Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – June 2014


2014 Lexus IS
Combined sales of the BMW 3-Series, Canada’s top-ranked premium brand automobile in June, and the BMW 4-Series, Canada’s 12th-ranked premium brand automobile in June, jumped 23% to 1451 units. 
That’s nearly twice as many sales as any other individual premium brand nameplate managed. Audi Q5 sales jumped 20% year-over-year to 763 units.

• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD

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Why combine the pair? BMW has reorganized their naming structure, but the 4-Series of June 2014 was a 3-Series in June 2013. 

Regardless, the 4-Series continues to be the far more popular two-door BMW family. (BMW is starting to sell an Audi A5 Sportback-like 4-Series Gran Coupe with four doors, however.) BMW Canada only sold 88 copies of the 2-Series in June

The 2er’s entry-level competition features more doors and, in the form of the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3, attract far more buyers. Mercedes-Benz sold a monthly average of 373 CLAs in the second quarter of 2014, up from 179 in the previous seven months. Audi sold 276 A3s in June, and all 675 A3s sold so far this year found homes in the second quarter, after the A3’s hiatus ended. 

Audi Canada’s base price for the A3 is $31,100; the CLA starts at $34,300; the 2-Series at $36,000. Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, the most popular vehicle in June was the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. This was just the second month since September of last year that something other than the BMW X5 led all $50K+ vehicles.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these top-selling luxury vehicles 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.

June 2015 • July 2014 • May 2014June 2013

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
1056 1180 -10.5% 4393 5981 -26.6%
#2
Audi Q5
763 636 20.0% 3844 3561 7.9%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
717 1111 -35.5% 3408 4610 -26.1%
#4
Lexus RX
653 654 -0.2% 3780 3703 2.1%
#5
BMW X3
636 772 -17.6% 2576 3604 -28.5%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
582 619 -6.0% 2786 3224 -13.6%
#7
Acura RDX
525 426 23.2% 3451 3041 13.5%
#8
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
497 340 46.2% 2800 2085 34.3%
#9
Audi A4 *
485 589 -17.7% 3022 3050 -0.9%
#10
Acura MDX
482 352 36.9% 2932 2926 0.2%
#11
BMW X5
427 310 37.7% 3200 1474 117%
#12
BMW 4-Series
395 1368
T13
Lexus IS
354 118 200% 2001 638 214%
T13
Cadillac SRX
354 313 13.1% 2211 1561 41.6%
#15
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
351 1766

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
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
497 340 46.2% 2800 2085 34.3%
#2
BMW X5
427 310 37.7% 3200 1474 117%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
324 318 1.9% 1832 1463 25.2%
#4
BMW 5-Series
300 175 71.4% 1046 1110 -5.8%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
226 131 72.5% 1238 1262 -1.9%
#6
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
197 117 68.4% 1368 790 73.2%
#7
Porsche Cayenne
192 183 4.9% 1082 928 16.6%
#8
GMC Yukon
183 142 28.9% 598 632 -5.4%
#9
Volkswagen Touareg
177 204 -13.2% 998 1049 -4.9%
#10
Porsche Macan
168 272
#11
Audi Q7
167 180 -7.2% 1009 860 17.3%
#12
Chevrolet Corvette
159 40 298% 756 111 581%
#13
Audi A6
119 115 3.5% 567 500 13.4%
#14
Land Rover Range Rover
112 22 409% 522 341 53.1%
#15
Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class
102 37 176% 582 245 138%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* A4 sales include sales of the unreported Allroad. 
^ Mercedes-Benz Canada’s figures combine the E-Class with the CLS and the S-Class with the CL.
$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 $49,440, sporty cars like the $49,500 Audi TT, and SUVs like the $49,990 Acura MDX and $49,565 Chevrolet Tahoe. Volkswagen recently increased the base Touareg’s price to $50,975; GM jacked up the base Yukon price up to $51,090. 
The new Cadillac CTS sedan’s base price is above $50,000, but not the base price for other cars in the CTS lineup. Yet. Total CTS sales in June: 85, up 19.7%.
Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 volume: up 92.7% to 343 in June; up 60.5% to 1965 YTD.

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