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

2015 Cadillac SRx
For the third time in four months, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the best-selling luxury vehicle in Canada in April 2015. 

The C-Class's 70% year-over-year improvement propelled the C - once the entry-level Benz but now with three models beneath it in the pecking order - to 968 April sales, 64 more than Audi's Q5 managed.

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart APril 2015
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The Q5, incidentally, led all premium brand SUVs and crossovers last month thanks to a 32% year-over-year increase. The Q5's job isn't as easy as it was at this time a year ago, since Audi's also selling the more affordable Q3 alongside. 325 copies of the Q3 were sold last month.

Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, 13 of the top 15 best sellers in April were high-riding SUVs or crossovers, from the soon-to-be-replaced Lexus RX to the jumbo-sized GMC Yukon XL. Only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Chevrolet Corvette stopped the utility vehicle class from owning the leaderboard. 

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.

April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015April 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
April
2015
April
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
96857169.5%3524220060.2%
#2
Audi Q5
90468532.0%22742349-3.2%
#3
Acura RDX
841901-6.7%21022206-4.7%
#4
BMW 3-Series
7847199.0%2784238316.8%
#5
Cadillac SRX
74449949.1%143813427.2%
#6
Audi A4 *
73364813.1%18361971-6.8%
#7
BMW X3
68647444.7%1637141515.7%
#8
Lexus RX
601711-15.5%19962324-14.1%
#9
Acura MDX
5805476.0%15781776-11.1%
#10
Lexus NX
549------1628------
#11
Audi A3
548173217%1228173610%
T12
BMW 4-Series
51227983.5%1437667115%
T12
Acura TLX
512------1550------
T12
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
51240626.1%15771649-4.4%
#15
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
5074874.1%181617941.2%
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
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
601711-15.5%19962324-14.1%
#2
Acura MDX
5805476.0%15781776-11.1%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
5074874.1%181617941.2%
#4
BMW X5
475681-30.2%15372278-32.5%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
3453236.8%9081129-19.6%
#6
Chevrolet Corvette
30715894.3%444451-1.6%
#7
Porsche Macan
265------516------
#8
Cadillac Escalade
24833652%701122475%

Cadillac Escalade *
19625684%55787540%

Cadillac Escalade ESV *
528550%14430380%

Cadillac Escalade EXT *
------------5-100%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
239303-21.1%744801-7.1%
#10
Porsche Cayenne
2372226.8%595675-11.9%
#11
GMC Yukon
21799119%589263124%
#12
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
207214-3.3%805967-16.8%
#13
Audi Q7
205225-8.9%480653-26.5%
#14
Chevrolet Tahoe
1809491.5%722255183%
#15
GMC Yukon XL
1669476.6%434172152%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* 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 April:

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