In February 2014, two of the SUVs with the highest base prices in Canada sold at a faster clip than they did in February 2013. But overall, big flagship luxury brand SUVs were down 17% last month despite the big increases from the Range Rover and Lexus LX570.
Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 20 fewer GLs and four fewer G-Class brutes. Infiniti QX80 sales were down by five units. Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV sales slid 12%, or four units, but Cadillac also lost 24 Escalade EXT sales as that Avalanche-based truck disappears.
Like Cadillac’s with the Escalade, Lincoln is currently entering a replacement phase with the Navigator, evidenced by the 85% drop in February, a loss of 44 sales.
But the Navigator’s decline isn’t a new thing. Sales of the Expedition-based Lincoln – set to be a turbo V6-powered only SUV when the MY2015 model (pictured above) debuts – fell 52% between 2011 and 2013, falling 71% between 2005 and 2013.
2005 was the last time Ford Canada sold more than 1000 Lincoln Navigators in a single calendar year.
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. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank large luxury SUVs any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.