Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – January 2015


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Canada’s top-selling premium brand vehicle in January 2015, the first time the C-Class led the luxury field since January of last year.

• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart January 2015
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The more interesting fact regarding the most popular premium brand vehicles in Canada last month relates to the limited number of cars on the top 15 list. 

There are only four, as the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, 12th, 13th, and 14th-best-selling premium brand vehicles in Canada in January 2015 were all utility vehicles. 

One such utility vehicle was the new small crossover from Lexus, the NX. 380 copies of the NX200t and NX300h were sold in Canada last month. Combined, the NX and better-selling RX accounted for 64% of Toyota Canada’s Lexus volume last month. 

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.

January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
January
2015
January
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
566 556 1.8% 566 556 1.8%
#2
BMW 3-Series
512 374 36.9% 512 374 36.9%
#3
Lexus RX
429 437 -1.8% 429 437 -1.8%
#4
Audi Q5
396 438 -9.6% 396 438 -9.6%
#5
Lexus NX
380 380
#6
Acura RDX
363 322 12.7% 363 322 12.7%
#7
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
338 283 19.4% 338 283 19.4%
#8
Acura MDX
337 355 -5.1% 337 355 -5.1%
#9
BMW X3
296 221 33.9% 296 221 33.9%
#10
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
280 287 -2.4% 280 287 -2.4%
#11
Audi A4
275 301 -8.6% 275 301 -8.6%
#12
BMW X5
259 441 -41.3% 259 441 -41.3%
#13
Audi Q3
256 256
#14
Infiniti QX60
236 296 -20.3% 236 296 -20.3%
#15
Acura TLX
235 235

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
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
429 437 -1.8% 429 437 -1.8%
#2
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
338 283 19.4% 338 283 19.4%
#3
Acura MDX
337 355 -5.1% 337 355 -5.1%
#4
BMW X5
259 441 -41.3% 259 441 -41.3%
#5
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
213 215 -0.9% 213 215 -0.9%
#6
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
161 198 -18.7% 161 198 -18.7%
#7
Cadillac Escalade
153 32 378% 153 32 378%

Cadillac Escalade °
123 22 459% 123 22 459%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
30 7 329% 30 7 329%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
3 -100% 3 -100%
#8
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
142 102 39.2% 142 102 39.2%
#9
GMC Yukon
116 67 73.1% 116 67 73.1%
#10
BMW 5-Series
110 187 -41.2% 110 187 -41.2%
#11
Chevrolet Tahoe
104 62 67.7% 104 62 67.7%
#12
Porsche Cayenne
100 129 -22.5% 100 129 -22.5%
#13
GMC Yukon XL
94 45 109% 94 45 109%
#14
BMW X6
93 39 138% 93 39 138%
#15
Audi Q7
85 26 227% 85 26 227%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* A4 sales include sales of the unreported Allroad.
° Escalade breakdown by variant
^ 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 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 January: 45.

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