Top 30 Best Selling Luxury Vehicles In America – September 2011


2012 Volvo S60 R-Design Red Front End

The U.S. auto market grew by 10% in September 2011. More specifically, the luxury portion of the market, as described here, grew by 6.4%. That’s slightly off the pace, a fact which will come as no surprise once you realize that more than one-third of America’s 30 best-selling luxury vehicles suffered from declining year-over-year sales in September.

At the top of the leaderboard, the BMW 3-Series enjoyed a decent September sales spurt as it closes in on being replaced by the sixth-generation F30 3-Series. September sales of the 3-Series rose 4%, year-over-year. More than 2600 sales behind but ranked second was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, sales of which jumped 29% last month. 

Further down the list of best-selling luxury vehicles, you’ll spot even greater gains. BMW garnered an 1169% boost in X3 sales as the second-generation X3, fully on-stream now, is contrasted with the end of the first-generation X3’s reign. Though X3 sales improved dramatically, it still trailed the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK in overall volume. 

Ranked 25th, one spot beind the X3, Volvo’s S60 soared upward at a 519% clip. That explains a large part of Volvo’s 21.4% overall increase. Yet Volvo, as a brand, didn’t sell as many vehicles as Lexus did with the RX alone, despite the fact that Lexus RX sales slid 33%.

If you’d prefer not to see the Hyundai Genesis on this list (Genesis sales include the Genesis Coupe, priced from $22,250), the Infiniti QX56 is next up with 1206 sales. If not, these are the Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America from September 2011.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
September 2011
September 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
BMW 3-Series
9289 8945 70,566
#2
Mercedes-Benz 
C-Class
6685 5196 46,128
#3
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class
5122 5608 47,824
#4
Infiniti G
5029 4422 43,383
#5
Lexus RX
5003 7420 56,816
#6
Cadillac SRX
4901 4027 39,861
#7
Cadillac CTS
4663 3760 41,900
#8
BMW 5-Srries
4097 2859 37,996
#9
BMW X5
3878 3632 26,047
#10
Lexus ES
3627 3697 26,960
#11
Acura TSX
3112 2256 21,721
#12
Hyundai Genesis
3000 3230 25,224
#13
Acura MDX
2925 4077 31,684
#14
Audi A4
2690 2415 26,398
#15
Mercedes-Benz 
GL-Class
2541 1989 17,196
#16
Lexus IS
2539 2447 20,724
#17
Acura TL
2507 2514 22,880
#18
Mercedes-Benz 
M-Class
2477 2780 21,635
#19
Cadillac Escalade
2414 2215 17,676
#20
Lincoln MKX
2267 2658 16,966
#21
Audi Q5
2235 2277 17,571
#22
Lincoln MKZ
1936 1254 21,058
#23
Mercedes-Benz GLK
1934 1685 17,007
#24
BMW X3
1853 146 19,167
#25
Volvo S60
1623 262 15,799
#26
Mercedes-Benz 
S-Class
1447 1709 8877
#27
Lexus CT200h
1444 —– 8852
#28
Acura RDX
1336 1382 10,662
#29
Audi A5
1269 1172 11,724
#30
Land Rover 
Range Rover Sport
1232 897 10,560

Source: Manufacturers

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