Canadian sales of small luxury SUVs and crossovers jumped 43% to just under 4400 units in July 2015. The gains attributed to new contenders – Q3, GLA, Discovery Sport, and NX – were joined by increases from most established small luxury utilities.
Canadian sales of the Audi Q5, Canada’s best-selling premium brand SUV/crossover, slid 4% and BMW’s X3 plunged 51%. But the Acura RDX, BMW X4, Infiniti QX50, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Lincoln MKC, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Porsche Macan, and Volvo XC60 all posted meaningful improvements compared with July 2014.
For the RDX, it was the best July ever. July was the fifth consecutive month in which Toyota Canada topped the 400-unit mark with the Lexus NX. It was the second-best month yet for the Porsche Macan.
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Up a notch in size, Volvo’s XC90 is on its way back. The 234% year-over-year increase in July works out to only 83 extra sales, however, and with just 117 sales in total, the XC90 isn’t just well back of top sellers like the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class, it’s way below the average monthly pace Volvo Canada achieved in 2005.
A decade ago, Volvo was selling 230 XC90s per month in Canada. As availability improves, we expect to see bigger XC90 numbers. If we don’t, there’ll be trouble.
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 SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.