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


2015 Land Rover LR4 brown

In 2015, for the first time ever, the top-selling premium brand SUV/crossover in Canada was the Audi Q5. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End

Canadian sales of the Q5 rose 4% in 2015, far slower expansion than its segment or the overall SUV/crossover sector managed. But 2015 was also the first-generation Q5’s seventh year on the market. And yet, 2015 was also the aging Q5’s seventh consecutive year of sales growth. Q5 sales in 2015 were 68% stronger than Q5 sales in 2010, the model’s first full year on the market.

Indeed, Q5 sales increased even though Audi added a more affordable crossover late in 2014. 3596 copies of the Audi Q3 were sold in Canada in 2015, just 123 units shy of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the Q3’s top-selling direct rival.

You Can Now Search For New & Used Cars On GCBC

The Lexus RX and Acura RDX were the Audi Q5’s closest challengers. RX sales slipped 11% to 7036 in 2015 as Toyota Canada transitioned from the third to fourth-generation RX, and as Lexus managed to also sell 6127 copies of the more affordable NX. Acura RDX volume jumped 13% to 7380 units, a new record for the top-selling Acura.


medianet_width=’468′; medianet_height= ’60’; medianet_crid=’481536334′;

Canada luxury SUV sales chart 2015
Click Chart To Expand

Among long-established nameplates, the greatest growth in 2015 was reported by the Volvo XC90 (up 124%), Land Rover LR4 (up 58%), BMW X6 (up 42%), and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (up 27%). Three of those vehicles were recently re-engineered. 

Among flagship utilities, the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Lincoln Navigator, and Land Rover’s Range Rover all produced significant year-over-year growth, 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 SUVs and crossovers 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

Compact
Luxury SUV
December
2015
December
2015
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
331
245 35.1% 3596 1566 130%
255
134 90.3% 2942 2735 7.6%
248 255 -2.7% 3719 964 286%
Total
834
634 31.5% 10,257 5265 94.8%

Small
Luxury SUV
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
467
551 -15.2% 7380 6557 12.6%
633
604 4.8% 8203 7862 4.3%
320
326 -1.8% 4527 5219 -13.3%
79
77 2.6% 1144 490 134%
188
149 26.2% 2283 1897 20.3%
295
991
90 -100% 80 655 -87.8%
131
155 -15.5% 2162 1706 26.7%
383
296 29.4% 6127 296 1970%
247
321 -23.1% 2970 1849 60.6%
587
484 21.3% 5304 5599 -5.3%
146
152 -3.9% 2121 1223 73.4%
111
112 -0.9% 1646 1542 6.7%
Total
3587
3317 8.1% 44,938 34,895 28.8%

Midsize Luxury SUV
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
552
658 -16.1% 5814 6272 -7.3%
1 6 -83.3%
21
124 -83.1% 1658 1959 -15.4%
422
391 7.9% 5381 5470 -1.6%
78
149 -47.7% 1274 897 42.0%
256
252 1.6% 4886 4134 18.2%
312
359 -13.1% 3863 3613 6.9%
39
32 21.9% 528 466 13.3%
57
53 7.5% 706 446 58.3%
294
254 15.7% 2680 2580 3.9%
51
58 -12.1% 662 582 13.7%
711
570 24.7% 7063 7913 -10.7%
13
20 -35.0% 217 289 -24.9%
437
194 125% 2900 2702 7.3%
457
375 21.9% 6008 5532 8.6%
175
131 33.6% 2389 1904 25.5%
64
218 -70.6% 2028 2332 -13.0%
32
29 10.3% 426 512 -16.8%
94
22 327% 957 427 124%
Total
4065
3889 4.5% 49,441 48,036 2.9%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
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 you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury cars as well as with SUVs and crossovers and the Touareg with luxury SUVs and mainstream SUVs… 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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – December 2016 & Year End
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – January 2016
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – November 2015 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – December 2014 & Year End
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – December 2015
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – December 2015 & Year End
Large Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – December 2015 & Year End