Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – September 2014 YTD


2014 BMW M3 sedan

BMW Canada’s September 2014 marked the best sales month for the 4-Series since the model range switched over from the 3-Series ledger to the 4er in October of last year. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD

Canada luxury car sales chart September 2014
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Combined sales of the 3er and 4er, which operated solely under the 3-Series banner at this time last year, rose 3.4% to 1415 units in September 2014, 77% of BMW car volume and 42% of total BMW volume last month.

Competitors are certainly coming at the 3-Series from all corners lately. Audi sold 393 copies of their entry-level A3 sedan in September. Though the A4 is the more direct 3-Series rival, the base price of the 2.0L turbocharged A3, $35,900, places the A3 2.0T in direct line with the basic 320i, a $39,990 car. 

Mercedes-Benz has also sold more than 300 CLA-Class sedans in each of the last six months, having averaged 179 CLA sales per month in the preceding seven months. And now, the new C-Class is arriving to take the three-pointed-star fight more directly to the 3-Series. Sales of the Lexus IS are up 85% in 2014. 

Although the IS’s total, 3094 units, pales in comparison with the 7462-unit total achieved by the 3-Series, it’s important to keep the size of the IS model range in mind. Lexus markets rear and all-wheel-drive IS sedans with just two engine options and no transmission options. (The ISC accounts for just 3.7% of the IS’s Canadian sales total this year.) BMW, on the other hand, sells the 3-Series as a sedan, wagon, and hatchback with rear and all-wheel-drive models with six different engines and a variety of transmissions. 

Would the IS sell like the 3-Series if Lexus expanded the number of available options? No, but the gap would undoubtedly close.

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 cars 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 • September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
219
169 29.6% 2220 2678 -17.1%
381
381
70 -100% 205 569 -64.0%
393
5 7760% 1604 352 356%
Audi A4  ^
432
491 -12.0% 4301 4507 -4.6%
155
147 5.4% 1805 1831 -1.4%
25 -100% 2 572 -99.7%
101
567
1014
1369 -25.9% 7462 9855 -24.3%
401
2499
23
139
264
268 -1.5% 2612 2163 20.8%
37
32 15.6% 356 436 -18.3%
239
357 -33.1% 2497 1861 34.2%
107
107 0.0% 828 804 3.0%
390
323 20.7% 3094 1670 85.3%
222
250 -11.2% 2121 2426 -12.6%
694
733 -5.3% 4958 7005 -29.2%
326
108 202% 2730 108 2428%
8 -100% 301 -100%
116
111 4.5% 1498 1024 46.3%
Total
5514
4573 20.6% 41,879 38,162 9.7%

Midsize Luxury Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
16
28 -42.9% 202 127 59.1%
39
296 -86.8% 1288 1763 -26.9%
136
111 22.5% 893 784 13.9%
57
74 -23.0% 757 528 43.4%
242
269 -10.0% 1714 1767 -3.0%
67
83 -19.3% 794 702 13.1%
47
54 -13.0% 513 558 -8.1%
4
8 -50.0% 56 62 -9.7%
113
49 131% 1186 784 51.0%
18
33 -45.5% 73 215 -66.0%
52
46 13.0% 434 435 -0.2%
Kia K900 
5
21
236
300 -21.3% 2038 2432 -16.2%
28
56 -50.0% 381 518 -26.4%
14
25 -44.0% 176 205 -14.1%
108
195 -44.6% 1167 1133 3.0%
386
317 21.8% 2909 2330 24.8%
3 -100% 112 -100%
1
8 -87.5% 48 41 17.1%
55
61 -9.8% 407 482 -15.6%
Total
1624
2016 -19.4% 15,057 14,978 0.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
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 why you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury SUVs and the Acura ILX with mainstream cars… 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.
^ Acura combines sales figures of the outgoing RL with the new RLX. Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales figures combine the E-Class with the CLS-Class. Audi Canada’s A4 sales figures include sales of the Allroad.
^ Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: down 29% to 276 in September; up 24.2% to 2853 YTD.
‡ The XTS, K900, and Equus aren’t listed here because they’re not massive – they are – but because their price points position them much more closely to, for example, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the S-Class. Genesis sales figures here do not include sales of the Genesis Coupe (as Hyundai’s U.S. Genesis sales figures do), making the comparison with premium brand vehicles much more valid.

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