Canadian sales of subcompact luxury crossovers jumped 18% in November 2016 despite sharp declines reported by both the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Incidentally, with the addition of the GLA-based Infiniti QX30, total GLA/QX30 sales rose 13%. The class-leading BMW X1 nearly doubled its November volume to 520 units, the X1’s third 500+ month in the last half-year.
Sales of the X1’s bigger brother, the BMW X3, also increased to more than 500 units. The X3’s larger brother, the BMW X5, jumped 58% to 650 units, fourth among premium brand utilities in November.
No premium auto brand sells more vehicles in Canada than Mercedes-Benz. But no premium auto brand operating in Canada sells more SUVs/crossovers than BMW. BMW calls them SAVs: sports activity vehicles.
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BMW’s SAV quintet is up 28% to 18,126 units through 2016’s first 11 months, propelling the BMW brand to record sales of 35,067 units (an 8% year-over-year improvement) through 11 months despite an 8% drop in car sales.
Mercedes-Benz, which has seen its car and SUV volume rise 5% to 37,637 units in 2016 so far, produced an 11% improvement to 17,891 SUV/crossover sales in 2016’s first 11 months.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.