Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – November 2016


2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class’s seventh consecutive year-over-year Canadian sales increase in November 2016 was more than enough for Mercedes-Benz Canada’s top-selling vehicle to claim the crown of Canada’s best-selling luxury vehicle.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – November 2016 YTD

C-Class volume jumped 43%, a gain of 307 units, to 1028 November sales. The C-Class outsold the next-best-selling Audi Q5 by 255 units; the next-best-selling car, BMW’s 3-Series, by 404 units. 

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart November 2016
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The 3-Series was Canada’s top seller at this time a year ago, but a 47% year-over-year decline brought the 3er down to sixth place in November 2016.

Among Canada’s 15 top-selling premium brand vehicles in November, 11 were utility vehicles. 

Among Canada’s 15 best-selling $50,000+ vehicles, all 15 are SUVs and crossovers.

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.

December 2016 • October 2016November 2015

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1,028
721
42.6%
9,101
9,371
-2.9%
#2
Audi Q5
773
788
-1.9%
7,677
7,570
1.4%
#3
Acura RDX
735
613
19.9%
7,446
6,913
7.7%
#4
Lexus RX
652
671
-2.8%
7,450
6,352
17.3%
#5
BMW X5
650
412
57.8%
6,306
4,959
27.2%
#6
BMW 3-Series
624
1,167
-46.5%
7,085
9,131
-22.4%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class
583
256
128%
4,287
4,717
-9.1%
#8
Lexus NX
574
520
10.4%
5,794
5,744
0.9%
#9
Audi A4
540
336
60.7%
5,655
5,104
10.8%
#10
BMW X3
521
432
20.6%
4,942
4,207
17.5%
#11
BMW X1
520
270
92.6%
4,638
2,687
72.6%
#12
Cadillac XT5
477
2,368
#13
Mercedes-Benz 
GLE-Class & M-Class
444
456
-2.6%
6,847
5,551
23.3%
#14
Acura MDX
435
565
-23.0%
5,020
5,262
-4.6%
#15
Acura TLX
404
326
23.9%
3,830
4,738
-19.2%

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
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
652
671
-2.8%
7,450
6,352
17.3%
#2
BMW X5
650
412
57.8%
6,306
4,959
27.2%
#3
Chevrolet Tahoe
647
159
307%
2,924
2,116
38.2%
#4
GMC Yukon
617
157
293%
2,728
1,570
73.8%
#5
GMC Yukon XL
591
118
401%
2,418
1,396
73.2%
#6
Chevrolet Suburban
456
145
215%
1,973
1,219
61.9%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class
444
456
-2.6%
6,847
5,551
23.3%
#8
Acura MDX
435
565
-23.0%
5,020
5,262
-4.6%
#9
Audi Q7
340
47
623%
4,119
1,637
152%
#10
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
297
286
3.8%
2,737
2,386
14.7%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class
234
297
-21.2%
2,223
2,186
1.7%
#12
Volvo XC90
280
161
73.9%
2,712
863
214%
#13
Porsche Macan
264
130
103%
2,587
1,975
31.0%
#14
Cadillac Escalade
251
203
23.6%
2,330
1,941
20.0%
#14.1
Cadillac Escalade *
177
161
9.9%
1,468
1,498
-2.0%
#14.2
Cadillac Escalade ESV *
74
42
76.2%
862
443
94.6%
#15
Ford Expedition
247
154
60.4%
3,276
2,021
62.1%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
^ Mercedes-Benz Canada’s figures combine the E-Class with the CLS.
* Escalade breakdown by variant.
$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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