Top 30 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada – January 2012


Hyundai Canada sold 45 Genesis sedans in January

“Premium” isn’t hard to define as a word. But as a vehicle type, the premium segment has borders which grow and shrink depending on who is doing the defining. If any of the vehicles on this list of Canada’s 30 best-selling luxury vehicles fail to fit your definition of premium, know that the next-best-selling candidates were, in order of total volume, the Audi A6, sedan-only-no-wagon-for-us Acura TSX, Volvo S60, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi A7. 

As is readily apparent from the absence of red font, Canada’s most popular luxury cars and SUVs were, for the most part, more successful in January 2012 than they were in January 2011. That goes for the top-selling BMW 3-Series, up 58% year-over-year, and 18 others on the list below. Three of the 30 best-selling luxury vehicles in Canada weren’t on sale at this time last year. The BMW X1 ranked eighth, Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque finished January in 21st, and the $30,950 Lexus CT200h finished just ahead of the $42,150 Lexus ES350 in 29th.

Remember, Hyundai Canada separates Genesis Coupe and sedan volume, unlike the way Hyundai USA reports. Were Hyundai Canada to follow the U.S. method, the whole Genesis family would rank 17th with 164 sales. But the Hyundai Genesis Coupe isn’t exactly premium, and the Genesis sedan found only 45 buyers in January. 

German brands accounted for more than half of Canada’s 30 best-selling luxury vehicles in January 2012. That’s not a shocker: Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi were Canada’s first, second, and third-ranked premium divisions in January, and Audi was 691 units ahead of fourth-ranked Lexus. Pertinent links to related posts can be viewed below the table. Monthly and yearly sales figures for all these nameplates can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this screen or on the Sales Stats page.

Rank
Best-Selling Luxury Vehicle
January 2012
%
Change
#1
BMW 3-Series
700 + 58.0%
#2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
577 + 52.6%
#3
Audi Q5
490 + 31.0%
#4
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
484 + 91.3%
#5
Lexus RX
452 + 6.4%
#6
Audi A4
434 + 12.7%
#7
Mercedes-Benz GLK
315 + 51.4%
#8
BMW X1
275 —–
#9
Acura MDX
243 + 19.7%
#10
Lincoln MKX
232 + 34.9%
#11
Acura TL
222 + 155%
#12
BMW X5
219 – 16.4%
#13
Infiniti G
202 + 42.3%
#14
Mercedes-Benz CLS & E-Class
185 + 17.1%
#15
BMW X3
178 – 7.8%
#16
Cadillac SRX
173 – 7.5%
T17
Audi Q7
160 + 19.4%
T17
Volkswagen Touareg
160 + 28.0%
#19
Acura RDX
157 + 20.8%
#20
Cadillac CTS
139 – 30.2%
#21
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
130 —–
#22
Audi A3
129 + 119%
T23
BMW 5-Series
123 – 25.5%
T23
Lexus IS
123 + 7.0%
#25
Mercedes-Benz G & GL-Class
121 + 42.4%
#26
Audi A5
102 – 17.1%
#27
Volvo XC60
94 – 11.3%
#28
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
89 + 27.1%
#29
Lexus CT200h
88 —–
#30
Lexus ES350
87 – 13.9%

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

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