As Canadians become increasingly fond of sitting just a little bit higher, gaining some tailgate flexibility, and losing just a smidgen or two of on-road dynamic mastery, Canadians become increasingly less fond of entry-level luxury sports sedans.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Canada’s top-selling premium brand vehicle in calendar year 2015, tumbled 24% during the first two months of 2016 to 991 sales. That decline, married to the Mercedes-Benz GLE’s 58% increase, means the GLE, Mercedes-Benz’s middle SUV, is now Canada’s top-selling premium brand auto.
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And the C-Class is by no means the only formerly hot-selling luxury car to post sharp Canadian sales declines in the first one-sixth of 2016. The Acura TLX, Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Lexus IS all joined the C-Class in posting double-digit percentage losses.
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.
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