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


2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country white

Canadian car sales are falling. 

Canadian luxury car sales? Also falling. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD

A perennial favourite from BMW, the 3-Series, is down 27% this year, a loss of 1678 sales, after a 25% August 2016 tumble.

Despite rising sales of late, Mercedes-Benz C-Class sales are down by a tenth this year, but the C-Class is still Canada’s top-selling premium brand car through two-thirds of 2016.

Acura, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo car sales are in decline this year. 

Canada August 2016 luxury car sales chart
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Some of the worst declines belong to some of the most affordable cars. Lexus CT sales, for example, are down 42%. Cadillac ATS sales are down 26%. Acura TLX sales are down 17%. Volvo V60 sales are down 49%.

These are not the S-Classes and Mulsannes and Quattroportes of the automotive universe. These are the cars that compete at a price point where Canadians could otherwise buy a nice compact luxury crossover or a family-friendly three-row utility vehicle. 

And so they do. Canadian sales of utility vehicles are up 13% this year.

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 • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
273
249 9.6% 1553 1633 -4.9%
334
419 -20.3% 2788 3350 -16.8%
302
352 -14.2% 2836 2719 4.3%
535
466 14.8% 3738 3828 -2.4%
129
116 11.2% 1106 1195 -7.4%
3 -100%
152
120 26.7% 1496 1043 43.4%
654
875 -25.3% 4537 6215 -27.0%
336
356 -5.6% 3293 3503 -6.0%
219
418 -47.6% 1553 2089 -25.7%
285
329 -13.4% 1891 2131 -11.3%
8
40 -80.0% 30 310 -90.3%
45
123
27
57 -52.6% 343 586 -41.5%
304
258 17.8% 2004 2318 -13.5%
64
128 -50.0% 362 622 -41.8%
182
212 -14.2% 1765 1468 20.2%
821
756 8.6% 6301 7025 -10.3%
346
342 1.2% 3022 2599 16.3%
44
62 -29.0% 521 489 6.5%
60
82 -26.8% 379 739 -48.7%
Total
5120
5637 -9.2% 39,641 43,865 -9.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
11
13 -15.4% 79 128 -38.3%
334
419 -20.3% 2788 3350 -16.8%
109
81 34.6% 656 618 6.1%
82
73 12.3% 595 532 11.8%
138
166 -16.9% 1329 1199 10.8%
32
100
141
38 271% 551 479 15.0%
35
74 -52.7% 281 443 -36.6%
5 -100% 5 25 -80.0%
106
73 45.2% 900 986 -8.7%
11
14 -21.4% 123 140 -12.1%
53
32 65.6% 396 345 14.8%
2
2 0.0% 25 21 19.0%
185
199 -7.0% 1410 1547 -8.9%
30
42 -28.6% 280 279 0.4%
2
5 -60.0% 191 133 43.6%
122
100 22.0% 672 757 -11.2%
9
34 -73.5% 221 209 5.7%
197
225 -12.4% 2110 2065 2.2%
1
3 -66.7% 23 61 -62.3%
38
38
26
23 13.0% 185 307 -39.7%
Total
1664
1621 2.6% 12,958 13,624 -4.9%

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, CT6 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.

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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – September 2016
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