Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – October 2015 YTD


2014 Volvo S60

Canadians continue to veer away from core luxury cars as Canadian sales of luxury SUVs and crossovers skyrocket. 

October 2015 sales of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and its CLS-Class slid 16%. The Hyundai Genesis reported a 58% October sales decrease. The Jaguar XF, awaiting replacement – and the F-Pace SUV sibling – slid 34% in October. The Lexus ES and Lincoln MKS? Down 25% and 15%, respectively.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD

The BMW 3-Series made further headway in catching up to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, currently Canada’s best-selling premium brand car. 3-Series sales slid 8%, year-over-year, but with 873 sales, the 3-Series finished October 64 sales ahead of the Benz. 

That likely won’t be enough for the 3-Series to maintain its typical position as Canada’s favourite luxury car. The C-Class is 686 sales ahead of the 3-Series with two months remaining on the calendar. 

Canada luxury car sales chart October 2015
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A number of the chief rivals of the 3-Series and C-Class posted notable Canadian sales decreases in October 2015. The Acura TLX tumbled 47%; the Volvo S60 was among Canada’s worst-selling vehicles thanks to a 69% tumble.

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 cars 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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
185
192 -3.6% 2068 2412 -14.3%
415
788 -47.3% 4412 1169 277%
1 -100% 206 -100%
264
340 -22.4% 3243 1944 66.8%
Audi A4  ^
548
508 7.9% 4768 4809 -0.9%
147
127 15.7% 1494 1932 -22.7%
3 2 50.0%
167
223 -25.1% 1353 790 71.3%
873
946 -7.7% 7964 8408 -5.3%
359
328 9.5% 4236 2827 49.8%
376
265 41.9% 2784 2877 -3.2%
316
325 -2.5% 2784 2821 -1.3%
22
25 -12.0% 386 381 1.3%
72
86 -16.3% 718 914 -21.4%
355
360 -1.4% 2972 3454 -14.0%
45
739
231
225 2.7% 1964 2346 -16.3%
809
680 19.0% 8650 5638 53.4%
385
421 -8.6% 3316 3151 5.2%
39
127 -69.3% 585 944 -38.0%
95
61 55.7% 893 742 20.4%
Total
5703
6028 -5.4% 55,332 47,767 15.8%
Midsize Luxury Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
17
9 88.9% 159 211 -24.6%
58 -100% 1346 -100%
91
86 5.8% 773 979 -21.0%
70
56 25.0% 655 813 -19.4%
215
215 0.0% 1589 1929 -17.6%
121
71 70.4% 658 865 -23.9%
43
45 -4.4% 609 558 9.1%
5
7 -28.6% 33 63 -47.6%
59
141 -58.2% 941 1432 -34.3%
11
24 -54.2% 170 97 75.3%
31
46 -32.6% 420 480 -12.5%
Kia K900 
4
29 21 38.1%
216
289 -25.3% 1993 2327 -14.4%
33
29 13.8% 352 410 -14.1%
11
13 -15.4% 159 189 -15.9%
105
92 14.1% 968 1259 -23.1%
276
329 -16.1% 2614 3238 -19.3%
1
4 -100% 62 52 19.2%
24
41 -41.5% 359 447 -19.7%
Total
1227
1555 -21.1% 12,544 16,716 -25.0%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
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 why you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury SUVs and the Acura ILX with mainstream cars… 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.
^ Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales figures combine the E-Class with the CLS-Class. Audi Canada’s A4 sales figures include sales of the Allroad.
‡ The XTS, K900, and Equus aren’t listed here because they’re not massive – they are – but because their price points position them much more closely to, for example, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than the S-Class. Genesis sales figures here do not include sales of the Genesis Coupe (as Hyundai’s U.S. Genesis sales figures do), making the comparison with premium brand vehicles much more valid.

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