Acura’s new TLX was the second-best-selling premium brand car and third-best-selling premium brand vehicle overall in October 2014. Compared with the results achieved by its two predecessors – TL and TSX – one year ago, TLX sales were up 168% last month.
BMW’s 3-Series continued to lead all premium brand cars, however, with 946 October sales. That represents a 12% decrease for the 3-Series, yet overall 3-Series/4-Series sales were up 0.3%.
Overall BMW passenger car volume was up 7% as their SAVs slid 13%. Likewise, Mercedes-Benz’s cars grew at a faster clip than their SUVs. A similar story was told at Acura, Porsche, and Volvo, too.
If you’re a frequent GCBC reader, you know that growth in the luxury and mass-market sectors has been generated by SUVs and crossovers of late, while Canada’s car market is, if not shrinking, then suffering progressively decreasing market share. The October results for some of Canada’s favourite luxury brands stand in contrast with this trend, but only temporarily.
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.