Year-over-year, Canadian sales of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class tumbled 28% in November 2015, a loss of 41 units compared with November 2014. That’s more lost sales than most of the total monthly sales achieved by most of the S-Class’s direct rivals.
Yet even with that sharp 28% drop, the S-Class easily outsold the next two best-selling cars in the class. In a segment that’s lost sales during 2015’s first 11 months, Canadian sales of the S-Class have grown 5% to 1056 units so far this year. Unless December volume plunges far further than November’s total, 2015 sales of the S-Class will climb to an eight-year high.
BMW, the closest challenger to the S-Class’s throne, after posting a 16% 7-Series sales loss in 2015’s first ten months, posted a 52% increase in November. The new 7-Series is a technological tour de force, but that may not be nearly enough to unseat the S-Class, which has defined the class for decades.
Meanwhile, we profiled the Lexus LS last week on AutoFocus.ca’s list of the 25 most ignored new vehicles in Canada.
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. This table is sortable, so you can rank large luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.