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

2014 Audi A4 sedan silver
Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi owned more than half the Canadian premium auto brand market in May 2015. The top-selling luxury vehicle in Canada is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which outsold the BMW 3-Series by 163 units in May and 903 sales through the first five months of 2015.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - May 2015 YTD


Audi's Q5 and A4 were the fourth and fifth-best-selling premium brand vehicles in Canada last month. Even the aging A4, set to be replaced in the coming months, was up 15% to 650 Canadian sales in May, even as Audi's real entry-level car, the A3, posted its own 91% gain and - theoretically - stole A4 limelight.

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart May 2015
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Among the $50,000+ vehicles that sold most often in Canada last month, seven of the top 15. 

Other Germans, the two Audi cousins from Porsche, grabbed two of the top 11 positions.

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.

May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
May
2015
May
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1014491107%4538269168.6%
#2
BMW 3-Series
851954-10.8%363533378.9%
#3
Acura RDX
82872015.0%293029260.1%
#4
Audi Q5
7527322.7%30263081-1.8%
#5
Audi A4
65056614.8%24862537-2.0%
#6
BMW 4-Series
636306109%2075973113%
#7
Lexus RX
610803-24.0%26063127-16.7%
#8
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
5645551.6%21412204-2.9%
#9
Acura MDX
547674-18.8%21252450-13.3%
#10
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
5445096.9%236023032.5%
#11
BMW X5
5274956.5%20642773-25.6%
#12
Cadillac SRX
5245151.7%196218575.7%
#13
BMW X3
478525-9.0%211519409.0%
#14
Acura TLX
452------2002------
#15
Audi A3
43222691.2%1660399316%
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
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
610803-24.0%26063127-16.7%
#2
Acura MDX
547674-18.8%21252450-13.3%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
5445096.9%236023032.5%
#4
BMW X5
5274956.5%20642773-25.6%
#5
Chevrolet Corvette
450146208%89459749.7%
#6
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
360379-5.0%12681508-15.9%
#7
Porsche Cayenne
27221526.5%867890-2.6%
#8
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2222048.8%10271171-12.3%
#9
Cadillac Escalade
20132528%902154486%

Cadillac Escalade °
15926512%716113534%

Cadillac Escalade °
426600%18636417%

Cadillac Escalade °
------------5-100%
#10
Chevrolet Tahoe
19916818.5%921423118%
#11
Porsche Macan
19510487.5%711104584%
#12
Audi Q7
1931892.1%673842-20.1%
#13
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
185211-12.3%9291012-8.2%
#14
BMW 5-Series
1711672.4%677746-9.2%
#15
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
14370104%438480-8.8%
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. 

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