Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – December 2015 And 2015 Year End


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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Canada’s top-selling premium brand new vehicle and thus the top-selling vehicle in its class in 2015, as well. Sales of the C-Class jumped 42% to 9992 units, its highest total since 2012 and a notable achievement given the degree to which Canadian auto consumers are fleeing cars for SUVs and crossovers.

Canada’s perennial luxury leader, the BMW 3-Series, slipped 5% to 9590 units. The 3er’s 4-Series offshoot brought in another 4942 sales. Combined, the duo was up 7% to 14,532 units, clearly far in excess of the C-Class’s total, albeit a total achieved with far more bodystyles in BMW’s case.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End

The German premium auto brands’ entry-level candidates were fast movers in 2015, as well. BMW sold 1703 copies of the 2-Series, the highest total for the 2-Series (and its 1-Series predecessor) since 2010. 

Audi sold 3788 copies of the A3, more than the A3 managed in 2011, 2012, and 2013 combined. 

Canada luxury car sales chart 2015 calendar year
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Mercedes-Benz CLA sales, meanwhile, rose ever so slightly to a best-in-group 3870 units even as Mercedes-Benz added 3719 CLA hatchback sales in the form of the GLA.

Their bigger brethren, however, were not so fortunate. Combined sales of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (CLS inclusive), BMW 5-Series, and Audi A6 fell 15% in 2015. Competitors such as the Acura RLX, Cadillac CTS, Hyundai Genesis, Jaguar XF, Lincoln MKS, and Volvo S80 all declined, as well.

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 • December 2016 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
267
163 63.8% 2551 2752 -7.3%
337
488 -30.9% 5075 2121 139%
206 -100%
293
241 21.6% 3788 2452 54.5%
Audi A4  ^
357
484 -26.2% 5461 5850 -6.6%
78
118 -33.9% 1693 2165 -21.8%
3 2 50.0%
174
40 335% 1703 883 92.9%
459
784 -41.5% 9590 10,086 -4.9%
311
335 -7.2% 4942 3469 42.5%
392
385 1.8% 3493 3714 -6.0%
280
194 44.3% 3295 3242 1.6%
9
21 -57.1% 408 424 -3.8%
35
60 -41.7% 814 1035 -21.4%
214
234 -8.5% 3401 3945 -13.8%
27
22 22.7% 792 78 915%
169
181 -6.6% 2356 2695 -12.6%
621
686 -9.5% 9992 7054 41.7%
213
345 -38.3% 3870 3851 0.5%
45
58 -22.4% 665 1063 -37.4%
58
47 23.4% 1032 853 21.0%
Total
4339
4886 -11.2% 64,924 57,940 12.0%

Midsize Luxury Car
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
7
24 -70.8% 182 243 -25.1%
1376 -100%
82
63 30.2% 990 1113 -11.1%
65
23 183% 787 876 -10.2%
225
184 22.3% 1996 2337 -14.6%
154
139 10.8% 921 1076 -14.4%
148
105 41.0% 839 743 12.9%
1
37 65 -43.1%
70
79 -11.4% 1377 1513 -9.0%
22
7 214% 217 128 69.5%
8
43 -81.4% 466 567 -17.8%
Kia K900 
5
36 23 56.5%
166
175 -5.1% 2305 2726 -15.4%
28
37 -24.3% 390 480 -18.8%
7
11 -36.4% 172 206 -16.5%
92
94 -2.1% 1130 1445 -21.8%
256
256 0.0% 3162 3789 -16.5%
1
16 -100% 62 68 -8.8%
32
29 10.3% 426 512 -16.8%
Total
1368
1285 6.5% 15,496 19,286 -19.6%

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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