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
1099 1114 -1.3% 6448 8486 -24.0%
#2
Audi Q5
692 681 1.6% 5180 4827 7.3%
#3
Lexus RX
684 705 -3.0% 5113 5070 0.8%
#4
Acura MDX
542 527 2.8% 3973 4053 -2.0%
#5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
509 424 20.0% 3770 2880 30.9%
#6
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
472 720 -34.4% 4264 6272 -32.0%
#7
Acura RDX
443 534 -17.0% 4379 4053 8.0%
#8
BMW X3
407 352 15.6% 3522 4280 -17.7%
#9
Audi A4 *
371 510 -27.3% 3869 4016 -3.7%
#10
Lexus IS
364 394 -7.6% 2704 1347 101%
#11
Lincoln MKC
358 660
#12
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
349 269 29.7% 2523 2013 25.3%
#13
BMW 4-Series
347 2098
#14
Cadillac SRX
344 386 -10.9% 2937 2310 27.1%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
321 383 -16.2% 3404 4067 -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
509 424 20.0% 3770 2880 30.9%
#2
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
349 269 29.7% 2523 2013 25.3%
#3
BMW X5
282 284 -0.7% 3888 2087 86.3%
#4
GMC Yukon
279 250 11.6% 1106 1002 10.4%
#5
BMW 5-Series
248 203 22.2% 1472 1498 -1.7%
#6
GMC Yukon XL
246 130 89.2% 1176 641 83.5%
#7
Volkswagen Touareg
229 203 12.8% 1434 1396 2.7%
#8
Porsche Macan
199 662
#9
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
194 106 83.0% 1771 993 78.3%
#10
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
172 234 -26.5% 1613 1614 -0.1%
#11
Audi Q7
152 143 6.3% 1316 1182 11.3%
#12
Porsche Cayenne
148 199 -25.6% 1428 1294 10.4%
#13
Chevrolet Suburban
107 97 10.3% 606 767 -21.0%
#14
Audi A6
103 81 27.2% 757 673 12.5%
#15
Audi A7
102 51 100% 700 454 54.2%

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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