Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - December 2015

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The Lexus RX was Canada's luxury leader in December 2015. After a 14% year-over-year decline through the first 11 months of 2015, RX volume jumped 25% to 711 units in December as the fourth-generation RX came fully on stream.

Canada's passenger car market struggled in December, with a 14% year-over-year drop equal to 7000 fewer sales. This loss was keenly felt among the top-selling luxury cars, as well. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End


The C-Class, 3-Series, ATS, A4, and TLX – the only cars on this list of December's top-selling premium brand cars in Canada – all posted significant sales declines.

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart December 2015
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Among the 15 most popular $50K+ vehicles, only four cars made the cut. Though none of those cars posted fewer December sales in 2015 than in 2014, none cracked the top seven. 

Each of Canada's most popular $50K+ vehicles were outsold by the Lexus RX, Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz ML/GLE, BMW X5, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz GL, and Ford Expedition.

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.


January 2016 • November 2015December 2014

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
December
2015
December
2014
% Change
2015 2014 % Change
#1
Lexus RX
711
570
24.7%
7063
7913
-10.7%
#2
Audi Q5
633
604
4.8%
8203
7862
4.3%
#3
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
621
686
-9.5%
9992
7054
41.7%
#4
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
587
484
21.3%
5304
5599
-5.3%
#5
Acura MDX
552
658
-16.1%
5814
6272
-7.3%
#6
Acura RDX
467
551
-15.2%
7380
6557
12.6%
#7
BMW 3-Series
459
784
-41.5%
9590
10086
-4.9%
#8
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
457
375
21.9%
6008
5532
8.6%
#9
Lincoln MKX
437
194
125%
2900
2702
7.3%
#10
BMW X5
422
391
7.9%
5381
5470
-1.6%
#11
Cadillac ATS
392
385
1.8%
3493
3714
-6.0%
#12
Lexus NX
383
296
29.4%
6127
296
1970%
#13
Audi A4 *
357
484
-26.2%
5461
5850
-6.6%
#14
Acura TLX
337
488
-30.9%
5075
2121
139%
#15
Audi Q3
331
245
35.1%
3596
1566
130%
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
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015 2014 %
Change
#1
Lexus RX
711
570
24.7%
7063
7913
-10.7%
#2
Acura MDX
552
658
-16.1%
5814
6272
-7.3%
#3
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
457
375
21.9%
6008
5532
8.6%
#4
BMW X5
422
391
7.9%
5381
5470
-1.6%
#5
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
294
254
15.7%
2680
2580
3.9%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
287
161
78.3%
2473
2339
5.7%
#7
Ford Expedition
261
323
-19.2%
2282
1659
37.6%
#8
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
256
256
0.0%
3162
3789
-16.5%
#9
Chevrolet Tahoe
248
161
54.0%
2364
1779
32.9%
#10
BMW 5-Series
225
184
22.3%
1996
2337
-14.6%
#11
GMC Yukon XL
183
181
1.1%
1579
1760
-10.3%
#12
Porsche Cayenne
175
131
33.6%
2389
1904
25.5%
#13
Cadillac CTS
154
139
10.8%
921
1076
-14.4%
#14
Cadillac XTS
148
105
41.0%
839
743
12.9%
#15
Porsche Macan
146
152
-3.9%
2121
1223
73.4%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada 
* A4 sales include sales of the unreported Allroad. 
^ Mercedes-Benz Canada's figures combine the E-Class with the CLS. $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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