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

Canada luxury SUV sales chart July 2014
Big boosts from the BMW X1 and X3, plus a substantial increase from the Audi Q5, Canada's top-selling premium brand utility vehicle, led the smaller luxury crossover category to 30% gains in July 2014.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - July 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV Sales Rankings By Model - July 2014 YTD


Canada luxury SUV sales chart July 2014
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The Q5, X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK, and Porsche Macan owned 54.4% of the category, down from 58.2% a year ago. 

Among their larger brethren, sales did not rise as quickly in July due to losses at Infiniti (QX60 down 17%), Acura (MDX down 17%), and Volvo, where only 69 XC70s and XC90s were sold in total. 

Land Rover Range Rover Sport volume more than doubled in July. Lexus RX sales slid 2% to 649 units, a July best for premium brand utility vehicles.

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

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Although the Audi Q5 has taken over from the Lexus RX as Canada's best-selling premium brand utility vehicle, the Q5 and its cohorts have seen their sales collectively fall 4% this year. June volume fell 6% despite the addition of 168 Porsche Macan sales and 53 Lincoln MKCs. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV & Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD


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Admittedly, a significant increase in Q5 popularity does not stand in contrast to the RX's slight 2% improvement. The RX has historically been a value-priced midsize luxury crossover, but Lexus is now making room for the NX, and the RX's current $50,600 base price (a 12.6% jump from MY2013) reflects an attempt to carve out space for more heavily-optioned NX200Ts and the hybrid NX300h. 

Indeed, along with the Q5, sales of the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, Land Rover LR2, and Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque have all increased. 

Yet combined sales of the BMW X1, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLK have fallen 25%, a 1746-unit loss. Exclude the Macan and MKC from the equation and this smaller, less expensive tier of premium utility vehicles has fallen 5.6%, or more than 1000 units, over the last six months. 

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

2014 Lincoln MKC
By just the smallest of margins, Lexus' RX took over the lead from the Audi Q5 as Canada's top-selling premium brand utility vehicle through the first five months of 2014.

The RX outsold the Q5 by 71 units in May and leads by 46 units year-to-date. RX sales improved by 4% in May; Q5 volume was up 24%. So far this year, the RX and its GX and LX siblings account for 51% of Toyota Canada's Lexus volume. The Q5 and Q7 are responsible for attracting 43% of all Audi customers.


All 249 Vehicles Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
• All 86 SUVs & Crossovers Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales


Canada luxury SUV sales chart May 2014
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Ford Canada reported Lincoln's first three MKC sales at the very end of May. Porsche sold 104 Macans even as Cayenne volume increased. This means six out of every ten Porsches sold in Canada in May were utility vehicles. Indeed, the Boxster, Cayman, and 911 accounted for just one-third of Porsche's Canadian volume last month.

As we already mentioned in the U.S. version of this post: At this point, it's worth noting that the Macan is only available in $54,300 S trim or as a $82,200 Macan Turbo. The competitors with which we list the Macan, even the Range Rover Evoque, currently make use of significantly lower base prices. The Audi Q5 starts at $40,900, for example, and the new Lincoln MKC starts at $39,940. In fact, a basic Cayenne's MSRP is only $3200 beyond the Macan's, at least right now.