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


2012 BMW 3-Series
Canada’s favourite premium brand car in December 2014, as it’s been in each of the last seven months, was the BMW 3-Series. 

All Vehicles Ranked By December & 2014 Year End Canadian Sales

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart december 2014
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Its partner, the 4-Series, ranked 15th last month. 

BMW also grabbed the tenth spot with the X5. There were three Acuras in the top seven, four Benzes in the top 14, two Audis in the top nine, and single entries from Lexus, Cadillac, and Infiniti.

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.

December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
December
2014
December
2013
% Change
2014 2013 % Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
784 658 19.1% 10,086 12,507 -19.4%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
686 812 -15.5% 7054 9356 -24.6%
#3
Acura MDX
658 598 10.0% 6272 6114 2.6%
#4
Audi Q5
604 624 -3.2% 7862 7547 4.2%
#5
Lexus RX
570 572 -0.3% 7913 7789 1.6%
#6
Acura RDX
551 498 10.6% 6557 6112 7.3%
#7
Acura TLX
488 2121
#8
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
484 416 16.3% 5599 5445 2.8%
#9
Audi A4
484 412 17.5% 5850 5956 -1.8%
#10
BMW X5
391 524 -25.4% 5470 4704 16.3%
#11
Cadillac ATS
385 385 0.0% 3714 3256 14.1%
#12
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
375 457 -17.9% 5532 4804 15.2%
#13
Infiniti QX60/JX
359 242 48.3% 3613 3191 13.2%
#14
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
345 138 150% 3851 608 533%
#15
BMW 4-Series
335 112 199% 3469 546 535%

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
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014 2013 %
Change
#1
Acura MDX
658 598 10.0% 6272 6114 2.6%
#2
Lexus RX
570 572 -0.3% 7913 7789 1.6%
#3
BMW X5
391 524 -25.4% 5470 4704 16.3%
#4
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
375 457 -17.9% 5532 4804 15.2%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
256 321 -20.2% 3789 3359 12.8%
#6
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
254 246 3.3% 2580 1806 42.9%
#7
Volkswagen Touareg
218 157 38.9% 2332 2087 11.7%
#8
BMW 5-Series
184 272 -32.4% 2337 2717 -14.0%
#9
GMC Yukon XL
181 106 70.8% 1760 1171 50.3%
#10
GMC Yukon
163 113 44.2% 2005 1333 50.4%
T11
Chevrolet Tahoe
161 140 15.0% 1779 1632 9.0%
T11
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
161 180 -10.6% 2339 2408 -2.9%
#13
Porsche Macan
152 1223
#14
BMW X6
149 22 577% 897 749 19.8%
#15
Porsche Cayenne
131 162 -19.1% 1904 2050 -7.1%

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 $50K barrier? SUVs like the $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 December: 139.

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