Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - March 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class rear
11 of the 15 best-selling luxury nameplates in Canada (and 12 of the top 16) in March 2015 were utility vehicles. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD


Granted, the two top-selling premium brand vehicles in March were cars, in addition to the eighth-ranked Audi A4 and ninth-ranked Acura TLX, which happened to be Acura's top-selling model. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart March 2015
But the others were all SUVs/CUVs, from the top-selling Mercedes-Benz M-Class (which will soon become the GLE) to the 15th-ranked Cadillac SRX, not to leave out what we don't show here, the 16th-ranked Infiniti QX60.

Meanwhile, among vehicles with pricetags of at least $50,000, there were only two cars in the top 15: Mercedes-Benz's E-Class (CLS inclusive) and the 15th-ranked BMW 5-Series, both of which posted year-over-year declines.

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.

March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
March
2015
March
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
124870178.0%2556162956.9%
#2
BMW 3-Series
7236973.7%2000166420.2%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
5945871.2%131013070.2%
#4
Lexus RX
587727-19.3%13951613-13.5%
#5
Audi Q5
574742-22.6%13701664-17.7%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
565617-8.4%10651243-14.3%
#7
BMW X5
505654-22.8%10621597-33.5%
#8
Audi A4
498603-17.4%11031323-16.6%
#9
Acura TLX
494------1038------
#10
Acura RDX
492634-22.4%12611282-1.6%
#11
Lexus NX
444------1079------
#12
Acura MDX
421568-25.9%9981220-18.2%
#13
BMW X3
378403-6.2%9519411.1%
#14
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
35319482.0%69342662.7%
#15
Cadillac SRX
339371-8.6%694843-17.7%
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
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
5945871.2%131013070.2%
#2
Lexus RX
587727-19.3%13951613-13.5%
#3
BMW X5
505654-22.8%10621597-33.5%
#4
Acura MDX
421568-25.9%9981220-18.2%
#5
Chevrolet Tahoe
26676250%542161237%
#6
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
253427-40.7%623686-9.2%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
224236-5.1%5054981.4%
#8
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
223321-30.5%598753-20.6%
#9
Cadillac Escalade
18727593%45389409%

Cadillac Escalade °
14719674%36162482%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
407471%9222318%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
---1-100%---5-100%
#10
Porsche Cayenne
1761666.0%358453-21.0%
#11
Porsche Macan
143------251------
#12
GMC Yukon
14162127%372164127%
#13
Volkswagen Touareg
140168-16.7%51742920.5%
#14
Audi Q7
119192-38.0%275428-35.7%
#15
BMW 5-Series
110114-3.5%380412-7.8%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* 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 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 March: down 13% to 73.

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Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - March 2016
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