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


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BMW Canada reported a 31% year-over-year increase in 3-Series sales, decreasing the year-to-date lead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class by 446 units to a surmountable 240 units heading into December.

The 3-Series is Canada’s perennial luxury car favourite, although the latest C-Class, reviewed by GCBC 13 months ago in C400 4Matic form, kicked the “luxury” component up a notch. Year-over-year, C-Class sales dipped 1% in November 2015, but 2015 is expected to be the best year for the former baby Benz since 2012.

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

There are other baby Benzes now, of course. The Mercedes-Benz CLA’s sales dropped 4% to 341 units in November but have risen 4% in 2015’s first eleven months. The CLA’s chief rival, Audi’s A3, trails the CLA by 162 units heading into December. A3 sales fell 6% in November, a loss of 15 sales. The A3 TDI, the only Audi in North America which uses Volkswagen’s 2.0L diesel, is not currently allowed to be sold.


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Canada luxury car sales chart November 2015
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Unlike the C-Class, Acura TLX, A3, CLA, BMW 2-Series, and Volvo V60, less affordable and larger luxury cars aren’t selling more often this year than last. Rare exceptions to the rule include the Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q70, Kia K900, and Volvo S80, all relatively unpopular cars. (Mercedes-Benz S-Class volume, displayed in the large luxury category, are up 5% this year.)

November’s exceptions were somewhat more numerous. Canadian sales of the Acura RLX, Audi A6, Audi A7, Cadillac CTS and XTS, and Infiniti Q70 all increased compared with November 2014.

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 • November 2016 • December 2015 • October 2015November 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
216
177 22.0% 2284 2589 -11.8%
326
464 -29.7% 4738 1633 90.1%
206 -100%
252
267 -5.6% 3495 2211 58.1%
Audi A4  ^
336
557 -39.7% 5104 5366 -4.9%
121
115 5.2% 1615 2047 -21.1%
3 2 50.0%
176
53 232% 1529 843 81.4%
1167
894 30.5% 9131 9302 -1.8%
395
307 28.7% 4631 3134 47.8%
317
452 -29.9% 3101 3329 -6.8%
231
227 1.8% 3015 3048 -1.1%
13
22 -40.9% 399 403 -1.0%
61
61 0.0% 779 975 -20.1%
215
257 -16.3% 3187 3711 -14.1%
26
56 -53.6% 765 56 1266%
223
168 32.7% 2187 2514 -13.0%
721
730 -1.2% 9371 6368 47.2%
341
355 -3.9% 3657 3506 4.3%
35
61 -42.6% 620 1005 -38.3%
81
64 26.6% 974 806 20.8%
Total
5253
5287 -0.6% 60,585 53,054 14.2%

Midsize Luxury Car
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
16
8 100% 175 219 -20.1%
30 -100% 1376 -100%
135
71 90.1% 908 1050 -13.5%
67
40 67.5% 722 853 -15.4%
182
224 -18.8% 1771 2153 -17.7%
109
72 51.4% 767 937 -18.1%
82
80 2.5% 691 638 8.3%
3
2 50.0% 36 65 -44.6%
84
130 -35.4% 1307 1434 -8.9%
25
24 4.2% 195 121 61.2%
38
44 -13.6% 458 524 -12.6%
Kia K900 
2
2 0.0% 31 23 34.8%
146
224 -34.8% 2139 2551 -16.2%
10
33 -69.7% 362 443 -18.3%
6
6 0.0% 165 195 -15.4%
70
92 -23.9% 1038 1351 -23.2%
292
295 -1.0% 2906 3533 -17.7%
1 —%
62 52 19.2%
35
36 -2.8% 394 483 -18.4%
Total
1302
1413 -7.9% 14,138 18,001 -21.5%

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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