Canadians continue to veer away from core luxury cars as Canadian sales of luxury SUVs and crossovers skyrocket.
October 2015 sales of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and its CLS-Class slid 16%. The Hyundai Genesis reported a 58% October sales decrease. The Jaguar XF, awaiting replacement – and the F-Pace SUV sibling – slid 34% in October. The Lexus ES and Lincoln MKS? Down 25% and 15%, respectively.
The BMW 3-Series made further headway in catching up to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, currently Canada’s best-selling premium brand car. 3-Series sales slid 8%, year-over-year, but with 873 sales, the 3-Series finished October 64 sales ahead of the Benz.
That likely won’t be enough for the 3-Series to maintain its typical position as Canada’s favourite luxury car. The C-Class is 686 sales ahead of the 3-Series with two months remaining on the calendar.
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A number of the chief rivals of the 3-Series and C-Class posted notable Canadian sales decreases in October 2015. The Acura TLX tumbled 47%; the Volvo S60 was among Canada’s worst-selling vehicles thanks to a 69% tumble.
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.