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
968 571 69.5% 3524 2200 60.2%
#2
Audi Q5
904 685 32.0% 2274 2349 -3.2%
#3
Acura RDX
841 901 -6.7% 2102 2206 -4.7%
#4
BMW 3-Series
784 719 9.0% 2784 2383 16.8%
#5
Cadillac SRX
744 499 49.1% 1438 1342 7.2%
#6
Audi A4 *
733 648 13.1% 1836 1971 -6.8%
#7
BMW X3
686 474 44.7% 1637 1415 15.7%
#8
Lexus RX
601 711 -15.5% 1996 2324 -14.1%
#9
Acura MDX
580 547 6.0% 1578 1776 -11.1%
#10
Lexus NX
549 1628
#11
Audi A3
548 173 217% 1228 173 610%
T12
BMW 4-Series
512 279 83.5% 1437 667 115%
T12
Acura TLX
512 1550
T12
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
512 406 26.1% 1577 1649 -4.4%
#15
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
507 487 4.1% 1816 1794 1.2%

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
601 711 -15.5% 1996 2324 -14.1%
#2
Acura MDX
580 547 6.0% 1578 1776 -11.1%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
507 487 4.1% 1816 1794 1.2%
#4
BMW X5
475 681 -30.2% 1537 2278 -32.5%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
345 323 6.8% 908 1129 -19.6%
#6
Chevrolet Corvette
307 158 94.3% 444 451 -1.6%
#7
Porsche Macan
265 516
#8
Cadillac Escalade
248 33 652% 701 122 475%
Cadillac Escalade *
196 25 684% 557 87 540%

Cadillac Escalade ESV *
52 8 550% 144 30 380%

Cadillac Escalade EXT *
5 -100%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
239 303 -21.1% 744 801 -7.1%
#10
Porsche Cayenne
237 222 6.8% 595 675 -11.9%
#11
GMC Yukon
217 99 119% 589 263 124%
#12
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
207 214 -3.3% 805 967 -16.8%
#13
Audi Q7
205 225 -8.9% 480 653 -26.5%
#14
Chevrolet Tahoe
180 94 91.5% 722 255 183%
#15
GMC Yukon XL
166 94 76.6% 434 172 152%

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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