Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – January 2017


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class red

Despite a 5% drop in passenger car sales in January 2017, sales of many entry-luxury and small luxury sports sedans ticked up markedly last month.

Year-over-year, the Audi A3 and Audi A4, BMW 2-Series, Infiniti Q60, Lexus CT and Lexus IS, and Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class, C-Class, and CLA-Class all improved. 

The Audi A4 added 377 sales to Audi’s ledger, nearly tripling its January 2016 volume to 570 units in January 2017, good enough for the A4 to be Canada’s second-best-selling luxury car last month. 

Canada luxury car sales chart January 2017
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With an 81% improvement to 472 sales, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class jumped into third spot overall among luxury cars, 13 sales ahead of the declining BMW 3-Series.

And the leader of the pack, Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class, was up 69% to 664 units. January marked the C-Class’s ninth consecutive month of year-over-year improvement.

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 • February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Small/Entry 
Luxury Car
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
105
126 -16.7% 105 126 -16.7%
207
232 -10.8% 207 232 -10.8%
216
206 4.9% 216 206 4.9%
570
193 195% 570 193 195%
27
57 -52.6% 27 57 -52.6%
98
91 7.7% 98 91 7.7%
459
507 -9.5% 459 507 -9.5%
146
372 -60.8% 146 372 -60.8%
99
259 -61.8% 99 259 -61.8%
83
209 -60.3% 83 209 -60.3%
52
7 643% 52 7 643%
28
28
26
23 13.0% 26 23 13.0%
140
131 6.9% 140 131 6.9%
13
32 -59.4% 13 32 -59.4%
171
134 27.6% 171 134 27.6%
664
394 68.5% 664 394 68.5%
472
261 80.8% 472 261 80.8%
22
54 -59.3% 22 54 -59.3%
34
33 3.0% 34 33 3.0%
Total
3632
3321 9.4% 3632 3321 9.4%

Midsize Luxury Car
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
3
7 -57.1% 3 7 -57.1%
50
44 13.6% 50 44 13.6%
39
40 -2.5% 39 40 -2.5%
4
42 -90.5% 4 42 -90.5%
21
21
31
78 -60.3% 31 78 -60.3%
31
36 -13.9% 31 36 -13.9%
8
8
14
14
1
53 -98.1% 1 53 -98.1%
13
28 -53.6% 13 28 -53.6%
18
16 12.5% 18 16 12.5%
2
1 100% 2 1 100%
87
141 -38.3% 87 141 -38.3%
15
30 -50.0% 15 30 -50.0%
46
46
2
13 -84.6% 2 13 -84.6%
62
48 29.2% 62 48 29.2%
11
11 0.0% 11 11 0.0%
152
231 -34.2% 152 231 -34.2%
17 -100% 17 -100%
14
14
1
20 -95.0% 1 20 -95.0%
Total
563
856 -34.2% 563 856 -34.2%

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 Continental 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 – February 2017
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