Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – April 2016 YTD


2016 BMW X1

Canadian sales of the smallest premium utility vehicles rose 29% in April 2016 despite sliding Mercedes-Benz GLA sales. 

The Audi Q3 recorded its best month ever, as Canadians seemingly disagree with GoodCarBadCar’s March review. Sales of the BMW X1, meanwhile, rose to a 25-month high of 423 units, a 59% year-over-year increase.

Canada Vehicle Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD

Up a notch in size and price – and a few notches in prestige and panache – the Audi Q5 also recorded its best-ever monthly Canadian sales total. In the Q5’s case, this meant outselling all other premium SUVs and crossovers with 908 April sales, more than double the Q3’s April total.

Canada luxury SUV sales chart April 2016
Click Chart To Expand

Year-to-date, Canada’s top-selling premium utility is the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the ML’s replacement. GLE sales are up 46%, year-over-year. 

On a percentage basis, the BMW X1, Infiniti QX50, Audi Q7, Lexus RX, and Lincoln MKX, Infiniti QX80, and Lexus LX570 are the premium utilities with greater growth rates than the GLE.

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 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
447
325 37.5% 1279 1001 27.8%
423
266 59.0% 1313 823 59.5%
203 239 -15.1% 671 744 -9.8%
Total
1073
830 29.3% 3263 2568 27.1%

Small
Luxury SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
829
841 -1.4% 2208 2102 5.0%
908
904 0.4% 2411 2274 6.0%
551
686 -19.7% 1688 1637 3.1%
106
190 -44.2% 383 428 -10.5%
1 1
281
173 62.4% 869 646 34.5%
217
970
9 -100% 51 -100%
108
76 42.1% 584 769 -24.1%
619
549 12.8% 1788 1628 9.8%
266
278 -4.3% 783 823 -4.9%
430
512 -16.0% 1255 1577 -20.4%
278
265 4.9% 688 516 33.3%
139
153 -9.2% 416 496 -16.1%
Total
4733
4636 2.1% 14,044 12,947 8.5%

Midsize Luxury SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
509
580 -12.2% 1620 1578 2.7%
1
381
205 85.9% 1439 480 200%
669
475 40.8% 2007 1537 30.6%
68
110 -38.2% 343 370 -7.3%
479
744 -35.6% 1376 1438 -4.3%
345
311 10.9% 1299 1135 14.4%
42
58 -27.6% 186 167 11.4%
73
59 23.7% 298 181 64.6%
191
207 -7.7% 1098 805 36.4%
57
64 -10.9% 179 243 -26.3%
869
601 44.6% 2452 1996 22.8%
7
29 -75.9% 37 76 -51.3%
335
131 156% 1087 556 95.5%
722
507 42.4% 2649 1816 45.9%
219
237 -7.6% 639 595 7.4%
160
202 -20.8% 434 719 -39.6%
35
58 -39.7% 93 144 -35.4%
325
921
Total
5486
4578 19.8% 18,158 13,836 31.2%

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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – April 2017
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – May 2016
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – March 2016
Small & Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – April 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – April 2016
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2016
Large Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – April 2016 YTD