Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - July 2016 YTD

Big passenger car sales gains at Mercedes-Benz and Audi in July 2016 flew in the face of Canadian trends which point away from traditional cars toward premium SUVs and crossovers.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - July 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - July 2016 YTD


Audi's thoroughly established A3 posted a hugely significant 45% year-over-year July 2016 sales improvement. The A3 now trails its most direct rival, the Mercedes-Benz CLA, by 142 units heading into August.

The A3's big brother, Audi's transitioning A4, posted a 20% gain to 467 units. Its Mercedes-Benz C-Class rival, the top-selling premium brand automobile in Canada, reported a 17% uptick to 888 units in July. 

That was 276 more sales than the next-best-selling luxury car, BMW's 3-Series, managed in July.

Canada luxury car sales chart July 2016
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Combined sales of the 3-Series and BMW 4-Series totalled a C-Class-besting 6840 sales between January and July. 

The duo combined for 8487 sales in the first seven months of 2015; 7100 in the first seven months of 2014; 7372 in the first seven months of 2013.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015
Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
176
231-23.8%12801384-7.5%
372
577-35.5%24542931-16.3%
410
28245.4%253423677.1%
467
38820.4%3203 3362-4.7%
137
1323.8%9771079-9.5%
---
--------- 3-100%
151
13016.2%1344 92345.6%
612
862-29.0%38835340-27.3%
350
453-22.7%29573147-6.0%
143
211-32.2%13341671-20.2%
241
301-19.9%1606 1802-10.9%
---
41-100%22 270-91.9%
35
------78 ------
44
76-42.1%316529-40.3%
265
311-14.8%1700 2060-17.5%
52
114-54.4%298 494-39.7%
321
16792.2%1583 125626.0%
888
76116.7%5480 6269-12.6%
382
32617.2%2676225718.6%
82
41100%477 42711.7%
48
75-36.0%319 657-51.4%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5176
5479-5.5%34,521 38,228 -9.7%


Midsize Luxury Car
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6
16-62.5%68115-40.9%
372
577-35.5%24542931-16.3%
40
62-35.5%5475371.9%
81
83-2.4%513 45911.8%
106
159-33.3%1191103315.3%
22
------68------
48
62-22.6%410441-7.0%
15
32-53.1%246 369-33.3%
---
2-100%520-75.0%
101
135-25.2%794 913 -13.0%
13
130.0%112126-11.1%
32
2718.5%343 3139.6%
9
1800%23 1921.1%
207
17220.3%1225 1348-9.1%
40
2560.0%2502375.5%
7
19-63.2%18912847.7%
108
1052.9%550 657-16.3%
Maserati Ghibli
33
--------- ------
189
220-14.1%1913 18404.0%
1
------22 58-62.1%
20
34-41.2%159284-44.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1450
1744-16.9%11,082 11,828 -6.3%
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. We do not yet have year-to-date Maserati sales by model. 

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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - August 2016
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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - July 2015
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