Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – May 2015 YTD


2014 Audi A4

In May 2015, for the first time since June 2013, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold more than 1000 copies of its C-Class.

GCBC called the C400 4Matic, “an honest-to-goodness, legitimate luxury car.” Many Canadian car buyers seem to disagree, as the C-Class is currently outselling all other premium brand vehicles, not just in May but over the course of the first five months of 2015. 

Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – May 2015 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – May 2015 YTD

This latest C-Class boosted Mercedes-Benz to the brand’s best ever Canadian month of sales in May.

Canada luxury car sales chart May 2015
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It’s not as though BMW’s struggling. Combined, the 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot easily outsell the C-Class. Respectively, their sales are up 9% and 113%, year-over-year. Like Mercedes-Benz, May 2015 was the best month ever for the BMW brand in Canada. 

Audi? Yeah, there too, the aging, about-to-be-replaced A4 was up 15% in May. But May wasn’t the best ever month for Audi Canada. May was the second-best month ever for Audi, second only to the preceding month of April.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
257
366 -29.8% 940 1149 -18.2%
452
2002
21 -100% 203 -100%
432
226 91.2% 1660 399 316%
Audi A4  ^
650
566 14.8% 2486 2537 -2.0%
227
247 -8.1% 741 1019 -27.3%
3 2 50.0%
239
83 188% 600 198 203%
851
954 -10.8% 3635 3337 8.9%
638
306 109% 2075 973 113%
59
22 168% 206 22 836%
319
409 -22.0% 1195 1426 -16.2%
276
321 -14.0% 1244 1452 -14.3%
63
26 142% 184 170 8.2%
101
129 -21.7% 360 453 -20.5%
400
435 -8.0% 1421 1647 -13.7%
85
324
250
222 12.6% 913 1114 -18.0%
1014
491 107% 4538 2691 68.6%
404
399 1.3% 1581 1415 11.7%
84
155 -45.8% 324 512 -36.7%
146
129 13.2% 485 373 30.0%
Total
6947
5507 26.1% 26,917 21,092 27.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
12
26 -53.8% 88 155 -43.2%
198 -100% 818 -100%
93
124 -25.0% 363 448 -19.0%
125
109 14.7% 277 442 -37.3%
171
167 2.4% 677 746 -9.2%
76
171 -55.6% 319 475 -32.8%
85
81 4.9% 275 284 -3.2%
2
7 -71.4% 16 28 -42.9%
129
136 -5.1% 681 458 48.7%
24
6 300% 97 36 169%
41
45 -8.9% 249 271 -8.1%
Kia K900 
4
1 300% 15 7 114%
261
259 0.8% 936 1009 -7.2%
43
70 -38.6% 172 214 -19.6%
29
27 7.4% 94 127 -26.0%
101
186 -45.7% 469 766 -38.8%
360
379 -5.0% 1268 1508 -15.9%
1
12
17 -29.4% 49 30 63.3%
54
33 63.6% 198 207 -4.3%
Total
1622
2042 -20.6% 6244 8029 -22.2%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better. This explains why you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury SUVs and the Acura ILX with mainstream cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.
^ Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales figures combine the E-Class with the CLS-Class. Audi Canada’s A4 sales figures include sales of the Allroad.
‡ The XTS, K900, and Equus aren’t listed here because they’re not massive – they are – but because their price points position them much more closely to, for example, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the S-Class. Genesis sales figures here do not include sales of the Genesis Coupe (as Hyundai’s U.S. Genesis sales figures do), making the comparison with premium brand vehicles much more valid.

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