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Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada - December 2014 And 2014 Year End

2014 Audi Q3
Canadian sales of compact luxury crossovers jumped 81% in 2014 thanks to the arrival of new competitors for the BMW X1. Those competitors, the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, arrived in the second half and, as the year progressed, had a negative impact on the popularity of the BMW X1. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model - 2014 Year End
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - 2014 Year End


Canada luxury SUV sales chart 2014
These are certainly not the most popular luxury utility vehicles, however. Move up a notch or two in terms of size and price and you'll find numerous vehicles which outsold the whole small trio. (Granted, two-thirds of the trio didn't have a full year.) The Acura RDX and MDX, Audi Q5, and Lexus RX all generated more than 6000 Canadian sales in 2014.

As for the RX, its 7913-unit total made it the country's top-selling premium brand SUV/crossover, just 51 sales ahead of the Audi Q5.

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

The Audi Q5 is no longer Canada's best-selling luxury SUV. Both in November 2014 and through the first eleven months of 2014, the Q5 has been outsold. 

The Lexus RX now leads on year-to-date terms with 7343 units, 85 more than the Q5. The RX, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Acura RDX, and Acura MDX all outsold the Q5 in November 2014.


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


Canada luxury SUV sales chart November 2014
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But while Q5 sales slowed in November, Audi Canada more than made up for the deficit by reporting another month of improved Q3 sales. 

The smallest Audi crossover generated 366 sales last month, taking Audi's Q5/Q3 total up to 881 units in November 2014 from 687 in November 2013, a 28% year-over-year improvement. 

Meanwhile, BMW's selling more X1s even with the arrival of increased competition from the Q3 and Mercedes-Benz's GLA. X1 sales jumped 43% in November. 

BMW's bigger X3 is down year-to-date but jumped 30% to 461 November sales. The Mercedes-Benz GLK climbed beyond 600 units for the third time this year.

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

2013 Infiniti JX35
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.