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

2016 BMw 3-Series sedan
Historically Canada's preeminent luxury car, the BMW 3-Series has faded in recent months in concert with the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class's rise. The C-Class, for example, was Canada's top-selling luxury car in 2015 and leads through the first ten months of 2016 by 1612 units.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2016 YTD


But year-over-year, the BMW 3-Series reported a 37% Canadian sales increase in October 2016, driving into four-digit territory for the first time since November of last year. The 3-Series outsold the C-Class by 334 units in October. 

Lexus's RX was the top-selling premium brand utility vehicle; the top-selling $50K+ vehicle overall.


Canada luxury auto brand market share chart October 2016
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Among the top 15 most popular premium brand autos in Canada in October, 12 were utility vehicles. Only the top two and their direct rival, the surging Audi A4, broke up the SUV/crossover dominance. 

Among the 15 most popular $50K+ vehicles, 14 were SUVs/crossovers. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class (including its CLS offshoot) ranked 14th as the only car. We reviewed the new Mercedes-Benz E300 last month.
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 2016October 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
October
2016
October
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
1,199
873
37.3%
6,461
7,964
-18.9%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
865
809
6.9%
8,073
8,650
-6.7%
#3
Lexus RX
853
654
30.4%
6,798
5,681
19.7%
#4
Acura RDX
829
624
32.9%
6,711
6,300
6.5%
#5
Audi Q5
815
852
-4.3%
6,904
6,782
1.8%
#6
Lexus NX
736
840
-12.4%
5,220
5,224
-0.1%
#7
Audi A4
720
548
31.4%
5,115
4,768
7.3%
#8
Acura MDX
596
513
16.2%
4,585
4,697
-2.4%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class
581
351
65.5%
3,704
4,461
-17.0%
#10
BMW X5
551
328
68.0%
5,656
4,547
24.4%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class
481
477
0.8%
6,403
5,095
25.7%
#12
Infiniti QX60
441
424
4.0%
3,496
3,208
9.0%
#13
Cadillac XT5
435
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---
1,891
---
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#14
BMW X1
428
121
254%
4,118
2,417
70.4%
#15
Audi Q7
386
125
209%
3,779
1,590
138%
For the purposes of the above list, premium brands include Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. Brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lotus don't report specific monthly sales data.

Rank
Vehicles With Base
Prices Above $50K
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
853
654
30.4%
6,798
5,681
19.7%
#2
Ford Expedition
713
191
273%
3,029
1,867
62.2%
#3
Acura MDX
596
513
16.2%
4,585
4,697
-2.4%
#4
BMW X5
551
328
68.0%
5,656
4,547
24.4%
#5
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class
481
477
0.8%
6,403
5,095
25.7%
#6
Audi Q7
386
125
209%
3,779
1,590
138%
#7
Porsche Macan
323
206
56.8%
2,323
1,845
25.9%
#8
GMC Yukon XL
263
219
20.1%
1,827
1,278
43.0%
#9
GMC Yukon
257
193
33.2%
2,111
1,413
49.4%
#10
Volvo XC90
238
180
32.2%
2,432
702
246%
#11
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
220
269
-18.2%
2,440
2,100
16.2%
#12
Jaguar F-Pace
203
---
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914
---
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#13
Chevrolet Tahoe
196
191
2.6%
2,277
1,957
16.4%
#14
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
188
276
-31.9%
2,596
2,614
-0.7%
#15
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class
185
241
-23.2%
1,989
1,889
5.3%
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 and the S-Class with the CL.
$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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