Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - March 2016 YTD

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class grey
Canadian sales of small luxury SUVs and crossovers jumped 26% to 5491 units in March 2016 and rose 20% to more than 12,000 units in the first-quarter of 2016.

The small, entry-level German trio – Q3, X1, GLA-Class – improved their share of the overall "small premium" sector by five percentage points to 23% during 2016's first three months. All three entry-level rivals are selling far more often this year than last. Mercedes-Benz's March was the GLA's second-best month yet. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales  By Model - March 2016 YTD


Since inception, a 19-month period, Mercedes-Benz Canada has sold  5799 GLA crossovers. The Audi Q3 generated 5994 Canadian sales in its first 20 months on the market. BMW's X1, now in its second-generation, arrived in Canada in 2011 and has attracted 17,233 sales so far. 

Their slightly larger brethren typically remain far more popular. 

Canada luxury SUV sales chart March 2016
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At Audi, the Q5 was Canada's best-selling premium utility vehicle last year – Q5 sales are up 10% in early 2016. BMW's X3 and X4 are up 19% to 1414 units so far this year. The Mercedes-Benz GLC, taking over from the GLK, is only just getting going, but it's difficult to see the GLA continuing to outperform its big brother. 

And certainly not its much bigger GLE-Class brother. In 2016's first three months, sales of the M-Class-replacing GLE are up 47% to 1927 units, tops among premium brand utility vehicles.

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 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015
Compact
Luxury SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
415
24072.9%83267623.1%
392
25156.2%89055759.8%
440199121%1116605
84.5%
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Total
1247
69080.7%2838 1838 54.4%

Small
Luxury SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
694
49241.1%137912619.4%
694
57420.9%150313709.7%
500
37832.3%113795119.6%
117
9621.9%27723816.4%
252
20920.6%58847324.3%
429
------753------
---
19-100%---42-100%
272
353-22.9%476694-31.3%
519
44416.9%116910798.3%
208
254-18.1%517545-5.1%
304
565-46.2%8251065-22.5%
164
14314.7%41025163.3%
91
129-29.5%277343-19.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
4244
365616.1%9311 8312 12.0%

Midsize Luxury SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
431
4212.4%111199811.3%
---
------1------
382
119221%1058275285%
535
5055.9%1338 106226.0%
97
102-4.9%2752605.8%
369
3398.8%897 69429.3%
419
32030.9%95482415.8%
52
53-1.9%14410932.1%
135
38255%22512284.4%
419
22387.9%907 59851.7%
40
73-45.2%122179-31.8%
662
58712.8%1583 139513.5%
9
15-40.0%30 47-36.2%
319
18176.2%75242576.9%
797
59434.2%1927 130947.2%
244
17638.6%420 35817.3%
111
140-20.7%274517-47.0%
13
30-56.7%5886-32.6%
391
------596------
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Total
5425
391638.5%12,672925836.9%
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.

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