Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – June 2015


2016 Acura RDX
Not only was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Canada’s top-selling premium brand automobile in June 2015, the BMW 3-Series – traditionally Canada’s favourite luxury vehicle – slid to third spot.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2015 YTD

Then again, BMW also sold 619 copies of the 4-Series, which is essentially a 3-Series offshoot. Together, the 3-Series and 4-Series were up 1% to a C-Class-besting 1462 units in June.
Stuck in between the C and 3 was the Acura RDX, Canada’s top-selling premium utility vehicle in June 2015. The RDX now trails the Audi Q5 by just 15 units heading into the second-half of the year. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart June 2015
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SUVs and crossovers grabbed nine of the top 15 positions, including six of the top ten. That includes two Lexus nameplates, the soon-to-be-replaced RX and the recently introduced NX. 

Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, the four top sellers in Canada in June 2015 were all utility vehicles. 12 of the top 15 best-selling $50K+ vehicles in Canada in June were SUVs or crossovers.

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.

June 2016 • July 2015 • May 2015June 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
June
2015
June
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
970 717 35.3% 5508 3408 61.6%
#2
Acura RDX
880 525 67.6% 3810 3451 10.4%
#3
BMW 3-Series
843 1056 -20.2% 4478 4393 1.9%
#4
Audi Q5
799 763 4.7% 3825 3844 -0.5%
#5
BMW 4-Series
619 395 56.7% 2694 1368 96.9%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
570 582 -2.1% 2711 2786 -2.7%
#7
Lexus RX
565 653 -13.5% 3171 3780 -16.1%
#8
Lexus NX
503 2553
#9
Audi A4 *
488 485 0.6% 2974 3022 -1.6%
#10
BMW X5
476 427 11.5% 2540 3200 -20.6%
#11
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
462 497 -7.0% 2822 2800 0.8%
#12
Audi A3
425 276 54.0% 2085 675 209%
#13
Cadillac SRX
408 354 15.3% 2370 2211 7.2%
#14
Acura MDX
404 482 -16.2% 2529 2932 -13.7%
#15
Acura TLX
352 2354

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
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
565 653 -13.5% 3171 3780 -16.1%
#2
BMW X5
476 427 11.5% 2540 3200 -20.6%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
462 497 -7.0% 2822 2800 0.8%
#4
Acura MDX
404 482 -16.2% 2529 2932 -13.7%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
352 324 8.6% 1620 1832 -11.6%
#6
Porsche Cayenne
281 192 46.4% 1148 1082 6.1%
#7
Chevrolet Corvette
251 159 57.9% 1145 756 51.5%
#8
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
250 226 10.6% 1179 1238 -4.8%
#9
Porsche Macan
239 168 42.3% 950 272 249%
#10
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
237 197 20.3% 1264 1368 -7.6%
#11
Audi Q7
235 167 40.7% 908 1009 -10.0%
#12
BMW 5-Series
197 300 -34.3% 874 1046 -16.4%
#13
Cadillac Escalade
194 36 439% 1096 190 477%

Cadillac Escalade °
132 21 529% 848 134 533%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
62 14 343% 248 50 396%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
1 -100% 6 -100%
#14
Chevrolet Tahoe
190 161 18.0% 1111 584 90.2%
#15
BMW X6
123 47 162% 598 279 114%

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.
° Escalade breakdown by variant
$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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