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


2016 Lincoln MKX
Five of the seven best-selling premium brand vehicles in Canada in September 2015 were utility vehicles. 
While the top seller continues to be a car – in September it was the BMW 3-Series; year-to-date it’s the Mercedes-Benz C-Class – the emphasis luxury auto brands are placing on SUVs and crossovers is increasingly evident.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD

BMW X5 volume increased by 358 units, year-over-year, in September 2015 as BMW Canada lost 138 3-Series sales, 27 4-Series sales, and 67 5-Series sales. 


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Canada luxury auto brand market share chart September 2015
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Among truly costly vehicles, automobiles with base prices above $50,000, nearly all of the most popular products in September were SUVs/CUVs. 

Only one of the top 15 $50K+ vehicles in September 2015 was a car: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and its CLS-Class offshoot. And sales of that duo slid 29% in September and are down 20% so far this year.

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.

September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
September
2015
September
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
876 1014 -13.6% 7091 7462 -5.0%
#2
BMW X5
829 461 79.8% 4219 4349 -3.0%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
816 694 17.6% 7841 4958 58.1%
#4
Lexus NX
815 4384
#5
Audi Q5
730 791 -7.7% 5930 5971 -0.7%
#6
Acura MDX
692 523 32.3% 4184 4496 -6.9%
#7
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
689 436 58.0% 4618 4206 9.8%
#8
Acura TLX
647 381 69.8% 3997 1669 139%
#9
Acura RDX
637 485 31.3% 5676 4864 16.7%
#10
Lexus RX
587 672 -12.6% 5027 5785 -13.1%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
529 649 -18.5% 4110 4053 1.4%
#12
Lincoln MKX
502 25 145% 1821 2115 -13.9%
#13
Cadillac SRX
495 337 46.9% 3854 3274 17.7%
#14
Audi A4 *
392 432 -9.3% 4220 4301 -1.9%
#15
BMW 4-Series
374 401 -6.7% 3877 2499 55.1%

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
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
BMW X5
829 461 79.8% 4219 4349 -3.0%
#2
Acura MDX
692 523 32.3% 4184 4496 -6.9%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
689 436 58.0% 4618 4206 9.8%
#4
Lexus RX
587 672 -12.6% 5027 5785 -13.1%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
273 386 -29.3% 2338 2909 -19.6%
#6
Chevrolet Tahoe
232 261 -11.1% 1766 1358 30.0%
#7
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
227 141 61.0% 1831 1912 -4.2%
#8
Porsche Cayenne
222 117 89.7% 1863 1545 20.6%
#9
Ford Expedition
220 91 142% 1676 993 68.8%
#10
BMW X6
211 311 -32.2% 986 692 42.5%
#11
Porsche Macan
207 136 52.2% 1639 798 105%
#12
Chevrolet Suburban
206 64 222% 926 670 38.2%
#13
GMC Yukon XL
187 172 8.7% 1059 1348 -21.4%
#14
Audi Q7
180 141 27.7% 1465 1457 0.5%
#15
Cadillac Escalade
176 153 15.0% 1542 550 180%
Cadillac Escalade °
135 120 12.5% 1182 413 186%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
41 33 24.2% 360 131 175%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
6 -100%

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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