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


2015 BMW 5-Series sedan white
Among vehicles with base prices of at least $50,000, the list of Canada’s 15 best sellers in February 2016 included just two cars
The BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS inclusive.
The four top $50K+ vehicles in Canada in February 2016 were utility vehicles, as were seven of the top eight.

Canada auto brand market share chart February 2016
Meanwhile, Canada’s top-selling premium brand cars are tumbling. 
Canadian sales of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series are down 25% through the first two months of 2016, equal to 658 lost sales for Mercedes-Benz and BMW dealers compared with the same period one year ago. 
On the flip side, Canada’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicles are surging. In February, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and BMW X5 jumped 53%, and they’ve added 661 sales to Mercedes-Benz and BMW dealers’ ledgers already this year.
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.

February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
February
2016
February
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
597 742 -19.5% 991 1308 -24.2%
#2
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class °
525 378 38.9% 1130 715 58.0%
#3
BMW X5
511 298 71.5% 803 557 44.2%
#4
BMW 3-Series
429 765 -43.9% 936 1277 -26.7%
#5
Lexus RX
397 379 4.7% 921 808 14.0%
#6
Audi Q5
390 400 -2.5% 809 796 1.6%
#7
BMW X3
373 277 34.7% 637 573 11.2%
#8
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
361 172 110% 676 406 66.5%
#9
Acura RDX
352 406 -13.3% 685 769 -10.9%
#10
BMW 4-Series
346 417 -17.0% 718 639 12.4%
#11
Lexus NX
344 255 34.9% 650 635 2.4%
#12
Audi Q7
342 67 410% 676 156 333%
#13
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
326 312 4.5% 587 503 16.7%
#14
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class °
319 149 114% 550 310 77.4%
#15
Acura MDX
316 240 31.7% 680 577 17.9%

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
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class °
525 378 38.9% 1130 715 58.0%
#2
BMW X5
511 298 71.5% 803 557 44.2%
#3
Lexus RX
397 379 4.7% 921 808 14.0%
#4
Audi Q7
342 67 410% 676 156 333%
#5
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class °
319 149 114% 550 310 77.4%
#6
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
268 162 65.4% 488 375 30.1%
#7
Chevrolet Tahoe
208 172 20.9% 336 276 21.7%
#8
Cadillac Escalade
171 113 51.3% 324 266 21.8%
#8
Cadillac Escalade *
125 91 37.4% 249 214 16.4%
#8
Cadillac Escalade ESV *
46 22 109% 75 52 44.2%
#9
BMW 5-Series
169 160 5.6% 211 270 -21.9%
#10
GMC Yukon
152 115 32.2% 289 231 25.1%
#11
Ford Expedition
137 131 4.6% 248 211 17.5%
#12
Porsche Macan
134 52 158% 246 108 128%
#13
GMC Yukon XL
131 68 92.6% 260 162 60.5%
#14
Chevrolet Suburban
123 71 73.2% 269 119 126%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
120 139 -13.7% 428 281 52.3%

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, the GLE with the M-Class, and the GLK with the GLC.
$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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