Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – May 2011


2011 Porsche Cayenne White

Premium-branded cars aren’t supposed to sell all that well. They’re more expensive, and thus, they’re supposedly, almost automatically, more exclusive. That theory doesn’t hold water when it comes to the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, two leaders of this Best-Selling Luxury list which also found a place on the overall Best-Selling Cars In Canada list for May. However, after the C-Class, sales drop off severely. In fact, the final vehicle on this list enjoyed sales which were seven times weaker than the 3-Series and C-Class. That said, sales of that vehicle, the Good 12-winning Porsche Cayenne, were up 303% last month.

No luxury-branded vehicle posted a greater year-over-year May sales increase than the Jaguar XJ. But only 26 XJs were sold last month, not enough to land in the Top 30. It was the Cayenne, Porsche’s best-selling model, which reported the greatest increase among luxury cars you’ll see in the table below. The Acura ZDX fell harder than any luxury vehicle, but it was so unpopular that it didn’t make it in the Top 30, either. Again, as far as cars from this list go, no car posted a greater decrease than the Lexus ES. Sales of the midsize Camry-based Lexus slid 47.5%.

Coming close but losing out to 30 more popular luxury competitors in May were the Mercedes-Benz G/GL-Class jumbo sport-ute duo, Audi’s Q7 and A7, Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport, and the Audi A3. The Lexus CT200h and the aforementioned Q7 were on the list of Canada’s 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles in April but, quite apparently, weren’t on the list in May 2011. The two newcomers were Volkswagen’s Touareg, in 27th spot, and the BMW X1 way up in 14th.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
Status
May 2011
May 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
BMW 3-Series
1057
1018
4354
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1044
921
3826
#3
Mercedes-Benz GLK
617
526
2091
T4
Lexus RX
490
678
2916
T4
BMW X3
490
410
1856
#6
Acura MDX
389
509
1924
#7
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
387
281
1506
#8
Mercedes-Benz E & CLS-Class
361
337
1520
#9
Audi A4
354
456
2514
#10
Cadillac CTS
324
322
1446
#11
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
317
338
1364
#12
Audi Q5
316
245
2004
#13
BMW X5
300
380
1517
#14
BMW X1
298
—–
403
#15
Lincoln MKX
292
462
1697
#16
Cadillac SRX
280
271
1251
#17
Infiniti G
270
367
1427
#18
BMW 5-Series
264
137
1297
#19
Audi A5
239
211
968
#20
Acura RDX
215
324
1023
#21
Acura TL
214
277
1095
#22
Lincoln MKZ
194
158
669
#23
BMW 1-Series
187
195
717
#24
Volvo XC60
175
176
780
#25
Acura CSX
167
156
738
#26
Volvo S60
164
—–
587
#27
Volkswagen Touareg
162
55
733
#28
Lexus IS
161
276
845
#29
Lexus ES
155
295
781
#30
Porsche Cayenne
149
37
625

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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