Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – November 2014


2016 Audi Q7
As usual, the BMW 3-Series was the best-selling premium brand automobile in Canada in November 2014. The Lexus RX led all premium brand SUVs and crossovers and outsold the Audi Q5 by a large enough extent that the RX now leads on year-to-date terms, as well. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – November 2014 YTD

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart November 2014
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Audi Q5 sales fell 25% to 515 units as Audi Canada generated a large percentage of their sales with the Q3. Combined, the Q5 and its new little sibling were up 28%. As of November, the RX was not yet challenged by its forthcoming little sibling, the NX.

RX volume jumped 8% in November 2014, an improvement of 51 units. Other utility vehicles with notable November increases included the Mercedes-Benz GLK (up 52%), Mercedes-Benz M-Class (up 21%), BMW X3 (up 30%), Land Rover Range Rover Sport (up 29%), and the Audi Q7 (up 67%). 

The Q7 has been around since 2006 in in first-gen form. Audi released images of the new Q7 last week, but it’s important to note that as Audi prepares that second-gen Q7, the current model is enjoying its best Canadian sales ever. With one month remaining, the Q7 has already broken its one-year-old Canadian sales record of 1781 units. Canadian Q7 volume has improved five consecutive years.

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.

November 2015 • December 2014 • October 2014November 2013

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
November
2014
November
2013
% Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
894 915 -2.3% 9302 11,849 -21.5%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
730 808 -9.7% 6368 8544 -25.5%
#3
Lexus RX
673 622 8.2% 7343 7217 1.7%
#4
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
628 413 52.1% 5115 5029 1.7%
#5
Acura RDX
573 522 9.8% 6006 5614 7.0%
#6
Audi A4
557 431 29.2% 5366 5544 -3.2%
#7
Acura MDX
556 506 9.9% 5614 5516 1.8%
#8
Audi Q5
515 687 -25.0% 7258 6923 4.8%
#9
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
491 407 20.6% 5157 4347 18.6%
#10
Acura TLX
464 1633
#11
BMW X3
461 355 29.9% 4893 5384 -9.1%
#12
Cadillac ATS
452 343 31.8% 3329 2871 16.0%
#13
BMW X5
413 912 -54.7% 5079 4180 21.5%
#14
Audi Q3
366 1321
#15
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
355 187 89.8% 3506 470 646%

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
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
673 622 8.2% 7343 7217 1.7%
#2
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
491 407 20.6% 5157 4347 18.6%
#3
BMW X5
413 912 -54.7% 5079 4180 21.5%
#4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
295 368 -19.8% 3533 3038 16.3%
#5
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
233 180 29.4% 2326 1560 49.1%
#6
BMW 5-Series
224 327 -31.5% 2153 2445 -11.9%
#7
Volkswagen Touareg
224 207 8.2% 2114 1930 9.5%
#8
GMC Yukon
181 113 60.2% 1842 1220 51.0%
#9
Audi Q7
172 103 67.0% 1835 1659 10.6%
#10
Porsche Cayenne
167 201 -16.9% 1773 1888 -6.1%
#11
Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class
145 42 245% 1007 380 165%
#12
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
138 164 -15.9% 2178 2228 -2.2%
#13
Porsche Macan
131 1071
#14
Chevrolet Tahoe
111 151 -26.5% 1618 1492 8.4%
#15
GMC Yukon XL
108 86 25.6% 1579 1065 48.3%

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? Vehicles like the $49,990 Acura MDX and $49,299 Ford Expedition.
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 November: 72. Lexus recently bumped the RX’s base price to $50,600.

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