Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – January 2017


2017 Audi A4
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class reported a 69% year-over-year surge to 664 units in January 2017, enough to make Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling product Canada’s best-selling luxury vehicle.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017

The C-Class was victorious in the same race in calendar year 2016, outselling the second-ranked Audi Q5 by 1641 units. In January, the C-Class finished 94 sales ahead of a different Audi, the second-ranked Audi A4, sales of which tripled.

Among premium brand utility vehicles, the Lexus RX was January’s leader, rising 6% to 554 units. 

As Canada’s new vehicle market surged to an all-time January high of 111,000 units, 11 of the 15 top-selling luxury vehicles in Canada were SUVs/crossovers. Utility vehicle volume jumped 11% in Canada in January; car sales were down 5%. 

Among vehicles priced above $50,000, the Lexus RX led a group of top sellers that included just one car, and 14 SUVs/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.

February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Rank
Premium Brand Vehicle
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016

Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
664
394
68.5%
#2
Audi A4
570
193
195%
#3
Lexus RX
554
524
5.7%
#4
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
539
315
71.1%
#5
Audi Q5
498
419
18.9%
#6
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
472
261
80.8%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
469
605
-22.5%
#8
BMW X5
460
292
57.5%
#9
BMW 3-Series
459
507
-9.5%
#10
Acura RDX
455
333
36.6%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
428
274
56.2%
#12
BMW X3
398
264
50.8%
#13
Lexus NX
356
306
16.3%
#14
Cadillac XT5
316
#15
Audi Q7
312
334
-6.6%

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
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
#1
Lexus RX
554
524
5.7%
#2
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
469
605
-22.5%
#3
BMW X5
460
292
57.5%
#4
Audi Q7
312
334
-6.6%
#5
Acura MDX
271
364
-25.5%
#6
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
260
220
18.2%
#7
Porsche Macan
218
112
94.6%
#8
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
208
308
-32.5%
#9
Ford Expedition
199
111
79.3%
#10
Volvo XC90
165
103
60.2%
#11
Jaguar F-Pace
159
#12
Cadillac Escalade
155
153
1.3%
#12.1
Cadillac Escalade *
80
124
-35.5%
#12.2
Cadillac Escalade ESV *
75
29
159%
#13
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
152
231
-34.2%
#14
Land Rover Range Rover
137
114
20.2%
#15
GMC Yukon
109
137
-20.4%

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.
$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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