Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – March 2016 YTD


2015 Acura TLX silver

Many of the most popular luxury cars in Canada are far less popular in 2016 than they were in 2015.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD

Canadian sales of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, and Acura TLX combined to lose 1776 Canadian sales in the first three months of 2016. 

There are premium brand cars bucking the trend, particularly the most affordable cars sold by premium brands. 

The Acura ILX, Audi A3, BMW 2-Series, Cadillac ATS, and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class combined for 782 additional sales. Only three premium brand cars are selling more often than the CLA. 

One such car is the wide-ranging BMW 4-Series lineup, sales of which grew 23% to 1133 units in the first-quarter.

Numerous big brothers are doing better this year than last, as well. In 2016’s first-quarter, Canadian sales of the Audi A6, Audi A7, BMW 5-Series, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti Q70, Lexus GS, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are all on the rise. 

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 • March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
215
206 4.4% 488 402 21.4%
349
494 -29.4% 792 1038 -23.7%
386
287 34.5% 773 680 13.7%
Audi A4  ^
445
498 -10.6% 818 1103 -25.8%
185
133 39.1% 315 270 16.7%
2 -100% 2 -100%
188
109 72.5% 415 181 129%
493
723 -31.8% 1429 2000 -28.6%
415
286 45.1% 1133 925 22.5%
250
271 -7.7% 681 519 31.2%
285
309 -7.8% 733 713 2.8%
9
40 -77.5% 21 72 -70.8%
50
57 -12.3% 108 175 -38.3%
299
307 -2.6% 585 633 -7.6%
40
59 -32.2% 82 119 -31.1%
250
176 42.0% 552 430 28.4%
891
1248 -28.6% 1882 2556 -26.4%
414
291 42.3% 1001 794 26.1%
50
64 -21.9% 179 147 21.8%
23
104 -77.9% 127 217 -41.5%
Total
5237
5664 -7.5% 12,114 12,976 -6.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
19
30 -36.7% 33 58 -43.1%
103
72 43.1% 195 178 9.6%
105
12 775% 187 43 335%
173
110 57.3% 384 380 1.1%
64 73 -12.3% 197 163 20.9%
53
54 -1.9% 129 124 4.0%
5 -100% 8 -100%
192
237 -19.0% 342 411 -16.8%
21
23 -8.7% 75 48 56.3%
109
83 31.3% 171 170 0.6%
Kia K900 
1
2 -50.0% 6 7 -14.3%
130
191 -31.9% 362 426 -15.0%
35
38 -7.9% 99 90 10.0%
24
16 50.0% 42 34 23.5%
80
128 -37.5% 178 265 -32.8%
364
253 43.9% 914 563 62.3%
2
1 100% 21 25 -16.0%
13
30 -56.7% 58 86 -32.6%
Total
1488
1358 9.6% 3393 3079 10.2%

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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