Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – November 2013 YTD


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class interior

Canada’s Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series-controlled midsize luxury segment has suffered this year from the loss of many Cadillac CTS sales and because of the declines reported by those leading nameplates. And the declines reported by many of their rivals.

November 2013’s story was different, however, as the E-Class (and the CLS with which its sales are combined) jumped 60% and 5-Series sales shot up 47%. Even the CTS, long in replacement phase, reversed its downward trend. 

Less meaningful gains were reported by the Acura RLX, Audi A6, and Audi A7. Jaguar XF sales rose by 42 units – the XF accounts for 47% of Jaguar’s year-to-date sales tally; 60% of Jaguar’s November total.

Canada luxury car sales chart November 2013
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Of course, these are not Canada’s top-selling premium brand cars. Less costly cars like the chart-topping BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class lead the way. Lexus’s IS outsold the ES and GS combined. For every Infiniti M sold, Infiniti sold 16 Q50s, Q60s, and G sedans. The Volvo S60 was 35 times more popular than the Volvo S80.

After looking for much of 2012 like it would end the year as Canada’s top-selling premium brand automobile, the Mercedes-Benz made way for the BMW 3-Series in the final quarter. It’s never been in contention in 2013, but the redesigned Mercedes-Benz showed off this week (pictured), the C-Class we’ll be able to buy lease later next year, looks like a winner. Or at least the kind of car that will be able to hold onto second spot.

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 cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • November 2014 • December 2013 • October 2013November 2012

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
27 -100%
156
363 -57.0% 2990 1850 61.6%
80
139 -42.4% 712 1360 -47.6%
74 -100% 354 1346 -73.7%
431
444 -2.9% 5544 5689 -2.5%
175
127 37.8% 2217 1911 16.0%
24
65 -63.1% 619 1034 – 40.1%
915
910 0.5% 11,849 10,294 15.1%
243
434
343
61 462% 2871 117 2354%
31
144 -78.5% 1764 2888 -38.9%
241
1097
55
141 -61.0% 947 1548 -38.8%
108 -100%
301
116 159% 2323 1808 28.5%
290
127 128% 3007 129 2231%
808
829 -2.5% 8544 9606 -11.1%
187
470
15 -100%
2
29 -93.1% 309 596 -48.2%
139
69 101% 1293 1479 -12.6%
Total
4421
3638 21.5% 47,344 41,805 13.2%

Midsize Luxury Car
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
16
3 433% 176 28 529%
187
200 -6.5% 2181 2924 -25.4%
106
85 24.7% 980 887 11.0%
80
56 42.9% 673 861 -21.8%
327
222 47.3% 2445 2564 -4.6%
115
113 1.8% 910 2080 -56.3%
1 4 -75.0%
2 -100%
134
59 127% 747 213 251%
8
13 -38.5% 76 111 -31.5%
17
23 -26.1% 245 298 -17.8%
61
19 221% 552 323 70.9%
227
298 -23.8% 2916 2317 25.9%
39
68 -42.6% 598 872 -31.4%
12
26 -53.8% 238 470 -49.4%
198
31 539% 1496 811 84.5%
368
230 60.0% 3038 3829 -20.7%
41 -100% 115 463 -75.2%
6 -100%
4
5 -20.0% 50 192 -74.0%
43
67 -35.8% 585 724 -19.2%
Total
1744
1559 11.9% 18,022 19,979 -9.8%

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 why you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury SUVs and the Acura ILX with mainstream cars… 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.
^ Acura combines sales figures of the outgoing RL with the new RLX. Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales figures combine the E-Class with the CLS-Class.
^ Audi Canada’s A4 sales figures include sales of the Allroad
^ Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: Up 88.9% to 272 in November; down 0.9% to 2861 YTD. Total G sedan and Q50 sales: Up 115% to 245 in November, up 6.9% to 2373 YTD.

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