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


2012 Infiniti FX35 aerial view
The Infiniti FX was Canada’s
31st-best-selling premium vehicle in December

In the lead-up to the launch of BMW’s F30 3-Series, Canadian sales of the current E90 3-Series are in free fall. The BMW ended December 2011 as Canada’s second-best-selling premium car, no mean feat, but sales plunged 40%, year-over-year. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a direct 3-Series rival, was up 18% in December, enough to earn a victory as Canada’s best-selling premium vehicle and Canada’s 13th-best-selling car overall.

Canada’s favourite premium utility vehicle in December was the Lexus RX. Other SUVs and crossovers in the top ten included the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Lincoln MKX, Mercedes-Benz GLK, BMW X3, and Acura RDX. Not including the Volvo XC70 – it’s just a V70 on stilts – 16 members of this list of Canada’s top 30 best-selling premium vehicles were SUVs/crossovers. The list includes a new GoodCarBadCar Good 12 winner, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Aside from the 3-Series’ dreadful 40% decline, no year-over-year fall (among cars in the top 30) was worse than the Cadillac CTS’s 29% plunge. The Acura MDX fell 26%. Infiniti G sales slid 24%. On the flip side, BMW X3 sales jumped 421% – BMW didn’t really have any X3s to sell in December 2010. The same story was true at Volvo where sales of the gorgeous S60 jumped 304%. Audi Q5 sales rose 66% and the Acura TL was up 56%.

The list showing Canada’s 30 best-selling luxury vehicles for 2011 can be viewed here. Check out December’s top 30 below and examine November’s edition for some context. You can always find monthly and yearly sales figures for these models and every other nameplate on sale by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page.

Rank
Best-Selling 
Luxury Vehicle
December 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz
C-class
946 + 18.3% 9447 + 16.8%
#2
BMW 3-Series
742 – 39.5% 11,226 – 19.9%
#3
Lexus RX
593 + 39.5% 6760 – 8.4%
#4
Mercedes-Benz
M-Class
449 – 7.6% 3846 – 0.6%
#5
Lincoln MKX
444 + 5.2% 4595 + 3.1%
#6
Acura TL
437 + 56.1% 3229 + 11.5%
#7
Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class
405 – 11.6% 5294 – 9.5%
#8
BMW X3
375 + 421% 4671 + 64.5%
#9
Acura RDX
352 + 15.8% 3070 – 2.9%
#10
Mercedes-Benz
E & CLS-Class
338 + 5.6% 3898 – 0.4%
#11
Acura TSX
338 + 4.6% 1659 – 27.8%
#12
Acura MDX
333 – 26.0% 5334 – 11.0%
#13
BMW X1
313 —– 2980 —–
#14
BMW X5
310 – 17.1% 4155 + 3.6%
#15
Audi A4
262 + 21.9% 5480 + 5.2%
#16
Infiniti G
248 – 24.2% 3603 – 18.3%
#17
Audi Q5
247 + 65.8% 4502 + 47.1%
#18
BMW 5-Series
241 – 19.4% 2963 + 24.4%
#19
Cadillac SRX
235 – 6.0% 3197 + 9.6%
#20
Volvo XC60
174 – 2.8% 1865 + 21.1%
#21
Cadillac CTS
165 – 28.6% 3048 + 2.5%
#22
Mercedes-Benz
G & GL-Class
154 – 7.8% 1722 + 19.8%
#23
Lexus ES
152 – 1.9% 1892 – 29.6%
#24
Land Rover
Range Rover Evoque
150 —– 412 —–
#25
Lexus IS
143 – 1.4% 2235 + 0.1%
#26
Lexus CT200h
136 —– 1350 —–
#27
Volkswagen Touareg
110 + 17.0% 1618 + 129%
#28
Volvo S60
109 + 304% 1519 + 630%
#29
Infiniti EX
104 + 35.1% 1521 – 21.0%
#30
Volvo XC70
103 + 47.1% 942 – 17.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 

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