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


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C-Class 762 Canadian Sales Going Into June

Canadian BMW 3-Series sales continue to fall, opening up more opportunities for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class to win monthly titles as the best-selling premium brand automobile in Canada. For the ninth time in the last twelve months, 3-Series sales failed to rise as high as they had a year earlier. The 3-Series was down 13% in Canada in May 2012.

After the C-Class and 3-Series, the following nine best-selling luxury vehicles in Canada are utility vehicles of one kind or another. From the BMW X1 to the Lincoln MKX, 72% of the Canadian sales volume collected by the eleven best-selling luxury vehicles in Canada was SUV/CUV-derived. 

Last month the Canadian automobile market grew 18% compared with May 2011. 23 of the 29 best-selling luxury vehicles eligible to report a year-over-year increase did so. In just its second month on sale, the Infiniti JX35 found 398 buyers in May, enough to outsell the BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, and Volkswagen Touareg. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently sold in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Canada’s overall top 30 best-selling vehicles were ranked days ago – there isn’t a single luxury brand represented there.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1069 + 2.4% 4672 + 22.1%
#2
BMW 3-Series
921 – 12.9% 3910 – 10.2%
#3
BMW X1
755 + 153% 2480 + 515%
#4
Lexus RX
660 + 34.7% 2637 – 9.6%
#5
Acura MDX
625 + 60.7% 2120 + 10.2%
#6
Acura RDX
594 + 176% 1532 + 49.8%
#7
BMW X3
551 + 12.4% 1571 – 15.4%
#8
Audi Q5
518 + 63.9% 2508 + 25.1%
#9
Mercedes-Benz GLK
493 – 20.1% 2138 + 2.2%
#10
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
475 + 49.8% 2728 + 100%
#11
Lincoln MKX
471 + 61.3% 1514 – 10.8%
#12
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
421 + 16.6% 1753 + 15.3%
#13
Infiniti JX35
398 —– 483 —–
#14
Audi A4
355 + 0.3% 2584 + 2.8%
#15
BMW X5
332 + 10.7% 1507 – 0.7%
#16
BMW 5-Series
294 + 11.4% 1241 – 4.3%
#17
Acura TL
274 + 28.0% 1457 + 33.1%
#18
Cadillac SRX
273 – 2.5% 1159 – 7.4%
#19
Lexus IS
245 + 52.2% 899 + 6.4%
#20
Cadillac CTS
228 – 29.6% 1126 – 22.1%
#21
Infiniti G
220 – 18.5% 1680 + 17.7%
#22
Volvo XC60
219 + 25.1% 836 + 7.2%
#23
Volvo S60
214 + 30.5% 767 + 30.7%
#24
Volkswagen Touareg
199 + 22.8% 734 + 0.1%
#25
Lexus ES350
185 + 19.4% 667 – 14.6%
#26
Audi A3
170 + 36.0% 731 + 50.1%
#27
Lexus CT200h
168 + 124% 732 + 52.2%
#28
Mercedes-Benz 
GL-Class & G-Class
164 + 16.3% 748 + 14.2%
#29
Land Rover 
Range Rover Sport
162 + 27.6% 652 + 14.2%
#30
Lincoln MKZ
153 – 21.1% 447 – 33.2%

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

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