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

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA red
BMW's top-selling 3-Series topped the premium brand leaderboard in September 2014, joined by the twelfth-ranked BMW 4-Series, as well. The 4-Series is a 3-Series offshoot. Indeed, sales of the 3-Series in September 2013 included cars that now operate under the 4-Series banner. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


Canada luxury auto brand market share chart September 2014
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Together, their September volume was up 3.4%, accounting for 42% of BMW's Canadian volume last month.

The Audi Q5 is Canada's top-selling premium brand utility vehicle, now 186 units ahead of the second-ranked Lexus RX through nine months. The Q5 has been joined of late by a smaller Q3 in Audi Canada's lineup. Together with the larger Q7, they generated 51% of Audi's Canadian volume last month. 

Mercedes-Benz is Canada's best-selling premium brand this year, just 50 sales ahead of BMW. Mercedes-Benz Canada sold their first 184 GLAs in September. The GLA is a sister crossover/hatchback to the CLA. 71% of Mercedes-Benz's passenger car volume was generated in September by the entry-level cars: B, C, and CLA. Together with the GLA, they accounted for 44% of Mercedes-Benz volume in this country in September.

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.

September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
September
2014
September
2013
% Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
10141369-25.9%74629855-24.3%
#2
Audi Q5
79166518.9%597154928.7%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
694733-5.3%49587005-29.2%
#4
Lexus RX
672760-11.6%57855830-0.8%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
64954918.2%40534616-12.2%
#6
Acura MDX
52346811.8%44964521-0.6%
#7
Acura RDX
4854830.4%486445367.2%
#8
BMW X5
461478-3.6%4349256569.6%
#9
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
436522-16.5%4206340223.6%
#10
BMW X3
43438512.7%39564665-15.2%
#11
Audi A4 *
432491-12.0%43014507-4.6%
#12
BMW 4-Series
401------2499------
#13
Audi A3
39357760%1604352356%
#14
Lexus IS
39032320.7%3094167085.3%
#15
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
38631721.8%2909233024.8%
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
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
BMW X5
461478-3.6%4349256569.6%
#2
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
436522-16.5%4206340223.6%
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
38631721.8%2909233024.8%
#4
GMC Yukon
33450568%1440105236.9%
#5
BMW X6
311128143%6926437.6%
#6
Chevrolet Tahoe
261119119%135812429.3%
#7
BMW 5-Series
242269-10.0%17141767-3.0%
#8
Volkswagen Touareg
24015455.8%167415508.0%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
199250-20.4%18121864-2.8%
#10
GMC Yukon XL
1721691.8%134881066.4%
#11
Cadillac Escalade
15369122%550614-10.4%

Cadillac Escalade °
12044173%41333224.4%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
3314136%13110426.0%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
---11-100%6178-96.6%
#12
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
141218-35.3%1912121157.9%
#13
Audi Q7
141195-27.7%145713775.8%
T14
Audi A6
13611122.5%89378413.9%
T14
Porsche Macan
136-----798------
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. 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 September:
Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 volume: 276 in September; 2853 YTD.

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