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


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As the number of entry luxury car nameplates increases, so too does the volume generated by the overall entry luxury car segment. November sales of cars like the BMW 3-Series, Audi A3, Lexus IS, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class jumped 20% in Canada. 

Lexus began selling the RC coupe last month as a partner to the IS and GS sedans. 41 of the 56 sold were RC350s, the other 15 were 467-horsepower, $80,800 F models.

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

No premium brand car sells as often as BMW’s 3-Series. 894 copies were sold in November, good enough to make the 3-Series family Canada’s 19th-best-selling car overall, just behind the Nissan Micra, Canada’s most affordable new car.

Canada luxury car sales chart November 2014
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Overall, BMW car sales declined in November as the 4-Series’ gains weren’t enough to make up for 3-Series losses and the 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, and Z4 all reported declines. 1556 BMW passenger cars were sold in Canada in November, a 2% loss. BMW car sales are up 1.4% this year. BMW’s SAVs are up 6.9% to 13,734 units, 45% of the brand’s total volume. Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 1717 cars in November, a 1.4% decline. 

Total Lincoln car sales were down 53%. Cadillac’s cars rose 3%. Acura cars, helped along by the new TLX, jumped 55%. Jaguar’s four car nameplates combined for a 3% improvement. Infiniti’s cars were down 5.5% to 273 units. Lexus car volume was up 0.3%, a gain of two units. Porsche car volume was up 17%. Volvo car sales slid 15%. Audi, with 1087 car sales, a 28% increase, was the only premium automarker to join BMW and Mercedes-Benz with more than 1000 car sales in November.

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 • November 2015 • December 2014 • October 2014November 2013

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
177
156 13.5% 2589 2990 -13.4%
464
1633
80 206 712 -71.1%
267
2211 354 525%
Audi A4  ^
557
431 29.2% 5366 5544 -3.2%
115
175 -34.3% 2047 2217 -7.7%
24 -100% 2 619 -100%
53
843
894
915 -2.3% 9302 11,849 -21.5%
307
243 26.3% 3134 434 622.1%
19
191
452
343 31.8% 3329 2871 16.0%
22
27 -18.5% 403 488 -17.4%
227
245 -7.3% 3048 2373 28.4%
61
55 10.9% 975 947 3.0%
257
301 -14.6% 3711 2323 59.8%
56
56
168
290 -42.1% 2514 3007 -16.4%
730
808 -9.7% 6368 8544 -25.5%
355
187 89.8% 3506 470 646%
2 -100% 309 -100%
125
139 -10.1% 1811 1293 40.1%
Total
5306
4421 20.0% 53,245 47,344 12.5%

Midsize Luxury Car
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
8
16 -50.0% 219 176 24.4%
30
187 -84.0% 1376 2181 -36.9%
71
106 -33.0% 1050 980 7.1%
40
80 -50.0% 853 673 26.7%
225
327 -31.5% 2153 2445 -11.9%
72
115 -37.4% 937 910 3.0%
80
134 -40.3% 638 748 -14.7%
2
8 -75.0% 65 76 -14.5%
130
110 15.4% 1434 995 44.1%
24
17 41.2% 121 245 -50.6%
44
61 -27.9% 524 552 -5.1%
Kia K900 
2
23
224
227 -1.3% 2551 2916 -12.5%
33
39 -15.4% 443 598 -25.9%
6
12 -50.0% 195 238 -18.1%
92
198 -53.5% 1351 1496 -9.7%
295
368 -19.8% 3533 3038 16.3%
115 -100%
4 -100% 52 50 4.0%
36
43 -16.3% 484 585 -17.3%
Total
1414
2052 -31.1% 18,002 19,017 -5.3%

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.
‡ 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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