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

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe white
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class strengthened its hold as the best-selling premium brand vehicle in Canada in August 2016, expanding its year-to-date lead over the next-best-selling premium brand vehicle to 1046 units thanks to a 9% year-over-year August improvement.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2016 YTD


The second-ranked luxury automobile through 2016's first eight months?

Also a Mercedes-Benz.

Canadian sales of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, formerly known as the M-Class, are up by a third this year. In August, the GLE ranked sixth among premium brand autos. But the GLE remains ahead of other premium utility vehicles, albeit by small margins.

So far this year, the Audi Q5 is only eight sales back of the GLE. Lexus' RX is 98 sales behind the Audi Q5. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart August 2016
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Among vehicles with base prices above $50,000, the GLE trailed the Lexus RX in August but leads all $50K+ vehicles so far this year. 

In August, 12 of the 15 top-selling premium brand vehicles in Canada were SUVs/crossovers. 

Among the 15 leading $50K+ autos, there was only one traditional passenger car.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.

September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
August
2016
August
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
821
756
8.6%
6,301
7,025
-10.3%
#2
Acura RDX
806
642
25.5%
5,026
5,039
-0.3%
#3
Lexus RX
720
609
18.2%
5,149
4,440
16.0%
#4
Audi Q5
672
759
-11.5%
5,247
5,200
0.9%
#5
BMW 3-Series
654
875
-25.3%
4,537
6,215
-27.0%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class
647
696
-7.0%
5,255
3,929
33.7%
#7
Acura MDX
636
472
34.7%
3,473
3,492
-0.5%
#8
Lexus NX
548
578
-5.2%
3,883
3,569
8.8%
#9
Audi A4
535
466
14.8%
3,738
3,828
-2.4%
#10
BMW X5
529
415
27.5%
4,332
3,390
27.8%
#11
BMW X1
431
209
106%
3,153
1,933
63.1%
#12
Audi Q3
424
325
30.5%
2,756
2,273
21.2%
#13
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class
411
440
-6.6%
2,716
3,581
-24.2%
#14
Infiniti QX60
393
317
24.0%
2,733
2,427
12.6%
#15
BMW X3
357
332
7.5%
3,732
3,003
24.3%
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
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
Lexus RX
720
609
18.2%
5,149
4,440
16.0%
#2
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class
647
696
-7.0%
5,255
3,929
33.7%
#3
Acura MDX
636
472
34.7%
3,473
3,492
-0.5%
#4
Ford Expedition
551
112
392%
2,057
1,456
41.3%
#5
BMW X5
529
415
27.5%
4,332
3,390
27.8%
#6
Porsche Macan
309
241
28.2%
1,644
1,432
14.8%
#7
Volvo XC90
255
190
34.2%
1,986
441
350%
#8
Audi Q7
246
201
22.4%
2,975
1,285
132%
#9
Cadillac Escalade & ESV
235
149
57.7%
1,689
1,366
23.6%
#10
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class
229
119
92.4%
1,530
1,517
0.9%
#11
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
198
153
29.4%
1,993
1,604
24.3%
#12
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
197
225
-12.4%
2,110
2,065
2.2%
#13
Chevrolet Tahoe
188
215
-12.6%
1,760
1,534
14.7%
#14
GMC Yukon
183
111
64.9%
1,522
1,056
44.1%
#15
Jaguar F-Pace
159
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Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* A4 sales include sales of the unreported Allroad.
$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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