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

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan
For the second consecutive month, BMW Canada's 3-Series ate into the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's year-to-date lead as Canada's best-selling luxury car in 2015.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD


The C-Class led the 3-Series by 1030 units at the halfway point of the year, but that lead now stands at a more manageable 810 units. Manageable for the 3-Series, that is. 

The 3-Series is consistently Canada's best-selling premium brand vehicle, but needs to outsell the C-Class by an average of 203 units per month over the course of the fall and early winter in order to maintain its best-selling status.

3-Series sales did, however, decline on a year-over-year basis in August. The 20% drop came as C-Class volume jumped 60%. August was the fourth consecutive month in which Canadian sales of the 3-Series declined, year-over-year. 

Among premium utility vehicles, the Audi Q5 led in August, as it leads on year-to-date terms. Q5 sales rose 10% last month; its year-to-date pace is marginally ahead of 2014's eight-month pace.

Among vehicles with base prices above CDN $50,000, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class – soon to be renamed GLE – led the way in August. SUVs/crossovers claimed the five top positions and 12 of the top 15 spots.

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.

August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
August
2015
August
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
8751099-20.4%62156448-3.6%
#2
Audi Q5
7596929.7%520051800.4%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
75647260.2%7025426464.8%
#4
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
69650936.7%392937704.2%
#5
Acura RDX
64244344.9%5039437915.1%
#6
Lexus RX
609684-11.0%44405113-13.2%
#7
Lexus NX
578------3569------
#8
Cadillac SRX
56034462.8%3359293714.4%
#9
Acura MDX
472542-12.9%34923973-12.1%
#10
Audi A4 *
46637125.6%38283869-1.1%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
44032137.1%358134045.2%
#12
Acura TLX
419------3350------
#13
Cadillac ATS
41824074.2%20892348-11.0%
#14
BMW X5
41528247.2%33903888-12.8%
#15
BMW 4-Series
3563472.6%3503209867.0%
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
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
69650936.7%392937704.2%
#2
Lexus RX
609684-11.0%44405113-13.2%
#3
Acura MDX
472542-12.9%34923973-12.1%
#4
BMW X5
41528247.2%33903888-12.8%
#5
Porsche Macan
24119921.1%1432662116%
#6
Mercedes-Benz
E-Class & CLS-Class ^
225349-35.5%20652523-18.2%
#7
Porsche Cayenne
21614845.9%1641142814.9%
#8
Chevrolet Tahoe
215314-31.5%1534109739.8%
#9
Audi Q7
20115232.2%12851316-2.4%
#10
Volvo XC90
19055246%44126864.6%
#11
BMW 5-Series
166248-33.1%11991472-18.5%
#12
Chevrolet Corvette
15575107%145996451.3%
#13
Land Rover
Range Rover Sport
153194-21.1%16041771-9.4%
T14
Cadillac Escalade
1499753.6%1366397244%

Cadillac Escalade °
1117450.0%1047293257%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
382365.2%31998226%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
------------6-100%
T14
Chevrolet Suburban
14910739.3%72060618.8%
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 below $50,000.

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