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


2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic Navy Blue

Despite sales which fell 16.4% year-over-year the BMW 3-Series retained its best-selling luxury car in Canada crown in July 2011. Vehicles which we’d tenderly call “stiff competition” couldn’t come close to the 3-Series’ declining total. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, for example, was 386 sales back; the Audi A4 593 abaft; the Infiniti G 636 behind. 

For the third consecutive month the Mercedes-Benz GLK was Canada’s favourite premium utility vehicle. Sales fell by three units year-over-year (and 20.7% from June) but the GLK still had the Lexus RX (down 34.2%) beat by 67 units.

Really expensive machinery doesn’t often make appearances on Canada’s list of the 30 best-selling luxury vehicles. Whereas Americans acquire copious amounts of GL-Class Benzes and Range Rover Sports, vehicles which retail for more than $70,000 in Canada, the most expensive vehicles on this list feature base prices closer to $60K than $70K. Three cheaper vehicles on this list aren’t even on sale in America: BMW’s X1 has a base price of $38,500, the Acura CSX starts at $24,290, and the Mercedes-Benz B200 is a $31,650 mini-minivan.

There are 17 passenger cars on this list; 13 premium SUVs and crossovers. There are 15 German-branded vehicles, nine Japanese, four American, and two Swedes. All 30 of Canada’s best-selling luxury vehicles in July 2011 are in the table below. 

If you don’t agree with the inclusion of the Acura CSX or the inexpensive Mercedes-Benz B-Class or the combining of Volvo’s S40/V50 sales, the following vehicles were next up for induction: Volkswagen Touareg (very premium in price, you see), Acura TSX, Volvo S40 (by itself), Volvo S60, Lincoln MKS, Lexus CT200h, Volvo XC90. Total Hyundai Genesis sales reached 489. South of the border this would have garnered the Genesis a spot, but Hyundai USA releases Genesis figures as one vehicle. In Canada, we know only 81 of those 489 sales were Genesis sedans.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
Status
July 2011
July 2010 
Year-To-Date
#1
BMW 3-Series
943
1128
6915
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
557
587
5178
#3
Mercedes-Benz GLK
478
481
3172
#4
Lexus RX
411
645
3761
#5
Acura MDX
385
497
2789
#6
BMW X1
356
—–
1215
#7
Audi A4
350
413
3362
#8
Lincoln MKX
344
291
2398
#9
BMW X3
324
186
2588
#10
Infiniti G
307
448
2065
#11
Audi Q5
301
349
2696
#12
BMW X5
285
270
2184
#13
Acura RDX
270
281
1499
#14
Cadillac SRX
246
308
1868
#15
Mercedes-Benz E & CLS-Class
239
371
2110
#16
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
222
305
2099
#17
Cadillac CTS
215
209
1979
#18
Audi A5
205
174
1362
#19
Lexus IS
203
210
1251
#20
Lincoln MKZ
187
243
1066
#21
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
186
138
1819
#22
Acura TL
183
258
1476
#23
Acura CSX
174
171
1081
#24
BMW 5-Series
166
151
1651
#25
Lexus ES
163
249
1104
#26
Volvo XC60
157
211
1162
#27
Infiniti EX
153
174
832
#28
Volvo S40/V50
148
102
548
#29
Audi A3
142
107
753
#30
BMW 1-Series
140
191
1082

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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