Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – January 2016


2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

As Canadian sales of SUVs and crossovers jumped 22% to form 39% of the auto industry’s volume in January 2016, a curious turn developed as small luxury utilities failed to produce significant growth.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016

The smallest trio rose just 8% as Audi Q3 sales tumbled 27%, a loss of 68 units. Both the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA produced significant gains; both outsold the Q3.

Their bigger, slightly more costly brethren produced a modest 0.5% uptick equal to only 12 additional sales, year-over-year. The Acura RDX, BMW X3, BMW X4, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLK/GLC, and Volvo XC60 all sold less often in January 2016 than in January 2015. 


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Canada luxury SUV/crossover sales chart January 2016
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One year ago, they collectively reported a 49% improvement. But in the midst of winter, maintaining prolific growth can be difficult when supplies are somewhat limited and the deals on their bigger brethren are enticing.

Consider the Audi Q7, sales of which skyrocketed to 334 units, more than any small luxury utility save for Audi’s own Q5. Or the Volvo XC90, which outsold all other Volvos while producing more than one-third of the brand’s sales. Or the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, which outperformed its six-year January average by 68%. Or the Mercedes-Benz GLE (the successor to the ML) which outsold every luxury utility bar none. 

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 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 • January 2017 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
188
256 -26.6% 188 256 -26.6%
210
168 25.0% 210 168 25.0%
315 234 34.6% 315 234 34.6%
Total
713
658 8.4% 713 658 8.4%

Small
Luxury SUV
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
333
363 -8.3% 333 363 -8.3%
419
396 5.8% 419 396 5.8%
264
296 -10.8% 264 296 -10.8%
66
76 -13.2% 66 76 -13.2%
161
123 30.9% 161 123 30.9%
136
136
13 -100% 13 -100%
87
127 -31.5% 87 127 -31.5%
306
380 -19.5% 306 380 -19.5%
145
140 3.6% 145 140 3.6%
274
280 -2.1% 274 280 -2.1%
112
56 100% 112 56 100%
72
113 -36.3% 72 113 -36.3%
Total
2375
2363 0.5% 2375 2363 0.5%

Midsize Luxury SUV
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
364
337 8.0% 364 337 8.0%
1
1
334
89 275% 334 89 275%
292
259 12.7% 292 259 12.7%
72
93 -22.6% 72 93 -22.6%
284
214 32.7% 284 214 32.7%
268
236 13.6% 268 236 13.6%
38
35 8.6% 38 35 8.6%
35
41 -14.6% 35 41 -14.6%
220
213 3.3% 220 213 3.3%
40
62 -35.5% 40 62 -35.5%
524
429 22.1% 524 429 22.1%
12
7 71.4% 12 7 71.4%
229
121 89.3% 229 121 89.3%
605
337 79.5% 605 337 79.5%
78
100 -22.0% 78 100 -22.0%
67
172 -61.0% 67 172 -61.0%
20
25 -20.0% 20 25 -20.0%
103
103
Total
3586
2770 29.5% 3586 2770 29.5%

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.

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