The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Canada’s top-selling premium brand new vehicle and thus the top-selling vehicle in its class in 2015, as well. Sales of the C-Class jumped 42% to 9992 units, its highest total since 2012 and a notable achievement given the degree to which Canadian auto consumers are fleeing cars for SUVs and crossovers.
Canada’s perennial luxury leader, the BMW 3-Series, slipped 5% to 9590 units. The 3er’s 4-Series offshoot brought in another 4942 sales. Combined, the duo was up 7% to 14,532 units, clearly far in excess of the C-Class’s total, albeit a total achieved with far more bodystyles in BMW’s case.
The German premium auto brands’ entry-level candidates were fast movers in 2015, as well. BMW sold 1703 copies of the 2-Series, the highest total for the 2-Series (and its 1-Series predecessor) since 2010.
Audi sold 3788 copies of the A3, more than the A3 managed in 2011, 2012, and 2013 combined.
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Mercedes-Benz CLA sales, meanwhile, rose ever so slightly to a best-in-group 3870 units even as Mercedes-Benz added 3719 CLA hatchback sales in the form of the GLA.
Their bigger brethren, however, were not so fortunate. Combined sales of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (CLS inclusive), BMW 5-Series, and Audi A6 fell 15% in 2015. Competitors such as the Acura RLX, Cadillac CTS, Hyundai Genesis, Jaguar XF, Lincoln MKS, and Volvo S80 all declined, as well.
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.