Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – January 2016


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, Canada’s six most popular nameplates in January 2016 were all utility vehicles.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016

Tops among premium brand autos in January, regardless of price point, was the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. (In sales reports, the reference is still to the M-Class, which was renamed for model year 2016 when the “coupe” bodystyle was added. It’s a similar story for the GLK and its GLC successor.) 
Sales of Mercedes-Benz SUVs and crossovers jumped 52% to 1532 units in January, a greater SUV/crossover sales total than the overall total achieved by every other premium brand save for BMW. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart January 2016
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Among the 15 most popular premium brand vehicles in January, five were Mercedes-Benzes, including four SUVs/CUVs. 

The Lexus RX, Audi Q5, Acura MDX, Audi Q7, Acura RDX, Lexus NX, BMW X5, and Cadillac SRX joined the Benz utilities and three cars – 3-Series, C-Class, 4-Series – to fill in the top 15.

In calendar year 2015, Canada’s top-selling premium brand vehicle was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Audi Q5 led all utility vehicles. 

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 2017 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
January
2016
January
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class/M-Class
605 337 79.5% 605 337 79.5%
#2
Lexus RX
524 429 22.1% 524 429 22.1%
#3
BMW 3-Series
507 512 -1.0% 507 512 -1.0%
#4
Audi Q5
419 396 5.8% 419 396 5.8%
#5
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
394 566 -30.4% 394 566 -30.4%
#6
BMW 4-Series
372 222 67.6% 372 222 67.6%
#7
Acura MDX
364 337 8.0% 364 337 8.0%
#8
Audi Q7
334 89 275% 334 89 275%
#9
Acura RDX
333 363 -8.3% 333 363 -8.3%
#10
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
315 234 34.6% 315 234 34.6%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
308 142 117% 308 142 117%
#12
Lexus NX
306 380 -19.5% 306 380 -19.5%
#13
BMW X5
292 259 12.7% 292 259 12.7%
#14
Cadillac SRX
284 214 32.7% 284 214 32.7%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class/GLK-Class
274 280 -2.1% 274 280 -2.1%

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
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class/M-Class
605 337 79.5% 605 337 79.5%
#2
Lexus RX
524 429 22.1% 524 429 22.1%
#3
Acura MDX
364 337 8.0% 364 337 8.0%
#4
Audi Q7
334 89 275% 334 89 275%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
308 142 117% 308 142 117%
#6
BMW X5
292 259 12.7% 292 259 12.7%
#7
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
231 161 43.5% 231 161 43.5%
#8
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
220 213 3.3% 220 213 3.3%
#9
Cadillac Escalade
153 153 0.0% 153 153 0.0%

Cadillac Escalade *
124 123 0.8% 124 123 0.8%

Cadillac Escalade *
29 30 -3.3% 29 30 -3.3%
#10
Chevrolet Suburban
146 48 204% 146 48 204%
#11
GMC Yukon
137 116 18.1% 137 116 18.1%
#12
GMC Yukon XL
129 94 37.2% 129 94 37.2%
#13
Chevrolet Tahoe
128 104 23.1% 128 104 23.1%
#14
Land Rover Range Rover
114 56 104% 114 56 104%
#15
Porsche Macan
112 56 100% 112 56 100%

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 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 approximate 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 below $50,000.

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