Canada’s new vehicle market is up 2% this year. August 2011 was 3% better than August 2010. BMW is up 11% through the first eight months of this year and 4% in August. Without the new X1, BMW Canada would be up just 2.2% and down 8.4% in August.
It’s not as though BMW’s slightly larger X3 was struggling in August. Sales jumped 79%. Both the Mercedes-Benz GLK and Audi Q5 were more popular, however, on 2% and 6% gains, respectively.
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque will have a higher base price than every vehicle in the first chart below. At $46,995, $5395 more than the Mercedes-Benz GLK350, we can still expect to see Land Rover put up higher Evoque sales numbers than what the automaker’s been managing with the dull $44,950 LR2, sales of which tumbled 43% last month.
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