In a heart of Canada’s auto-buying season, Canada’s contingent of heading reward automobile brands all reported record sales. For Mercedes-Benz, Canada’s top-selling reward automobile brand, May 2018 noted a initial arise in story in that a Stuttgart-based automaker sole some-more than 5,000 vehicles here. Surging Audi, that has stretched a Canadian volume in 12 uninterrupted years, surfaced a all-time sales record set in Apr with an uptick to 4,207 sum sales in May. BMW, now Canada’s third-ranked reward automobile brand, reported a 10-per cent year-over-year burst to a best-ever 3,886 sum sales.
Massive gains during a tip of a oppulance leaderboard powered a reward difficulty to 11.3 per cent of a Canadian marketplace by a initial 5 months of 2018. That’s adult from 6.3 a decade ago, before oppulance SUVs had taken reason as a reward vehicles of choice in Canada.
The strength of a oppulance code network has also been fueled by a arise of entry-level models. Mercedes-Benz, for example, now generates one-fifth of a Canadian volume (excluding blurb vans) with a B-Class/ CLA-Class/GLA-Class contingent of front-wheel-drive-based models. At BMW, where a X5 instituted a brand’s SUV pull in 1999, there are now 4 sub-X5 application vehicles.
Further credit for a oppulance swell belongs to affordable leases, low seductiveness rates, and longer-term loans. Premium automakers have also changed to support to a some-more specific desires of perfectionist consumers with offshoots such as a Audi A5 Sportback and Land Rover Range Rover Velar, vehicles that fist into a lineup between some-more mainstream existent models though conduct to carve out a larger-than-expected niche.
At a tip of a reward heap, a discerning indicate of a 10 best-selling reward code automobiles in Canada in 2018 reveals an strenuous importance on application vehicles: 7 of a tip 8 are SUVs/crossovers.
The list of tip sellers is also predictably complicated on heading brands: Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW explain a 5 tip positions and 7 of a tip ten. Although there are clearly lush vehicles on sale during other brands, and positively cost vehicles during other brands, we’ve indifferent this list for vehicles built by Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Genesis, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo. (Other reward marques do not news monthly Canadian automobile sales figures. Data is supposing by a Global Automakers of Canada.)
10. BMW 3 Series: 2,528, down 13 per cent
Once a permanent personality in a Canadian oppulance automobile sales race, a BMW 3 Series now trails dual approach rivals and another 7 reward application vehicles. In part, a 3 Series’ decrease relates to former 3 Series bodystyles that now work underneath a 4 Series banner. Combined, a dual vehicles have warranted 4,294 sales so distant this year, adequate to arrange second on this list. That annualized 3 Series/4 Series gait of around 11,500 sales is still a distant cry from 14,000 3’s sole in 2010.
9. Audi A4: 2,534, down 18 per cent
Audi’s many renouned automobile valid in 2017 that Canadian consumers sojourn really meddlesome in tangible newcomer cars. Or during least, some cars, such as a Audi A4. After averaging 5,300 annual A4 sales over a march of a decade, Audi sole some-more than 7,000 A4s in 2017. That gait now appears unsustainable, however, as a A4’s 18-per cent year-over-year dump by a initial 5 months of 2018 is a sharpest decrease of any top-selling oppulance automobile.
8. Lexus NX: 2,998, adult 8 per cent
If during initial a Lexus NX’s pattern seemed too divisive, a NX’s stream recognition put appearances to bed. In fact, a NX has usually grown some-more renouned in Canada, and a long-time best-selling Lexus, a RX, is now in risk of losing a climax to a NX. The NX now outsells a whole Lexus automobile operation by 180 units per month.
7. Acura RDX: 3,275, adult 8 per cent
As Acura prepares to launch an all-new third-generation RDX, a effusive RDX is experiencing forlorn popularity. 2017 was a RDX’s best year ever – over 8,100 were sole – and 2018 is forward of final year’s gait by 8 per cent. And that’s before a 2019 RDX, that no longer shares any Honda CR-V underpinnings, hits Acura’s Canadian showrooms.
6. Lexus RX: 3,369, down 8 per cent
South of a border, there’s no reward code automobile some-more renouned than a all-conquering Lexus RX. In Canada and in a United States, a sixth-ranked RX is unfailing to grow some-more renouned as a upmarket Toyota marque starts delivering an elongated three-row RX. Even though a long-delayed seven-seater, a Lexus RX has been a strike given Day One. Over 77,000 RXs have been sole in Canada in only a final decade alone.
5. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: 3,586, adult 19 per cent
The GLK was a tiny oppulance SUV strike for Mercedes-Benz in Canada. The GLK was afterwards transposed by a GLC and “hit” took on all-new meaning. After customarily commanding a 5,000-unit symbol with a GLK, a some-more spacious, some-more refined, some-more opulent, some-more conventionally appealing GLC constructed over 8,000 sales in 2017. Moreover, a GLC’s expansion in early 2018 suggests Mercedes-Benz will sell 9,600 GLCs this year.
4. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: 3,620, adult 41 per cent
Prior to a name change from ML to GLE in 2015, a third-generation of Mercedes-Benz’s midsize SUV arrived approach behind in 2011. Too long-lived? According to Canadian consumers who are on lane to spin 2018 into a ML/GLE’s best year ever, not during all. The GLE is accessible in a span of bodystyles, and a extended interest suggests Mercedes-Benz is expected to sell in additional of 9,000 copies in 2018.
3. BMW X3: 3,679, adult 40 per cent
BMW has high tellurian expectations for a new X3, a inheritor to a tiny oppulance SUV that birthed a shred 15 years ago. Can a X3 retrieve a climax of a world’s top-selling oppulance SUV? Scanning a Canadian marketplace alone creates transparent how formidable a X3’s charge is. Although now some-more renouned than ever, a X3 trails a tip aspirant by a domain of scarcely 1.5-to-1.
2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 4,261, down 15 per cent
Sales are falling. Marketplace trends aren’t operative in a favour. SUVs in a possess salon are offered like self-evident prohibited cakes. And yet, after stating record sales of scarcely 11,000 units in 2017 and unwell to come tighten to relating that gait in early 2018, Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class is still Canada’s many renouned oppulance car. Indeed, a C-Class is Canada’s best-selling oppulance automobile by a far-reaching margin. Its nearest opposition is 1,727 sales behind by a initial 5 months of a year.
1. Audi Q5: 5,315, adult 38 per cent
Year after year after year, Audi sells some-more and some-more and some-more vehicles in Canada. That includes some-more and some-more sales of a tip seller, a Q5 middle-rung crossover. Audi Canada scarcely doubled Q5 volume between 2011 and 2016. A year later, a Q5 surfaced a 10K mark, as Audi relied on a Q5 for roughly 3 in 10 sales. That ratio has increasing in early 2018 to 1 in 3 Audis as Q5 sales grew by 1,451 units in a initial 5 months of 2018. Not given BMW sole some-more than 14,000 copies of a 3 Series in 2010 has a reward code automobile surfaced a 14K marker, though Audi is on lane to do so this year.