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


2014 Acura MDX burgundy
13 of the 15 most popular vehicles in Canada with base prices above $50,000 in November 2015 – including the top five and seven of the top eight – were SUVs. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – November 2015 YTD

From the newly replaced Lexus RX and one of the least costly premium brand three-row utility vehicles, Acura’s MDX, to a bevy of big brutes from Detroit, Canadians are proving that luxury now entails greater ride height, SUV styling cues, and in many cases, some kind of electronic system with a snow or mud mode. 

The two top-selling premium brand vehicles, overall, continue to be passenger cars. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, just 240 sales ahead of the BMW 3-Series heading into December, both lead the top-selling premium brand utility vehicle, Audi’s Q5, by more than 1500 units so far this year.

Canada luxury auto brand market share November 2015

The BMW 3-Series led all luxury vehicles in Canada in November, however, thanks to a significant 31% year-over-year increase to 1167 units. 

Together, the 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot, the core section of BMW’s lineup accumulated 1562 November sales in Canada, a greater number of sales than a number of premium brands generated: Cadillac, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lincoln, Porsche, Volvo, Jaguar, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo.

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.

November 2016 • December 2015 • October 2015November 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
November
2015
November
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
1167 894 30.5% 9131 9302 -1.8%
#2
Audi Q5
788 515 53.0% 7570 7258 4.3%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
721 730 -1.2% 9371 6368 47.2%
#4
Lexus RX
671 673 -0.3% 6352 7343 -13.5%
#5
Acura RDX
613 573 7.0% 6913 6006 15.1%
#6
Acura MDX
565 556 1.6% 5262 5614 -6.3%
#7
Lexus NX
520 5744
#8
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
456 491 -7.1% 5551 5157 7.6%
#9
BMW X3
432 461 -6.3% 4207 4893 -14.0%
#10
BMW X5
412 413 -0.2% 4959 5079 -2.4%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
402 253 58.9% 3471 709 390%
#12
BMW 4-Series
395 307 28.7% 4631 3134 47.8%
#13
Audi Q3
379 366 3.6% 3265 1321 147%
#14
Cadillac SRX
350 288 21.5% 4630 3882 19.3%
#15
Infiniti QX60
343 317 8.2% 3551 3254 9.1%

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
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
671 673 -0.3% 6352 7343 -13.5%
#2
Acura MDX
565 556 1.6% 5262 5614 -6.3%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
456 491 -7.1% 5551 5157 7.6%
#4
BMW X5
412 413 -0.2% 4959 5079 -2.4%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
297 138 115% 2186 2178 0.4%
#6
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^
292 295 -1.0% 2906 3533 -17.7%
#7
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
286 233 22.7% 2386 2326 2.6%
#8
Cadillac Escalade
203 79 157% 1941 716 71.1%

Cadillac Escalade °
161 60 168% 1498 541 177%

Cadillac Escalade  ESV °
42 19 121% 443 169 162%

Cadillac Escalade  EXT°
6 -100%
#9
BMW 5-Series
182 224 -18.8% 1771 2153 -17.7%
#10
Porsche Cayenne
178 167 6.6% 2214 1773 24.9%
#11
Volvo XC90
161 15 973% 863 405 113%
#12
Chevrolet Tahoe
159 111 43.2% 2116 1618 30.8%
#13
GMC Yukon
157 181 -13.3% 1570 1842 -14.8%
#14
Ford Expedition
154 157 -1.9% 2021 1336 51.3%
#15
Chevrolet Suburban
145 99 46.5% 1219 849 43.6%

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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