Luxury isn’t just something you can encounter inside a premium version of a volume brand car like the Toyota Avalon or GMC Yukon. Features for which you’ll often pay extra on an entry-level “premium brand” car are now standard on Kias costing way less than $30,000.

Yes, the market has skewed, but that doesn’t change the fact that Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Acura, Lexus, Cadillac, Infiniti, Porsche, Lincoln, Land Rover, Volvo, and Jaguar are still viewed as a cut above in terms of image and prestige, albeit in some cases just a snip above and in others many cuts above.

Through April, these are the top sellers in Canada from those brands, regardless of price, regardless of how many “luxury” vehicles are sold by mainstream automakers.