Small Luxury SUV Sales And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – December 2011 And 2011 Year End


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2011 Small Lux SUV Sales Chart
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Little more than a decade ago, the vast majority of the luxury automakers shown in these tables and charts weren’t building SUVs or crossovers. And if they were, the thought of developing multiple versions – one to compete with midsize luxury cars and another to rival their smallest sedans and wagons and maybe another to slot in between – was laughable. Fast forward to 2011 and these luxury utility vehicles were absolutely vital to the automakers’ very existence. 

A simple examination of each brand reveals this to be true. With the new X1 competing for sales in Canada, BMW’s SAV total ascended to 12,946 in 2011, 43.5% of BMW Canada sales, 2.5 times the total achieved by the whole Mini brand. 48.9% of BMW sales in December stemmed from the X family. The MDX and RDX are Acura’s first and third-best-selling models. Acura’s luxury utilities out-sold Acura cars by 1794 units in 2011. The Q5 and Q7 make up just 20% of Audi’s nameplates but they accounted for 36% of Audi’s sales in 2011. The Q5 was Audi’s second-best-selling model. Cadillac SRX sales rose 9.6% in 2011 as Cadillac’s smaller luxury SUV went from being the brand’s second-ranked model to its biggest volume seller.

Canada small luxury SUV sales December 2011
December 2011 Small
Lux SUV Sales Chart

Shall we go on? Volvo’s XC60 was the brand’s top-selling model. Along with the XC90, the two made up 38.5% of Volvo Canada’s sales total. Without even considering the GL-Class, Mercedes-Benz’s GLK and M-Class, two of the wide-ranging brand’s four highest-volume models, made SUVs 32% of Benz’s Canadian sales total. 42.2% of Infiniti sales in Canada in 2011 were luxury utilities, though the G20/G37 represents 51.9% of Infiniti’s Canadian volume and clearly remains the brand’s core model.

Care to continue? Read more on the subject of luxury SUV importance, along with more tables and charts, after the jump. You can also find monthly and yearly sales figures, both Canadian and American, by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this screen.

Small
Luxury SUV
December 
2011
%
Change
2011
YTD
% Change
Acura RDX
352
+ 15.8% 3070 – 2.9%
Audi Q5
247
+ 65.8% 4502 + 47.1%
BMW X1
313
—– 2980 —–
BMW X3
375
+ 421% 4671 + 64.5%
Cadillac SRX
235
– 6.0% 3197 + 9.6%
Infiniti EX
104
+ 35.1% 1521 – 21.0%
Land Rover LR2
33
+ 3.1% 343 – 19.5%
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
150
—– 412 —–
Mercedes-Benz GLK
405
– 11.6% 5294 – 9.5%
Volvo XC60
174
– 2.8% 1865 + 21.1%

December 2011 Midsize Lux SUV Sales Chart
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Lincoln’s passenger car range has become so weak that the SUVs are more than just important or essential; they’re pretty much all Lincoln has going for it in Canada. And by they we do mean it. The MKX accounted for 56.3% of all Lincoln Canada sales in 2011. Include the MKT and Navigator in the mix and Lincoln SUVs and crossovers out-sold Lincoln cars by 3282 units. 

December was a rough month for the inventory-limited Porsche Cayenne, as it was for all Porsches, but Porsche Canada had a tremendous year overall. The Cayenne is Porsche’s best-selling model with 49.9% of all Porsche Canada sales. 50.6% of all Lexus sales are RX350s or RX450h hybrids.

2011 Year End Midsize Lux SUV Sales Chart

And then there’s Land Rover where, get this, 100% of the brand’s Canadian (and global) sales were SUVs. 

After just three months on sale, the Good 12-winning Range Rover Evoque quickly became the brand’s fourth-ranked model, ahead of the LR2, and nearly surpassed the Range Rover. The Evoque, one of five Land Rover models, accounted for 40.9% of Land Rover sales in December.

Midsize Luxury SUV
December 
2011
%
Change
2011
YTD
% Change
Acura MDX
333
– 26.0% 5334 – 11.0%
Acura ZDX
8
– 92.3% 129 – 85.1%
Audi Q7
75
– 30.6% 1565 + 25.5%
BMW X5
310
– 17.1% 4155 + 3.6%
BMW X6
85
+ 9.0% 1140 + 12.1%
Infiniti FX
100
+ 37.0% 934 – 13.9%
Land Rover LR4
37
+ 27.6% 579 + 10.9%
Land Rover
Range Rover Sport
96
+ 6.7% 1475 + 26.3%
Lexus GX
33
+ 3.1% 414 – 19.3%
Lexus RX
593
+ 39.5% 6760 – 8.4%
Lincoln MKT
53
– 3.6% 518 – 43.8%
Lincoln MKX
444
+ 5.2% 4595 + 3.1%
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
449
– 7.6% 3846 – 0.6%
Porsche Cayenne
31
– 67.7% 1105 + 31.7%
Volkswagen Touareg
110
+ 17.0% 1618 + 129%
Volvo XC90
71
+ 1.4% 756 – 36.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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