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

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart November 2013
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November 2013 marked just the third time this year, and the first time since February, that BMW Canada sold fewer than 1000 3-Series' in a single month. As a result, BMW's year-over-year 3-Series gain of just 0.5% seems poor in comparison to the market's 6.5% jump.

Yet BMW also sold another 243 4-Series coupes in November. One year ago, the 3-Series' 910-unit total included sales of the 4-Series. Well, it did in a manner of speaking. The 4-Series used to be called the 3-Series coupe and convertible. A more direct year-over-year tally shows that BMW 3-Series/4-Series sales, jointly, rose 27.3%. Now that sounds more like it.

BMW recently released images of the next-generation M3. The coupe version, naturally named the M4, is pictured above. Yowzah.


Four of Canada's 15 top-selling premium brand vehicles in November were BMWs. Mercedes-Benz joined the German effort with the third-ranked C-Class, ninth-ranked GLK, tenth-ranked M-Class, and the eleventh-ranked E-Class, sales of which (not by GCBC's choice) include the CLS-Class. Acura's two continuing utility vehicles slot in as the fifth and sixth-best-selling premium brand automobiles; the Lexus RX ranked fifth. This leaves two Audis and two Cadillacs.

Among vehicles priced above $50,000, there are two BMWs, three Mercedes-Benzes, three Audis, one Volkswagen, one Porsche, one Land Rover, and four full-size GM SUVs.

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 November 2013 are listed below.

November 2014December 2013October 2013 - November 2012
Rank
Luxury Vehicle
November 2013
November
2012
% Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
915 910 0.5% 11,849 10,294 15.1%
#2
BMW X5
912 365 150% 4180 3803 9.9%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
808 829 - 2.5% 8544 9606 - 11.1%
#4
Audi Q5
687 683 0.6% 6923 5588 23.9%
#5
Lexus RX
622 579 7.4% 7217 6590 9.5%
#6
Acura RDX
522 393 32.8% 5614 4328 29.7%
#7
Acura MDX
506 449 12.7% 5516 4736 16.5%
#8
Audi A4 *
431 444 - 2.9% 5544 5689 - 2.5%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
413 431 - 4.2% 5563 4717 17.9%
#10
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
407 455 - 10.5% 4347 5137 - 15.4%
#11
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
368 230 60.0% 3038 3829 - 18.3%
#12
BMW X3
355 482 - 26.3% 5384 4685 14.9%
#13
Cadillac ATS
343 61 462% 2871 117 2354%
#14
BMW 5-Series
327 222 47.3% 2445 2564 - 4.6%
#15
Cadillac SRX
308 310 - 0.6% 3495 2834 23.3%
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. Buick has been excluded with a bunch of other automakers that don't sell vehicles with base prices higher than $45K.

Rank
Vehicles
With Base Prices Above $50K
November 2013
November
2012
% Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW X5
912 365 150% 4180 3803 9.9%
#2
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
407 455 - 10.5% 4347 5137 - 15.4%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
368 230 60.0% 3038 3829 - 18.3%
#4
BMW 5-Series
327 222 47.3% 2445 2564 - 4.6%
#5
Volkswagen Touareg
207 200 3.5% 1930 1826 5.7%
#6
Porsche Cayenne
201 155 29.7% 1888 1485 27.1%
#7
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
180 139 29.5% 1560 1518 2.8%
#8
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
164 162 1.2% 2228 1650 35.0%
#9
Chevrolet Tahoe
151 77 96.1% 1492 1023 45.8%
#10
GMC Yukon
113 109 3.7% 1220 1023 19.3%
#11
Audi A6
106 85 24.7% 980 887 11.0%
#12
Audi Q7
103 121 - 14.9% 1659 1531 8.4%
#13
Chevrolet Suburban
87 140 - 37.9% 1106 951 16.3%
#14
GMC Yukon XL
86 166 - 48.2% 1065 1045 1.9%
#15
Audi A7
80 56 42.9% 673 861 - 21.8%
Source: Automakers & 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 $49,990 Acura MDX. Volkswagen recently increased the base Touareg's price to $50,975; GM jacked up the base Tahoe/Yukon price up to $51,580.

Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 volume rose 89% to 272 in November but is down 1% to 2861 YTD.

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