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


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Although the 2011 year end situation didn’t turn out its way, the Lexus RX ended the year with a decent December. Sales slid 4.8% year-over-year but jumped 51.8% from November as the RX once again took its place as America’s favourite luxury automobile.

Lexus also landed the ES in 11th, the IS in the 14th position, and the CT200h in 25th. The two other Japanese luxury divisions, Honda’s Acura and Nissan’s Infiniti, posted cars in fifth, 12th, 15th, 17th, 29th, and 30th. The Hyundai Genesis finished December in 21st as sales climbed 1.9% – the overall market was up 10.3%, remember. American luxury brands, Cadillac and Lincoln, landed five cars on this list. Individually, three Cadillacs found positions higher than either of the two Lincolns. 

As for the European brands, BMW’s 3-Series was down 15.7% but still out-sold the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Besides the C-Class, there were four other Benzes in the Top 30. The 3-Series was joined by three other BMWs. Throw in the Audi A4, A6, and Q5, Volvo’s S60, and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America table is full. November’s edition can be viewed here; speeding ahead to the year end results is acceptable behavior.

Rank
Best-Selling 
Luxury Vehicle
December 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Lexus RX
11,508 – 4.8% 82,595 – 13.8%
#2
BMW 3-Series
8489 – 15.7% 94,371 – 6.5%
#3
Mercedes-Benz 
C-Class
7744 + 57.3% 69,314 + 17.9%
#4
Cadillac SRX
7324 + 24.9% 56,905 + 11.4%
#5
Infiniti G
6531 – 7.7% 58,246 + 0.2%
#6
BMW X5
6007 + 52.5% 40,547 + 13.3%
#7
Cadillac CTS
5420 + 4.8% 55,042 + 20.6%
#8
Mercedes-Benz 
M-Class
5313 + 40.4% 35,835 + 20.7%
#9
Mercedes-Benz
E-class
5301 – 6.0% 62,736 + 3.0%
#10
BMW 5-Series
4887 – 3.1% 51,491 + 30.4%
#11
Lexus ES
4882 – 10.7% 40,873 – 16.0%
#12
Acura MDX
4588 – 22.1% 43,271 – 8.3%
#13
Audi A4
3722 + 5.9% 35,234 + 1.6%
#14
Lexus IS
3629 – 4.0% 29,669 – 13.1%
#15
Acura TSX
3546 – 19.3% 30,935 – 3.6%
#16
BMW X3
3532 + 316% 27,793 + 358%
#17
Acura TL
3283 + 0.2% 31,237 – 8.3%
#18
Cadillac Escalade
3271 – 14.2% 25,503 – 5.1%
#19
Lincoln MKX
2681 + 18.6% 23,395 + 6.7%
#20
Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class
2578 + 27.2% 25,139 + 26.1%
#21
Hyundai Genesis
2470 + 1.9% 32,998 + 13.3%
#22
Lincoln MKZ
2435 – 2.7% 27,529 + 22.2%
#23
Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class
2346 + 39.3% 24,310 + 16.1%
#24
Audi Q5
2337 – 5.5% 24,908 + 5.9%
#25
Lexus CT200h
2259 —– 14,381 —–
#26
Volvo S60
1951 + 390% 21,282 + 1381%
#27
Audi A6
1855 + 124% 11,124 + 28.2%
#28
Land Rover
Range Rover Sport
1821 + 26.3% 15,333 + 24.2%
#29
Infiniti QX56
1735 + 7.8% 13,428 + 12.7%
#30
Acura RDX
1576 + 2.3% 15,196 + 1.5%

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

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