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


2016 Audi SQ5

More than their American counterparts, Canadians are buying more small luxury crossovers in large numbers.

Per capita.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD

New vehicle sales are roughly nine times stronger in the U.S. than in Canada, yet sales of the nascent three-vehicle four-vehicle category, now including the Mercedes-Benz GLA-related Infiniti QX30, are less than five times stronger in the U.S. than in Canada.

Up a class in terms of size and expense, the Audi Q5-led small premium crossover category attracts 7.6 times more buyers in the U.S. than in Canada. Q5 sales are particularly strong in Canada, where it was the best-selling premium brand utility vehicle in 2015 and ranks a close second in 2016’s first eight months. Six times more Q5s are sold in the U.S. than in Canada.

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The Canadian appetite for luxury utility vehicles isn’t confined only to small crossovers. The Mercedes-Benz GLE, Canada’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicle, sells 6.3 times more often in the U.S. in Canada, a far cry from the near-9X gap of the market overall. Audi Q7 sales are only 6.5 times more common in the U.S.; BMW X5 sales only 6.7 times more common.

Partly to credit is the strength of the Canadian SUV/crossover market overall. While SUVs and crossovers account for 38.5% of the U.S. new vehicle market and only recently began outselling cars, SUVs/crossovers account for 39% of the Canadian market and outsell cars every single month.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across 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 • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Compact
Luxury SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
424
325 30.5% 2756 2273 21.2%
431
209 106% 3153 1933 63.1%
21
21
304 349 -12.9% 3128 2217 41.1%
Total
1180
883 33.6% 9058 6423 41.0%

Small
Luxury SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
806
642 25.5% 5026 5039 -0.3%
672
759 -11.5% 5247 5200 0.9%
357
332 7.5% 3732 3003 24.3%
103
88 17.0% 871 733 18.8%
142 278
152
175 -13.1% 1727 1292 33.7%
159
582
179
94 90.4% 1644 247 566%
80 -100%
123
224 -45.1% 1093 1543 -29.2%
548
578 -5.2% 3883 3569 8.8%
236
217 8.8% 1807 1995 -9.4%
411
440 -6.6% 2716 3581 -24.2%
309
241 28.2% 1644 1432 14.8%
144
123 17.1% 1143 1204 -5.1%
Total
4341
3913 10.9% 31,393 28,918 8.6%

Midsize Luxury SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
636
472 34.7% 3473 3492 -0.5%
1 1 0.0%
246
201 22.4% 2975 1285 132%
529
415 27.5% 4332 3390 27.8%
110
94 17.0% 749 775 -3.4%
149
560 -73.4% 2249 3359 -33.0%
349
1056
393
317 24.0% 2733 2427 12.6%
35
41 -14.6% 332 363 -8.5%
78
81 -3.7% 609 467 30.4%
198
153 29.4% 1993 1604 -24.3%
32
45 -28.9% 347 442 -21.5%
720
609 18.2% 5149 4440 16.0%
17
25 -32.0% 84 167 -49.7%
344
324 6.2% 2427 1319 84.0%
7
7
647
696 -7.0% 5255 3929 33.7%
151
216 -30.1% 1533 1641 -6.6%
145
225 -35.6% 902 1432 -37.0%
26
23 13.0% 185 307 -39.7%
255
190 34.2% 1986 441 350%
Total
5067
4687 8.1% 38,377 31,281 22.7%

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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