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


2016 BMW 3-Series

The BMW 3-Series was Canada’s top-selling luxury car in October 2015, the fourth consecutive month of top-selling status for the 3-Series. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart October 2015

But Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class year-to-date lead heading into November, 686 units, means the 3-Series needs to outsell the C-Class by 343 units in November and again in December to keep its perennial crown.

Mercedes-Benz is, by a wide margin, the highest-volume premium automaker in Canada. Through the first ten months of 2015, Mercedes-Benz leads BMW by 3693 sales, Audi by 10,144, and Lexus by 14,292.

The C-Class ranked fourth among premium vehicles in October 2015, but it was one of just four Mercedes-Benzes in the top 15. Meanwhile, among vehicles priced above $50,000, three of the top seven vehicles in October in Canada were Mercedes-Benzes.

Canada’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicle in 2015 is the Audi Q5. Its October lead measured only 12 units over the Lexus NX, but the Q5 leads the Acura RDX by 482 units in 2015.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD

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.

October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
October
2015
October
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
873 946 -7.7% 7964 8408 -5.3%
#2
Audi Q5
852 772 10.4% 6782 6743 0.6%
#3
Lexus NX
840 5224
#4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
809 680 19.0% 8650 5638 53.4%
#5
Lexus RX
654 885 -26.1% 5681 6670 -14.8%
#6
Acura RDX
624 569 9.7% 6300 5433 16.0%
#7
Audi A4 *
548 508 7.9% 4768 4809 -0.9%
#8
Acura MDX
513 562 -8.7% 4697 5058 -7.1%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
495 272 82.0% 3069 456 573%
#10
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
477 460 3.7% 5095 4666 9.2%
#11
BMW X3
426 476 -10.5% 3775 4432 -14.8%
#12
Cadillac SRX
426 320 33.1% 4280 3594 19.1%
#13
Infiniti QX60
424 339 25.1% 3208 2937 9.2%
#14
Acura TLX
415 788 -47.3% 4412 1169 277%
#15
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
385 421 -8.6% 3316 3151 5.2%

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
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
654 885 -26.1% 5681 6670 -14.8%
#2
Acura MDX
513 562 -8.7% 4697 5058 -7.1%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
477 460 3.7% 5095 4666 9.2%
#4
BMW X5
328 317 3.5% 4547 4666 -2.6%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
276 329 -16.1% 2614 3238 -19.3%
#6
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
269 181 48.6% 2100 2093 0.3%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
241 228 5.7% 1889 2040 -7.4%
#8
GMC Yukon XL
219 123 78.0% 1278 1471 -13.1%
#9
BMW 5-Series
215 215 0.0% 1589 1929 -17.6%
#10
Porsche Macan
206 142 45.1% 1845 940 96.3%
#11
Cadillac Escalade
196 87 125% 1738 637 173%

Cadillac Escalade °
155 68 128% 1337 481 178%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
41 19 116% 401 150 167%

Cadillac Escalade EXT °
6 -100%
#12
GMC Yukon
193 221 -12.7% 1413 1661 -14.9%
T13
Ford Expedition
191 186 2.7% 1867 1179 58.4%
T13
Chevrolet Tahoe
191 149 28.2% 1957 1507 29.9%
#15
Volvo XC90
180 50 260% 702 390 80.0%

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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