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

2015 Lincoln MKC
Despite decreased year-over-year volume, the BMW 3-Series was once again Canada's best-selling premium brand vehicle in August 2014. Combined sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series, the latter of which was a 3-Series one year ago, were up 30% in August.


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


Canada luxury auto brand market share chart August 2014
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The 4-Series isn't the only new nameplate on the list of Canada's 15 best-selling premium brand autos. 

For the first time, the Lincoln MKC cracked the top 15. Lincoln sold 246 MKCs in July, the vehicle's third month (and second full month) on the market. 

Among vehicles priced above $50,000, the ninth-ranked auto is also a new nameplate. 

With 199 Canadian sales in August, the Macan was Porsche's best-selling vehicle line. The Macan also ranked ninth one month ago, but during July it was actually outsold by its bigger brother, the Cayenne.

Incidentally, Porsche sold 199 Cayennes during the month of August 2013. Cayenne volume slid by 51 units one year later, but it seems likely that Porsche is more than willing to lose a measure of Cayenne volume if they're also selling nearly 200 Macans per month. Total Canadian Porsche sales have now increased in 32 consecutive months. Porsche Canada is averaging 426 sales per month in 2014, up from 140/month in 2008. 

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.

August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
August
2014
August
2013
% Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
10991114-1.3%64488486-24.0%
#2
Audi Q5
6926811.6%518048277.3%
#3
Lexus RX
684705-3.0%511350700.8%
#4
Acura MDX
5425272.8%39734053-2.0%
#5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
50942420.0%3770288030.9%
#6
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
472720-34.4%42646272-32.0%
#7
Acura RDX
443534-17.0%437940538.0%
#8
BMW X3
40735215.6%35224280-17.7%
#9
Audi A4 *
371510-27.3%38694016-3.7%
#10
Lexus IS
364394-7.6%27041347101%
#11
Lincoln MKC
358------660------
#12
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
34926929.7%2523201325.3%
#13
BMW 4-Series
347------2098------
#14
Cadillac SRX
344386-10.9%2937231027.1%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
321383-16.2%34044067-16.3%
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. 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
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
50942420.0%3770288030.9%
#2
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
34926929.7%2523201325.3%
#3
BMW X5
282284-0.7%3888208786.3%
#4
GMC Yukon
27925011.6%1106100210.4%
#5
BMW 5-Series
24820322.2%14721498-1.7%
#6
GMC Yukon XL
24613089.2%117664183.5%
#7
Volkswagen Touareg
22920312.8%143413962.7%
#8
Porsche Macan
199------662------
#9
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
19410683.0%177199378.3%
#10
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
172234-26.5%16131614-0.1%
#11
Audi Q7
1521436.3%1316118211.3%
#12
Porsche Cayenne
148199-25.6%1428129410.4%
#13
Chevrolet Suburban
1079710.3%606767-21.0%
#14
Audi A6
1038127.2%75767312.5%
#15
Audi A7
10251100%70045454.2%
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 August: 87, down 13%.
Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 volume: down 30.1% to 339 in August; up 35.1% to 2577 YTD.

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