Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - July 2014

2014 Cadillac ATS
Although sales of BMW's core model were down 31% in Canada in July 2014, and though sales of that 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot were jointly down 4%, the 3-Series still came out on top of the premium brand leaderboard. 


Meanwhile, the 4-Series ranked 11th, just behind the transitioning Mercedes-Benz C-Class range, just ahead of the top-selling Cadillac, the SRX.

Compared with last month's edition of this list, the Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLK fell off; the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (sales of which annoyingly include the CLS-Class in Canada) and Cadillac ATS were added. The Audi Q5 slid back to third spot from number two, but it still leads all premium brand utility vehicles. The race between the Lexus RX and the Q5 looks like it will go down to the wire. 

Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, 12 of the top 15 - including the top two, eight of the top nine, and ten of the top twelve - were SUVs or crossovers of some kind, including a trio of high-priced volume brand SUVs from General Motors and their truly premium partner, the Cadillac Escalade.


• All Makes & Models Ranked By July 2014 YTD Canadian Sales


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.


July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014July 2013
Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
July
2014
July
2013
% Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
9561391-31.3%53497372-27.4%
#2
Lexus RX
649662-2.0%442943651.5%
#3
Audi Q5
64458510.1%448841468.2%
#4
BMW X3
53932466.4%31153928-20.7%
#5
Acura MDX
499600-16.8%34313526-2.7%
#6
Acura RDX
4854781.5%3936351911.8%
#7
Audi A4 °
4764564.4%34983506-0.2%
#8
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
46137124.3%3261245632.8%
#9
BMW X5
40632923.4%36061803100%
#10
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
384942-59.2%37925552-31.7%
#11
BMW 4-Series
383------1751------
#12
Cadillac SRX
3823635.2%2593192434.8%
#13
Cadillac ATS
34921661.6%2108164328.3%
#14
Mercedes-Benz
E-Class & CLS-Class ^
34228121.7%2174174424.7%
#15
Lexus IS
3393157.6%2340953146%
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. Maserati only reports 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
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
46137124.3%3261245632.8%
#2
BMW X5
40632923.4%36061803100%
#3
Mercedes-Benz
E-Class & CLS-Class ^
34228121.7%2174174424.7%
#4
GMC Yukon
22912090.8%82775210.0%
#5
Land Rover
Range Rover Sport
20997115%157788777.8%
#6
Volkswagen Touareg
20714443.8%120511931.0%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
20311872.0%144113804.4%
#8
Porsche Cayenne
19816718.6%1280109516.9%
#9
Porsche Macan
191------463------
#10
BMW 5-Series
178185-3.8%12241295-5.5%
#11
Audi Q7
155179-13.4%1164103912.0%
#12
GMC Yukon XL
14730390%93051182.0%
#13
Chevrolet Corvette
133121008%889123623%
#14
Cadillac Escalade
11052112%300479-37.4%
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Cadillac Escalade *
8532166%219252-13.1%
---
Cadillac Escalade ESV *
253733%7581-7.4%
---
Cadillac Escalade EXT *
---17-100%614695.9%
#15
Chevrolet Suburban
958610.5%499670-25.5%
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.
* Escalade breakdown by variant
$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 July: 80.
Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 volume: 273 in July; 2238 YTD.

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Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - July 2015
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