June 2012 Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada


2012 Lexus CT200h

A small monthly victory helped the BMW 3-Series claw back some of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class’s year-to-date lead in June 2012. The 3-Series, despite a 23% slide last month, is now 647 units behind the C-Class, rather than 762 units back as it was a month ago.

Canada June 2012 small luxury car sales chart
June 2012 Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales Chart
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Canadian sales of the Infiniti G and Cadillac CTS dipped severely in June 2012. The Lexus CT200h had been on sale for four months at this point last year and sales had dipped 87% from its peak of 221 units. Thus, any decent performance was going to result in a massive year-over-year increase this June. In the supply-constrained second quarter of 2011, Acura TSX sales had also taken a plunge, from 127 units in March 2011 to just 68 in June. What makes the TSX’s increase this June more notable is the introduction of the Acura ILX, a Civic-based replacement for the Civic-based Acura CSX. Year-over-year, sales of the ILX/CSX fell 12.4%.

Canada June 2012 midsize luxury car sales chart
June 2012 Midsize Luxury Car Sales Chart

The ILX and TSX’s bigger brother, the Acura TL, enjoyed a 36% June jump. Audi A6 sales rose dramatically, but did so from a low 25-unit total a year ago. Combined, Audi sold 139 A6 sedans and A7 hatchbacks last month. Lexus sold nine GS450h hybrids in June, up from zero a year ago. GS350 sales shot up 1057%. And the Hyundai Genesis, a car many see as a competitor for the Buick LaCrosse, Toyota Avalon, and Chrysler 300 (which itself might deserve to be grouped in this lot), doubled last year’s volume in June and has done so in the first half of 2012, as well.

The best-selling midsize luxury cars in Canada are the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (and its CLS-Class sibling which M-B Canada unfortunately includes in the E’s total) and its compatriot, the BMW 5-Series. Sales of both the Benz and BMW improved in June. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles can be accessed, free of charge, through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or near the top right of this page. Canada’s 30 best-selling premium vehicles in June were published already.

Small/Entry Luxury Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura CSX
1
– 99.4% 23 – 97.5%
Acura ILX
147
—– 161 —–
Acura TSX 
137
+ 102% 699 + 31.9%
Audi A3
121
– 2.4% 852 + 39.4%
Audi A4
452
– 9.2% 3036 + 0.8%
BMW 1-Series
151
– 32.9% 620 – 34.2%
BMW 3-Series
1241
– 23.3% 5151 – 13.7%
Cadillac CTS
210
– 34.0% 1336 – 24.3%
Infiniti G
192
– 42.0% 1872 + 6.5%
Lexus CT200h
136
+ 386% 868 + 70.5%
Lexus HS250h
4
– 84.6% 92 – 53.1%
Lexus IS
170
– 16.3% 1069 + 2.0%
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1126
+ 41.6% 5798 + 25.5%
Saab 9-3
—–
– 100% 15 – 74.1%
Volvo C30
75
– 25.7% 458 + 14.8%
Volvo S60
170
+ 4.9% 937 + 25.1%

Midsize Luxury Car
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Acura RL
6
+ 20.0% 16 – 56.8%
Acura TL
269
+ 35.9% 1726 + 33.5%
Audi A6
84
+ 236% 501 + 156%
Audi A7
55
– 15.4% 444 + 74.1%
BMW 5-Series
247
+ 31.4% 1488 + 0.2%
Hyundai Equus
15
– 31.8% 61 + 1.7%
Hyundai Genesis
180
+ 100% 642 + 103%
Infiniti M
25
– 13.8% 162 – 25.7%
Jaguar XF
45
+ 4.7% 213 + 5.4%
Lexus ES
174
+ 8.8% 841 – 10.6%
Lexus GS
90
+ 1186% 473 + 539%
Lincoln MKS
69
– 24.2% 343 + 14.7%
Lincoln MKZ
140
– 33.3% 587 – 33.2%
Mercedes-Benz
E-Class & CLS-Class
415
+ 18.2% 2168 + 15.9%
Saab 9-5
—–
– 100% 6 – 80.0%
Volvo S80
42
– 23.6% 143 – 28.1%
Volvo XC70
84
+ 13.5% 462 + 7.9%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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