Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – April 2011


For the fourth time in 2011, the Lexus RX was America’s best-selling premium nameplate in April 2011. As the BMW 3-Series nears replacement, it’ll be harder and harder for BMW dealers to sell the aging model. Nevertheless, put up against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 3-Series’ closest rival, BMW still produced a 2220-unit gap last month. 3-Series sales fell 15% in April. Overall, BMW passenger car sales fell 3.5%, but BMW’s SAVs were up 65%. The X3, ranked 18th on this list of America’s best-selling luxury vehicles, jumped 253%.

Joining the RX in the Top 30 were seven other Japanese-branded luxury vehicles. There was one Korean vehicle, the Hyundai Genesis (sedan and coupe.) That leaves seven Detroit models and one Swedish car. Of the 13 German vehicles, a handful of are manufactured in America. 17 of the Top 30 were traditional passenger cars; the other 13 were SUVs or crossovers of some sort.

America’s best-selling luxury brand in April was Mercedes-Benz. Without the Sprinter, that honour would have gone to BMW. Sales at Lexus, Lincoln, Infiniti, and Bentley all declined in April 2011

America’s Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles in April 2011 are in the table below. You don’t care to consider the Hyundai Genesis or Chevrolet Corvette premium models? Knocking the Genesis and Corvette off the list would allow room for the Land Rover Range Rover Sport and then the Volvo XC60.

Rank
Car
Status
April 2011
Last Month
April 2010
#1
Lexus RX
7802
8600
7454
#2
BMW 3-Series
7452
8503
8712
#3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
5342
6107
4530
#4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
5232
6542
4624
#5
Cadillac SRX
4380
4221
3904
#6
Cadillac CTS
4220
3904
3278
#7
Acura MDX
3912
4113
3714
#8
Infiniti G
3855
7009
4263
#9
BMW 5-Series
3668
4491
2067
#10
Lexus ES
3493
3732
4396
#11
Audi A4
3328
3428
3177
#12
Acura TSX
3105
2810
2607
#13
Acura TL
2887
3995
2842
#14
Hyundai Genesis
2648
2664
2265
#15
Lexus IS
2640
2956
2701
#16
Lincoln MKZ
2546
3138
1817
#17
BMW X5
2360
2010
2098
#18
BMW X3
2277
2648
645
#19
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
1990
2792
2269
#20
Audi Q5
1977
2083
1942
#21
Volvo S60
1972
1952
0
#22
Mercedes-Benz GLK
1927
1963
1799
#23
Cadillac DTS
1906
1580
1785
#24
Lincoln MKX
1859
2267
1596
#25
Cadillac Escalade
1733
1982
2000
#26
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
1623
1953
1840
#27
Porsche Cayenne
1578
1049
326
#28
Chevrolet Corvette
1454
1163
1089
#29
Audi A5
1437
1388
1846
#30
Acura RDX
1343
1297
1168

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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