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

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe
In May 2016, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class recorded its first year-over-year sales increase in Canada since November of last year and easily outsold all premium brand rivals to end May as Canada's top-selling premium vehicle. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - May 2016 YTD


Year-to-date, the C-Class now leads Mercedes-Benz's own GLE SUV by 270 units in the race to end 2016 as Canada's top-selling luxury vehicle. The next-closest competitors are Audi and Lexus utilities: the Q5 and RX, both of which are on the upswing. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart May 2016
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Through five months, the C-Class and its most direct rival, BMW's 3-Series, are down 21% and 25%, respectively, combining for 1846 fewer sales in the first five months of 2016 than during the same period one year ago.

Among vehicles with price tags above $50,000, May 2016's top six sellers were all SUVs/crossovers. Of the 15 leaders above $50,000, there were but three traditional passenger cars, including the Chevrolet Corvette.


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.

June 2016 • April 2016May 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
May
2016
May
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
102710141.3%36004538-20.7%
#2
Audi Q5
7997526.3%321030266.1%
#3
BMW 3-Series
731851-14.1%27273635-25.0%
#4
BMW X5
72952738.3%2736206432.6%
#5
Mercedes-Benz 
GLE-Class & M-Class
68154425.2%3330236041.1%
#6
Audi A4
6766504.0%21542486-13.4%
#7
Lexus RX
67261010.2%3124260619.9%
#8
BMW X3
64847835.6%2336211510.4%
#9
Lexus NX
62342247.6%2411205017.6%
#10
Acura RDX
579828-30.1%27872930-4.9%
#11
Audi A3
4484323.7%16131660-2.8%
#12
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
4434049.7%1873158118.5%
#13
Audi Q3
43835922.0%1717136026.3%
#14
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
43531239.4%1970121662.0%
#15
Acura MDX
431547-21.2%20512125-3.5%
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
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
BMW X5
72952738.3%2736206432.6%
#2
Mercedes-Benz 
GLE-Class & M-Class
68154425.2%3330236041.1%
#3
Lexus RX
67261010.2%3124260619.9%
#4
Acura MDX
431547-21.2%20512125-3.5%
#5
Audi Q7
426193121%1865673177%
#6
Ford Expedition
41623279.3%107882630.5%
#7
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class ^
300360-16.7%1514126819.4%
#8
Volvo XC90
24436578%1165363136%
#9
Land Rover 
Range Rover Sport
2412228.6%1339102730.4%
#10
Mercedes-Benz 
GLS-Class & GL-Class
23118524.9%902929-2.9%
#11
Porsche Macan
22519515.4%91371128.4%
#12
BMW 5-Series
21917128.1%87167728.7%
#13
Chevrolet Corvette
219450-51.3%700894-21.7%
#14
Porsche Cayenne
215272-21.0%854867-1.5%
#15
Cadillac Escalade
2112015.0%9569026.0%

Cadillac Escalade °
123159-22.6%673716-6.0%

Cadillac Escalade °
8842110%28318652.2%
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.
° 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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