Canadian sales of the smallest premium utility vehicles rose 29% in April 2016 despite sliding Mercedes-Benz GLA sales.
The Audi Q3 recorded its best month ever, as Canadians seemingly disagree with GoodCarBadCar’s March review. Sales of the BMW X1, meanwhile, rose to a 25-month high of 423 units, a 59% year-over-year increase.
Up a notch in size and price – and a few notches in prestige and panache – the Audi Q5 also recorded its best-ever monthly Canadian sales total. In the Q5’s case, this meant outselling all other premium SUVs and crossovers with 908 April sales, more than double the Q3’s April total.
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Year-to-date, Canada’s top-selling premium utility is the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the ML’s replacement. GLE sales are up 46%, year-over-year.
On a percentage basis, the BMW X1, Infiniti QX50, Audi Q7, Lexus RX, and Lincoln MKX, Infiniti QX80, and Lexus LX570 are the premium utilities with greater growth rates than the GLE.
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 sortable, so you can rank luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.