Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – 2011 Year End


2011 Volvo S60 aerial view
The Volvo S60 was Canada’s 31st-best-selling
premium vehicle in 2011

The Hyundai Genesis was sold 3625 times in Canada in 2011. There’s no doubt that the $53,499 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec is a luxury car, so why don’t the 3625 Genesis sales net the Hyundai a 13th-place finish on this list of Canada’s 30 best-selling premium vehicles? After all, the Genesis was granted 14th spot in the U.S. edition.

Here’s the Hyundai’s problem, a problem we, as sales stats addicts, would rather Hyundai Canada didn’t fix: we know that only 816 of those Genesis sales were Genesis sedans. Hyundai says so. There’s no convincing GoodCarBadCar that the Genesis Coupe is a “premium vehicle”, so the Genesis goes into the Canadian fight with just 816 sedan sales, whereas Hyundai USA doesn’t split the two cars and entered the U.S. fight with 32,998 sales. What about the Equus? Only 116 were sold, not a bad achievement, but not nearly good enough to enter this hallowed ground.

As for the cars you do see here, BMW’s 3-Series came out on top despite its 20% year-over-year decline. Just as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is getting close, there’s a very good all-new Good 12-winning 3-Series. The 3-Series and C-Class have other rivals in fourth, 13th, 17th, 21st, and 27th, even 14th, 23rd, and 25th if you want to be loose about things. The Lexus RX was third on this list, but among premium utilities, the RX’s victory was 1426 units strong in an off year. America’s best-selling premium vehicle was the Lincoln MKX. Sales of the Ford Edge-based crossover increased 3% in a market which grew 1.9%. Keep in mind, Detroit’s second-best-selling premium vehicle in Canada wasn’t a car, either. The Cadillac SRX beat the CTS by 149 sales.

2012 Acura ILX Concept
The Acura ILX is the next Civic-based Acura, following up on
the 1.6EL, 1.7EL, and CSX. It’ll be sold in America, too.

For those who struggle to consider the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and Honda Civic-based Acura CSX to be premium contenders, a continuation of the top 30 would reveal the Volvo S60, Lincoln MKZ, Range Rover Sport, Lexus CT200h, Audi A3, and BMW X6 to be the next-best-selling vehicles. You can find monthly and yearly sales figures for those models and every other nameplate on sale by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page.

Rank
Best-Selling Luxury Vehicle
2011
2010
% Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
11,226 14,009 – 19.9%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
9447 8090 + 16.8%
#3
Lexus RX
6760 7383 – 8.4%
#4
Audi A4
5480 5211 + 5.2%
#5
Acura MDX
5334 5994 – 11.0%
#6
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
5294 5852 – 9.5%
#7
BMW X3
4671 2840 + 64.5%
#8
Lincoln MKX
4595 4458 + 3.1%
#9
Audi Q5
4502 3060 + 47.1%
#10
BMW X5
4155 4012 + 3.6%
#11
Mercedes-Benz E & CLS-Class
3898 3914 – 0.4%
#12
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3846 3871 – 0.6%
#13
Infiniti G
3603 4408 – 18.3%
#14
Acura TL
3229 2895 + 11.5%
#15
Cadillac SRX
3197 2918 + 9.6%
#16
Acura RDX
3070 3163 – 2.9%
#17
Cadillac CTS
3048 2974 + 2.5%
#18
BMW X1
2980 —– —–
#19
BMW 5-Series
2963 2382 + 24.4%
#20
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
2440 2994 – 18.5%
#21
Lexus IS
2235 2233 + 0.1%
#22
Audi A5
1948 2309 – 15.6%
#23
Lexus ES
1892 2688 – 29.6%
#24
Volvo XC60
1865 1540 + 21.1%
#25
Acura CSX
1795 2064 – 13.0%
#26
Mercedes-Benz G & GL-Class
1722 1437 + 19.8%
#27
Acura TSX
1659 2297 – 27.8%
#28
Audi Q7
1565 1247 + 25.5%
#29
BMW 1-Series
1556 1764 – 11.8%
#30
Infiniti EX
1521 1925 – 21.0%

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

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