Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – March 2014 YTD


2015 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

Counter to conventional thought, Canadian sales of small luxury crossovers are decreasing in 2014. March volume slid 4% after February sales fell 3%. First quarter sales were down 2%. 

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If we subtract the BMW X3 from the equation, sales are actually up 10%. (The X3 was the class leader at this time last year.) But more than four in ten BMW SAV buyers are opting for the bigger, more costly X5 this year. 

Meanwhile, sales of the Land Rover LR2 and Range Rover Evoque are down as Land Rover sells more LR4s and Range Rover Sports. The Mercedes-Benz GLK is down 13%; Mercedes-Benz’s bigger M-Class is up 26%. Sales of the Volvo XC60 are down slightly, as are sales of the XC70, but combined sales of the XC60, XC70, and new-to-Canada V60 are up 28%. 

Plenty of premium SUVs and crossovers are being sold, of course. The Audi Q5 is tied for the lead with the BMW 3-Series as Canada’s top-selling premium brand vehicle. Land Rover’s March volume was up 25% year-over-year, up 59% from March 2012, 149% compared with March 2011, and 195% from March 2010. (Their Discovery Vision Concept that was introduced in New York this week, pictured above, is a preview of the LR4’s replacement.)

From the Acura MDX to the Porsche Cayenne, sales of luxury utility vehicles in the second table are up by more than 2000 units in 2014. 

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • March 2015 • April 2014 • February 2014March 2013

Small
Luxury SUV
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
634
423 49.9% 1305 1175 11.1%
742
687 8.0% 1664 1581 5.2%
440
273 61.2% 1055 507 108%
403
829 -51.4% 941 1652 -43.0%
210
188 11.7% 477 461 3.5%
70
78 -10.3% 161 169 -4.7%
194
218 -11.0% 426 428 -0.5%
617
779 -20.8% 1243 1430 -13.1%
160
146 9.6% 332 341 -2.6%
Total
3470
3621 -4.2% 7604 7744 -1.8%

Midsize Luxury SUV
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
568
783 -27.5% 1229 1205 2.0%
4
7 -42.9% 5 15 -66.7%
192
155 23.9% 428 373 14.7%
654
273 140% 1597 628 154%
48
76 -36.8% 134 173 -22.5%
371
229 62.0% 843 558 51.1%
50
84 -40.5% 114 192 -40.6%
360
350 2.9% 949 786 20.7%
41
45 -8.9% 126 104 21.2%
321
184 74.5% 753 432 74.3%
47
26 80.8% 148 73 103%
727
613 18.6% 1613 1476 9.3%
29
41 -29.3% 79 111 -28.8%
260
326 -20.2% 621 738 -15.9%
587
430 36.5% 1307 1038 25.9%
166
164 1.2% 453 368 23.1%
168
188 -10.6% 429 443 -3.2%
57
58 -1.7% 134 148 -9.5%
31
41 -24.4% 80 92 -13.0%
Total
4681
4073 14.9% 11,042 8953 23.3%

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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