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


Audi Q3 orange

Canadians registered their first 282 Audi Q3s in August 2014. 

BMW’s X1 has been here for more than three years. 12,556 have been sold.

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

Canada luxury SUV sales chart August 2014
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Mercedes-Benz’s GLA is set to arrive shortly. Buick has been selling Encores for nearly two years, but to what extent does a Q3 customer wants an underpowered ugly duckling from a Detroit automaker? The Encore isn’t unpopular: 629 were sold in August along with 990 copies of the Chevrolet Trax.

These vehicles will be displayed in their own separate table once there’s a large enough number of vehicles to support their own list. Far more popular than the X1 is Audi’s Q5, the best-selling luxury brand utility vehicle in Canada. BMW is selling 1.9 X3s per X1 even in this year of greater X3 decline. 

No matter which way you look at it, Canadian interest in these vehicles is surging. No premium brand SUV or crossover puts up the kinds of numbers achieved by category leaders like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4. But it’s not difficult to spot a marketplace shift when many of the automakers selling these vehicles didn’t offer a single utility vehicle nameplate less than two decades ago. No Acuras, Audis, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Porsches, or Volvos. 

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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Small
Luxury SUV
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
443
534 -17.0% 4379 4053 8.0%
282
282
692
681 1.6% 5180 4827 7.3%
149
94 58.5% 1890 2027 -6.8%
407
352 15.6% 3522 4280 -17.7%
69
110
163
98 66.3% 1246 1008 23.6%
55
39 41.0% 397 342 16.1%
160
174 -8.0% 1126 1128 -0.2%
358
660
321
383 -16.2% 3404 4067 -16.3%
199
662
122
164 -25.6% 1000 1196 -16.4%
Total
3420
2519 35.8% 23,858 22,928 4.1%

Midsize Luxury SUV
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
542
527 2.8% 3973 4053 -2.0%
3 -100% 5 34 -85.3%
152
143 6.3% 1316 1182 11.3%
282
284 -0.7% 3888 2087 86.3%
54
71 -23.9% 381 515 -26.0%
344
386 -10.9% 2937 2310 27.1%
280
196 42.9% 2255 2164 4.2%
52
43 20.9% 303 450 -32.7%
36
43 -16.3% 270 287 -5.9%
194
106 83.0% 1771 993 78.3%
25
18 38.9% 365 196 86.2%
684
705 -3.0% 5113 5070 0.8%
15
33 -54.5% 198 256 -22.7%
261
225 16.0% 1910 2110 -9.5%
509
424 20.0% 3770 2880 30.9%
148
199 -25.6% 1428 1294 10.4%
229
203 12.8% 1434 1396 2.7%
35
63 -44.4% 352 421 -16.4%
55
32 71.9% 268 402 -33.3%
Total
3897
3704 5.2% 31,937 28,100 13.6%

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. 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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