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Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - October 2014 YTD

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Remove a trio of new rivals from the Audi Q5's segment and sales of the continuing nameplates still increased in Canada in October 2014, though not at the rate of the overall market. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD


Canada luxury SUV sales chart October 2014
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Non-Macan/MKC/X4 sales were up 1.6% in October 2014 despite the fact that these new utility vehicles – plus the smaller Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA - were attempting to steal sales. 

They undoubtedly did, but the market for these vehicles is expanding at such a rate that slowdowns were felt by very few of the established small luxury crossover nameplates. The Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti QX50, and Land Rover LR2 all posted improved Canadian sales both in October and during the first ten months of 2014.

The Q5, even with 345 buyers heading the Q3's way, still rose 4% to 772 units. Year-to-date, no premium brand SUV/crossover has sold as often as the Q5, though Lexus's RX comes close. We'll see soon if increased RX pricing and the NX, yet to arrive, sitting below it will harm RX volume. 

Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - September 2014 YTD

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Mercedes-Benz Canada sold the company's first 184 GLA-Class crossovers in September 2014, a complement to the 247 BMW X1s sold and the 328 Audi Q3s.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


Canada luxury SUV sales chart September 2014
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Up a notch in size, Mercedes-Benz sold 649 GLKs, BMW sold 434 X3s and 100 X4s, and Audi sold 791 copies of the best-selling premium brand utility vehicle in Canada, the Q5. 

GCBC's review of the SQ5 will be published soon, as the car's week-long visit came to an end when Porsche Canada's Macan S was delivered to GCBC Towers for the third week of October.

September 2014 sales of these smallest luxury brand crossovers clearly increased dramatically as the X1 improved and was joined by two new nameplates. The larger (but still relatively small) cast of characters led by the Q5 posted 36% gains, or 20% if the newest players (Lincoln MKC and Porsche Macan) are excluded. 

Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - August 2014 YTD

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Canadians registered their first 282 Audi Q3s in August 2014. 

BMW's X1 has been here for more than three years. 12,556 have been sold.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD


Canada luxury SUV sales chart August 2014
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Mercedes-Benz's GLA is set to arrive shortly. Buick has been selling Encores for nearly two years, but to what extent does a Q3 customer wants an underpowered ugly duckling from a Detroit automaker? The Encore isn't unpopular: 629 were sold in August along with 990 copies of the Chevrolet Trax.

These vehicles will be displayed in their own separate table once there's a large enough number of vehicles to support their own list. Far more popular than the X1 is Audi's Q5, the best-selling luxury brand utility vehicle in Canada. BMW is selling 1.9 X3s per X1 even in this year of greater X3 decline.