures In Canada – October 2013 YTD


2014 Cadillac SRX silver

Here’s a fact that won’t surprise anyone that pays attention to the vehicles which pass them by on highways and city streets: Canadians are buying more and more SUVs and crossovers from premium automobile brands.

Canada October 2013 luxury SUV sales chart
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Windshield surveys aren’t an accurate barometer of auto sales, of course. You understand the inevitable folly: “I saw four Mitsubishi RVRs on the way to work in Thunder Bay this morning; that thing must be Canada’s best-selling crossover.” 

As a general statement however, the overwhelming change in the automobile marketplace has led to a dramatic influx in the number of high-priced SUV/CUV sales, and that influx has been impossible to miss.

Six of Canada’s 30 best-selling SUVs/crossovers are sold by premium brands (including Acura, which, in spite of arguments from some corners, has to be considered premium when they offer a base MDX that costs 43% more than a base Honda Pilot and a base RDX that costs 16% more than a top-of-the-line Honda CR-V.) 

Through ten months of 2013, ten of the 14 biggest year-over-year increases among SUVs and crossovers belong to premium brand nameplates, from the Mercedes-Benz G-Class’s doubling of volume to the Cadillac SRX’s 26% jump. The SRX is Canada’s 97th-best-selling vehicle overall so far this year, up from 112th at this time in 2012.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. You’ll notice that the + icon has been removed from year-over-year increases, but you can still identify year-over-year declines with the – symbol and red font.

Click Column Headers To Sort – October 2014 – November 2013 – September 2013October 2012

Small
Luxury SUV
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
556
480 15.8% 5092 3935 29.4%
744
629 18.3% 6236 4905 27.1%
172
91 89.0% 2370 4288 – 44.7%
364
610 – 40.3% 5029 4203 19.7%
120
177 – 32.2% 1225 1169 4.8%
50
12 317% 423 279 51.6%
179
112 59.8% 1495 1040 43.8%
534
447 19.5% 5150 4286 20.2%
137
123 11.4% 1467 1629 – 9.9%
Total
2856
2681 6.5% 28,487 25,734 10.7%

Midsize Luxury SUV
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
489
497 – 1.6% 5010 4287 16.9%
4
1 300% 39 87 – 55.2%
179
188 – 4.8% 1556 1410 10.4%
703
498 41.2% 3268 3438 – 4.9%
43
135 – 68.1% 686 836 – 17.9%
457
357 28.0% 3187 2524 26.3%
49
58 – 15.5% 552 633 – 12.8%
271
204 32.8% 2704 1798 50.4%
46
51 – 9.8% 369 425 – 13.2%
169
155 9.0% 1380 1379 0.1%
36
32 12.5% 251 299 – 16.1%
765
693 10.4% 6595 6011 9.7%
29
41 – 29.3% 325 369 – 11.9%
274
226 21.2% 2739 3287 – 16.7%
538
414 30.0% 3940 4682 – 15.8%
209
160 30.6% 1687 1330 26.8%
173
203 – 14.8% 1723 1626 6.0%
60
60 0.0% 542 657 – 17.5%
18
30 – 40.0% 450 413 9.0%
Total
4512
4003 12.7% 37,003 35,491 4.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC 
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown 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 you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury cars as well as with SUVs and crossovers and the Touareg with luxury SUVs and mainstream SUVs… 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.


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