Canadian sales of a wide array of entry-level luxury brand cars declined sharply in August 2014. But the segment is so full of new players, and returning players, that entry-level luxury car sales grew 7% last month.
The Acura TSX, BMW 1-Series, and Volvo C30 are dead and gone. Sales of the Acura ILX, Audi A4, Infiniti Q50, Lexus CT, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Volvo S60/V60 all declined sharply.
But big gains from the Audi A3 (hardly part of the market a year ago) and hundreds of sales from newer nameplates like the BMW 4-Series and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class boosted the broadly-bordered category.
Sales of their bigger brethren, meanwhile, increased 11% as the major players from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi all recorded significant year-over-year improvements.
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 luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.