Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – December 2016 & 2016 Year End


2017 Audi Q5 red

The Audi Q5 was Canada’s top-selling luxury utility vehicle in 2016, the second consecutive year of Audi leadership among premium brand utility vehicles. 

At the end of the long-running first-gen Q5’s tenure – a new model is arriving for MY2017 – sales rose 1% even as Audi boosted Q3 sales by 7% and saw Q7 sales nearly triple.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – 2016 Year End

Sales of numerous Audi Q5 rivals grew at a far faster rate. The Acura RDX, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport (new in 2015), and Porsche Macan reported superior percentage growth. Jaguar also added 1289 F-Pace sales to help make 2016 the best year ever for Jaguar Canada, which grew faster on year-over-year terms than any other multi-vehicle brand in Canada.

Canada luxury SUV sales chart 2016
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Up a notch in size and/or price, the Lexus RX jumped 15% to 8147 units, only 166 sales behind the Audi Q5.

Just as BMW’s X models and Mercedes G, GLA, GLC, GLE, and GLS models and Audi’s Q models helped those brands set Canadian sales records in 2016, Lexus relied on the RX and smaller NX for nearly two-thirds of the brand’s sales. 

With record annual volume, Lexus was Canada’s fourth-ranked premium brand for a second year running. 

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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Subcompact
Luxury SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
243
331 -26.6% 3860 3596 7.3%
567
255 122% 5205 2942 76.9%
88
439
281 248 13.3% 4400 3719 18.3%
Total
1179
834 41.4% 13,904 10,257 35.6%

Compact
Luxury SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
601
467 28.7% 8047 7380 9.0%
636
633 0.5% 8313 8203 1.3%
475
320 48.4% 5417 4527 19.7%
66
79 -16.5% 1236 1144 8.0%
125 1018
126
188 -33.0% 2326 2283 1.9%
180
1289
172
295 -41.7% 2354 991 138%
80 -100%
136
131 3.8% 1704 2162 -21.2%
501
383 30.8% 6295 6127 2.7%
155
247 -37.2% 2618 2970 -11.9%
487
587 -17.0% 4774 5304 -10.0%
213
146 45.9% 2800 2121 32.0%
96
111 -13.5% 1526 1646 -7.3%
Total
3969
3587 10.6% 49,717 44,938 10.6%

Midsize Luxury SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
405
552 -26.6% 5425 5814 -6.7%
2 1 100%
216
21 929% 4335 1658 162%
636
422 50.7% 6942 5381 29.0%
108
78 38.5% 1178 1274 -7.5%
3
256 -98.8% 2315 4886 -52.6%
421
2789
360
312 15.4% 4238 3863 9.7%
21
39 -46.2% 481 528 -8.9%
7
57 -87.7% 764 706 8.2%
414
294 40.8% 3151 2680 17.6%
48
51 -5.9% 551 662 -16.8%
697
711 -2.0% 8147 7063 15.3%
5
13 -61.5% 102 217 -53.0%
247
437 -43.5% 3551 2900 22.4%
83
187
434
457 -5.0% 7281 6008 21.2%
211
175 20.6% 2325 2389 -2.7%
84
64 31.3% 1390 2028 -31.5%
32 -100% 218 426 -48.8%
239
94 154% 2951 957 208%
Total
4639
4065 14.1% 58,323 49,441 18.0%

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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