December 2012 And 2012 Year End Small/Entry And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada

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Canada small luxury car sales chart 2012 Year end
2012 Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales Chart
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Leading after six innings, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class appeared to be on its way to outselling the BMW 3-Series in Canada in 2012. But along came greater 3-Series availability in the final third of the year, and along came a routine sales victory for the BMW 3-Series, Canada's best-selling premium brand car. The 3-Series was also Canada's best-selling premium brand vehicle overall, and Canada's 41st-best-selling vehicle in 2012.

What BMW Canada didn't do much of with the 3-Series in 2012 was increase its share of the market. While Canadians registered 5.7% more new vehicles in 2012 than in 2011, 3-Series sales rose by only eight units. Mercedes-Benz C-Class volume, on the other hand, grew 12%. Sales of the Audi A4, which includes the new Allroad, jumped 12%, as well. Audi also posted measurable gains with the A3, A6, A7, and A8, as well as with the company's best-selling Q5 and the selling-better-than-ever Q7.

Canada small luxury car sales chart December 2012
December 2012 Small/Entry
Luxury Car Sales Chart
Combined, the Cadillac CTS and ATS sold 2346 times in Canada in 2012. The CTS found 3048 buyers in Canada in 2011. The Infiniti G ended 2012 as Canada's favourite Infiniti, but that's only because the JX35 has only been on sale since April: the three-row utility has been the better-selling Infiniti since then. The new Q50 should fix this trend. 

2012 was the worst Lexus IS sales year since 2005, when only 861 were sold. 3.6% of the IS sedans sold in Canada in 2012 were 5.0L V8-engined F models.

Canada midsize luxury car sales chart 2012 year end
2012 Midsize Luxury
Car Sales Chart
Elsewhere at Lexus, the ES was clearly the dominant passenger car for the brand. Nearly 35% of all Lexus car sales stemmed from the ES - 329 of those 2535 sales came about as a result of the nameplate's new hybrid, the ES300h. Lexus sold 2879 hybrids in Canada in 2012. 26% of them were RX hybrids. (The Toyota brand sold 14,595 hybrids, up 250% from 4170 in 2011 with help from the introduction of the Prius C, a full year of Prius V sales, and a fully available second-generation Camry Hybrid.)

Canada midsize luxury car sales chart December 2012
December 2012 Midsize
Luxury Car Sales Chart
The Lexus ES's 34% increase was not enough to make it Canada's favourite midsize Japanese premium sedan. Acura TL sales improved by 94 units to 3323, 788 sales better than what Lexus managed with the ES. Infiniti hasn't managed to sell more than 1000 copies of its M sedan to Canadians since the first two full years in which it was on sale. M sales reached a three-year low in 2012.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these cars and any other vehicle by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats home or by clicking the model name in the table below. Fortunately, the table is now sortable. Click the column headers in the tables to sort by December 2012 volume or 2012 year end volume or re-sort alphabetically.

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Small/Entry Luxury Car
December
2012
%
Change
2012
Year
End
YTD
% Change
-----
- 100%27- 98.5%
409
-----2259-----
78
- 76.9%1438- 13.3%
63
- 4.5%1409+ 9.3%
429
+ 63.7%6118+ 11.6%
113
+ 50.7%2024+ 3.9%
59
- 6.3%1093- 29.8%
940
+ 26.7%11,234+ 0.1%
72
-----189-----
77
- 53.3%2157- 29.2%
115
- 53.6%3003- 16.7%
92
- 32.4%1640+ 21.5%
-----
- 100%108- 64.9%
167
+ 16.8%1975- 11.6%
325
+ 3150%454- 81.4%
1010
+ 6.8%10,616+ 12.4%
-----
- 100%15- 87.0%
11
- 77.1%607- 11.0%
46
- 57.8%1525+ 0.4%

Midsize Luxury Car
December 
2012
%
Change
2012
Year
End
YTD
% Change
1
- 83.3%29- 48.2%
399
- 8.7%3323+ 2.9%
50
- 15.3%937+ 40.1%
46
- 28.1%907+ 49.7%
163
- 32.4%2727- 8.0%
Cadillac DTS
-----
-----4- 98.2%
Cadillac STS
-----
-----2- 84.6%
57
-----270-----
5
- 16.7%1160.0%
50
- 2.0% 1206 + 47.8%
22
- 4.3%320- 21.6%
21
- 40.0%344- 14.2%
218
+ 43.4%2535+ 34.0%
52
+ 550%924+ 622%
15
- 42.3%485- 23.0%
56
+ 16.7%867- 42.2%
254
- 24.9%4083+ 4.7%
-----
- 100%6- 88.5%
4
+ 100%196- 38.9%
50
- 51.5%774- 17.8%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Large-size Equus and XTS are here on pricing grounds. Buick, Chrysler, Avalon, Maxima etc. are listed here

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