Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – July 2015 YTD


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Canadian sales of small luxury SUVs and crossovers jumped 43% to just under 4400 units in July 2015. The gains attributed to new contenders – Q3, GLA, Discovery Sport, and NX – were joined by increases from most established small luxury utilities. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Brand Rankings – July 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings – July 2015 YTD

Canadian sales of the Audi Q5, Canada’s best-selling premium brand SUV/crossover, slid 4% and BMW’s X3 plunged 51%. But the Acura RDX, BMW X4, Infiniti QX50, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Porsche Macan, and Volvo XC60 all posted meaningful improvements compared with July 2014.

For the RDX, it was the best July ever. July was the fifth consecutive month in which Toyota Canada topped the 400-unit mark with the Lexus NX. It was the second-best month yet for the Porsche Macan.

Canada luxury SUV sales chart July 2015
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Up a notch in size, Volvo’s XC90 is on its way back. The 234% year-over-year increase in July works out to only 83 extra sales, however, and with just 117 sales in total, the XC90 isn’t just well back of top sellers like the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class, it’s way below the average monthly pace Volvo Canada achieved in 2005. 

A decade ago, Volvo was selling 230 XC90s per month in Canada. As availability improves, we expect to see bigger XC90 numbers. If we don’t, there’ll be trouble.

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 SUVs and crossovers 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 • July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015July 2014

Compact
Luxury SUV
July
2015
July
2015
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
314
1948
205
162 26.5% 1724 1741 -1.0%
345 1868
Total
864
162 433% 5540 1741 218%

Small
Luxury SUV
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
587
485 21.0% 4397 3936 11.7%
616
644 -4.3% 4441 4488 -1.0%
265
539 -50.8% 2671 3115 -14.3%
82
41 100% 645 41 1473%
142
133 6.8% 1117 1083 3.1%
56
153
64 -100% 80 342 -76.6%
191
156 22.4% 1319 966 36.5%
438
2991
309
246 25.6% 1778 302 489%
430
297 44.8% 3141 3083 1.9%
241
191 26.2% 1191 463 157%
175
111 57.7% 1081 878 23.1%
Total
3532
2907 21.5% 25,005 18,697 33.7%

Midsize Luxury SUV
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
491
499 -1.6% 3020 3431 -12.0%
1
1 5 -80.0%
176
155 13.5% 1084 1164 -6.9%
435
406 7.1% 2975 3606 -17.5%
83
48 72.9% 681 327 108%
429
382 12.3% 2799 2593 7.9%
299
279 7.2% 2110 1975 6.8%
41
50 -18.0% 322 251 28.3%
75
25 200% 386 234 65.0%
187
209 -10.5% 1451 1577 -8.0%
48
47 2.1% 397 340 16.8%
660
649 1.7% 3831 4429 -13.5%
29
33 -12.1% 142 183 -22.4%
191
272 -29.8% 995 1649 -39.7%
411
461 -10.8% 3233 3261 -0.9%
277
198 39.9% 1425 1280 11.3%
139
207 -32.9% 1207 1205 0.2%
34
34 0.0% 284 316 -10.1%
117
35 234% 251 213 17.8%
Total
4123
3989 3.4% 26,594 28,039 -5.2%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
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 you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury cars as well as with SUVs and crossovers and the Touareg with luxury SUVs and mainstream SUVs… 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.

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