Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – December 2011 And 2011 Year End


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December 2011 Small Lux Car Sales Chart
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Cadillac sold 227 DTS sedans in 2011. Lincoln did better with the Town Car, selling 310 of the big boats. These were not the two best-selling luxury cars in Canada.

Indeed, the BMW 3-Series was Canada’s best-selling luxury car, as we already pointed out. In fact, had BMW stopped selling the 3-Series at the end of October, the 3-Series still would have ended 2011 as Canada’s best-selling luxury car. Mercedes-Benz C-Class sales jumped 17% in 2011, firming up the C-Class’s hold on second place.

Further down the pack, another German, Audi’s A4, was third in class. Infiniti’s G20/G37 sedans and coupes reported an 18% decrease but still finished 555 sales ahead of the Cadillac CTS. 

Mixed in with these cars are some midsize and/or more expensive luxury cars which you’ll find in the table after the jump. Monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these cars, for any current model on sale in North America, can be found by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. 

Small/Entry Luxury Car
December 
2011
%
Change
2011 
YTD
% Change
Acura CSX
73
– 75.5% 1795 – 13.0%
Acura TSX 
338
+ 4.6% 1659 – 27.8%
Audi A3
66
+ 29.4% 1289 – 2.5%
Audi A4
262
+ 21.9% 5480 + 5.2%
BMW 1-Series
63
– 1.6% 1556 – 11.8%
BMW 3-Series
742
– 39.5% 11,226 – 19.9%
Cadillac CTS
165
– 28.6% 3048 + 2.5%
Infiniti G
248
– 24.2% 3603 – 18.3%
Lexus CT
136
—– 1350 —–
Lexus HS
12
– 70.7% 308 – 58.7%
Lexus IS
143
– 1.4% 2235 + 0.1%
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
10
– 96.3% 2440 – 18.5%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
946
+ 18.3% 9447 + 16.8%
Saab 9-3
3
+ 50.0% 115 + 5650%
Volvo C30
48
+ 71.4% 682 – 9.7%
Volvo S40
—–
—– 478 – 41.6%
Volvo V50
—–
—– 94 – 63.8%
Volvo S60
109
+ 304% 1519 + 630%

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December 2011 Midsize Lux Car Sales Chart
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Acura’s RL is unbelievably unpopular. By that we mean, it’s hard to believe that a luxury car with that much power and that much all-wheel drive technology can be so rarely acquired. Until, that is, you remember that we’re talking about the Acura RL, one of the most boring cars in the world, a Bad 8 loser.

For every RL Acura sells in Canada, BMW sells 53 5-Series sedans or Gran Turismos. Well, probably not Gran Turismos; they don’t really sell any of them, do they? 

Keep in mind, the 5-Series isn’t the most popular car in the table below. Because Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales data combines data for the S-Class and CL, for the G-Class and the GL, and for the E-Class and CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz’s 935-unit victory over the 5-Series is in question. After all, Audi sold 606 copies of their CLS fighter, the A7, so it’s not hard to believe that with, say, 1000 CLS sales, the E-Class actually loses to the 5-Series. 

2011 Year End Midsize
Lux Car Sales Chart

If that were the case, both would lose to the much less expensive Acura TL. But here, again, there’s a problem. The TL is really a better competitor for the (generally) smaller cars from the above list. It’s base price is $39,490, $26,110 less than the base price of the 2012 E350 BlueTec, only $2790 more than the C250. However, the TL has 98 cubic feet of interior space, one more than the Audi A6 but 12.3 more than the Lexus IS350. 

Obviously you could easily make the case that many of these cars are nothing more than indirect competitors. The Hyundai Equus is priced like many of the cars listed below, badged like a mainstream car, and sized like a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Volvo XC70 is, to many eyes, an SUV or crossover like its XC60 sibling

Regardless, sales figures don’t lie. How the cars are lined up won’t change that fact.

Midsize Luxury Car
December 
2011
%
Change
2011
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
6
– 70.0% 56 – 12.5%
Acura TL
437
+ 56.1% 3229 + 11.5%
Audi A6
59
+ 157% 669 + 12.2%
Audi A7
64
—– 606 —–
BMW 5-Series
241
– 19.4% 2963 + 24.4%
Cadillac STS
—–
—– 13 – 71.7%
Hyundai Equus
6
—– 116 —–
Hyundai Genesis
51
+ 34.2% 816 + 0.6%
Infiniti M
23
– 46.5% 408 – 25.8%
Jaguar XF
35
+ 119% 401 – 10.7%
Lexus ES
152
– 1.9% 1892 – 29.6%
Lexus GS
8
– 38.5% 128 – 49.0%
Lincoln MKS
26
– 42.2% 630 – 35.7%
Lincoln MKZ
48
– 32.4% 1500 + 0.5%
Mercedes-Benz E & CLS-Class
338
+ 5.6% 3898 – 0.4%
Saab 9-5
3
—– 52 —–
Volvo S80
2
– 81.8% 321 – 11.1%
Volvo XC70
103
+ 47.1% 942 – 17.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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