Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - April 2016

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As Canadians purchased and leased more new vehicles in April 2016 than at any prior point in the auto industry's history, the top-selling premium brand automobile in Canada likewise sold more often than at any point in the model's seven-year history. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD


Audi Q5 sales rose 0.4%, or four units, to 908 Canadian units in April 2016, tops among all vehicles in the luxury spectrum. In the best-ever month for the Lexus brand, Lexus' top-selling RX jumped 45% to 869 units in April 2016, second only to October 2014's 885-unit RX performance. 

The luxury sphere isn't chock full of good news stories, however. Canada's favourite premium brand passenger car nameplates – Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, BMW 3-Series/4-Series – all posted declining sales in April 2016. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart April 2016
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In the case of the C-Class and 3-Series, the two top-selling luxury cars in Canada so far this year, April volume was down by nearly 500 units.

South of the border, their story wasn't dissimilar. Combined sales of the C-Class and 3-Series plunged by more than 3200 units.

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.

May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
April
2016
April
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Audi Q5
9089040.4%241122746.0%
#2
Lexus RX
86960144.6%2452199616.8%
#3
Acura RDX
829841-1.4%25693417-24.8%
#4
Mercedes-Benz 
GLE-Class/M-Class
72250742.4%2649181645.9%
#5
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
691968-28.6%25733524-27.0%
#6
BMW X5
66947540.8%2007153730.6%
#7
Audi A4
660733-10.0%14781836-19.5%
#8
Lexus NX
61954912.8%178816289.8%
#9
BMW 3-Series
567784-27.7%19962784-28.3%
#10
Acura TLX
5555128.4%13471550-13.1%
#11
BMW X3
551686-19.7%168816373.1%
#12
BMW 4-Series
5435126.1%1676143716.6%
#13
Acura MDX
509580-12.2%162015782.7%
#14
Cadillac SRX
479744-35.6%13761438-4.3%
#15
Audi Q3
44732537.5%1279100127.8%
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
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
86960144.6%2452199616.8%
#2
Mercedes-Benz
GLE-Class/M-Class
72250742.4%2649181645.9%
#3
BMW X5
66947540.8%2007153730.6%
#4
Acura MDX
509580-12.2%162015782.7%
#5
Audi Q7
38120585.9%1439480200%
#6
Volvo XC90
325000---921------
#7
Mercedes-Benz
E-Class & CLS-Class
300345-13.0%121490833.7%
#8
Porsche Macan
2782654.9%68851633.3%
#9
Chevrolet Corvette
275307-10.4%4814448.3%
#10
BMW 5-Series
268126113%65250628.9%
#11
Ford Expedition
26319237.0%66259411.4%
#12
Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class & GLS-Class
254279-9.0%8598155.4%
#13
Chevrolet Tahoe
22318023.9%83672215.8%
#14
Porsche Cayenne
219237-7.6%6395957.4%
#15
Cadillac Escalade
211248-14.9%7457016.3%

Cadillac Escalade °
151196-23.0%550557-1.3%

Cadillac Escalade ESV °
605215.4%19514435.4%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
^ Mercedes-Benz Canada's figures combine the E-Class with the CLS and the GLE-Class with the M-Class and the GLS-Class with the GL and GLC with the GLK.
° Escalade breakdown by variant
$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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