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


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Among July 2015’s ten best-selling vehicles with base prices above $50,000, only one of Canada’s favourites is a passenger car.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2015 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Brand Rankings – July 2015 YTD

In fact, all of the five top contenders are utility vehicles, from the Lexus RX to the Porsche Macan. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart July 2015
In the top 15, only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series, Chevrolet Corvette, and Lexus RC break through the SUV/crossover juggernaut. Combined sales of the E-Class and 5-Series were down 27% last month.

Among all premium brand cars, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which leads on year-to-date terms, fell to the BMW 3-Series in the month of July, specifically. The Audi Q5 is Canada’s top-selling premium utility vehicle so far this year, but the Lexus RX led all luxury SUVs/CUVs in July.

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.

July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015July 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
July
2015
July
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
862 956 -9.8% 5340 5349 -0.2%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
761 384 98.2% 6269 3792 65.3%
#3
Lexus RX
660 649 1.7% 3831 4429 -13.5%
#4
Audi Q5
616 644 -4.3% 4441 4488 -1.0%
#5
Acura RDX
587 485 21.0% 4397 3936 11.7%
#6
Acura TLX
577 2931
#7
Acura MDX
491 499 -1.6% 3020 3431 -12.0%
#8
BMW 4-Series
453 383 18.3% 3147 1751 79.7%
#9
Lexus NX
438 2991
#10
BMW X5
435 406 7.1% 2975 3606 -17.5%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
430 297 44.8% 3141 3083 1.9%
#12
Cadillac SRX
429 382 12.3% 2799 2593 7.9%
#13
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
411 461 -10.8% 3233 3261 -0.9%
#14
Audi A4
388 476 -18.5% 3362 3498 -3.9%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
345 1868

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
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
660 649 1.7% 3831 4429 -13.5%
#2
BMW X5
435 406 7.15 2975 3606 -17.5%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
411 461 -10.8% 3233 3261 -0.9%
#4
Porsche Cayenne
277 198 39.9% 1425 1280 11.3%
#5
Porsche Macan
232 260 -10.8% 1599 1865 -14.3%
#6
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
220 342 -35.7% 1840 2174 -15.4%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
219 203 7.9% 1398 1441 -3.0%
#8
Chevrolet Tahoe
208 199 4.5% 1319 783 68.5%
#9
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
187 209 -10.5% 1451 1577 -8.0%
#10
Audi Q7
176 155 13.5% 1084 1164 -6.9%
#11
BMW 5-Series
159 178 -10.7% 1033 1224 -15.6%
#12
Chevrolet Corvette
159 133 19.5% 1304 889 46.7%
#13
Cadillac Escalade
121 110 10.0% 1217 300 306%

Cadillac Escalade °
88 85 3.5% 936 219 327%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
33 25 32.0% 281 75 275%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
6 -100%
#14
Volvo XC90
117 35 234% 251 213 17.8%
#15
Lexus RC
114 494

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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