With no small amount of thanks to a handful of booming top sellers, Canada’s premium auto brands have generated a significant 10-percent year-over-year sales improvement through the first seven months of 2017.

Canadians are increasingly turning to SUVs and crossovers, and overall car sales are shrinking. But in this corner of the market, one that accounts for roughly one out of every 20 Canadian new vehicle sales, 2017’s first seven months have been rather more successful than the equivalent period one year ago.