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

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The $62,900-$98,500 BMW X5 continues to stand above all other premium brand utility vehicles in terms of total Canadian sales in 2014. February 2014 X5 volume was more than triple what BMW Canada managed in February 2013. 

The X5's closest challengers are far more affordable, but their February gains were slight or nonexistent. Audi sold 484 Q5s, a 5% improvement; Lexus RX sales were level at 449. Fewer than one out of every 20 RXs sold was an RX450h.


Canada luxury SUV sales chart February 2014
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The Q5 and some of its small, entry-level rivals combined for a 3% year-over-year decrease in February 2014 as sales of the Acura RDX, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK, and Volvo XC60 declined. 

Volvo hasn't sold more than 100 XC60s in a single month since November.

Meanwhile, sales of many X5 rivals improved last month. Acura MDX volume was up 85%. The Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and Volkswagen Touareg triumvirate combined for 400 sales, a 14% increase. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class was up 35%. Range Rover Sport sales jumped 55%. Sales of the Lexus GX almost doubled.

Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - January 2014

With a huge uptick in BMW X5 volume, the January 2014 growth among larger, so-called "midsize" luxury SUVs and crossovers was far more significant than the growth experienced by their smaller brethren - RDX, Q5, X1, X3, QX50, LR2, Evoque, GLK, and XC60 - sales of which grew 4.3% last month.

The X5 was certainly not the only higher-priced luxury utility vehicle to produce a big increase, although its 128% jump was certainly the biggest from a purely volume perspective. (Lexus GX460 sales were up 131%.) Acura MDX sales rose 38%, the Infiniti QX60 was up 85%, Land Rover LR4 sales nearly doubled, Range Rover Sport sales did double. Two Lincolns and one Porsche all generated significant increases, as well.


Ranked 20th among all utility vehicles regardless of brand status, the X5 was the top-selling premium brand utility vehicle in Canada in January 2014. The big BMW was followed closely by the 20th-ranked Audi Q5 and 21st-ranked Lexus RX. And by closely, we do mean closely: only four sales separated the trio.

In part because BMW's car sales fell 27%, utility vehicles - BMW's four X models - accounted for 57% of BMW brand sales in Canada in January 2014, BMW Canada's best January ever. 

Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - December 2013 And 2013 Year End

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After outselling its nearest premium brand rival, the Audi Q5, by 978 units in 2012, the Lexus RX was challenged more closely by the Q5 in 2013, outselling the Audi by just 242 units over the last twelve months.

The RX and its SUV stablemates at Lexus, the LX and GX, accounted for 52.9% of Lexus sales in 2013, Lexus's best Canadian sales year in the company's history. That's up from 51.9% in 2012.

Two Audis, the Q5 and Q7, brought in 45.5% of Audi sales in Canada in 2013, up from 39% in 2012.

Four X models at BMW drove their share of BMW's Canadian sales output down to 44.2% from 47% in 2012. Acura crossovers produced 64.6% of the brand's sales in 2013, up from 58.8% a year ago. 


Land Rover produced 80.3% of Jaguar-Land Rover Canada's 2013 sales, down from 86.9% in 2012. 63% of the Infinitis sold in 2013 were SUVs/crossovers, up from 58.4% in 2012. The G, GL, GLK, and M-Class account for 42.7% of Mercedes-Benz Canada's non-Sprinter sales, up from 42.5% in 2012.