Canada Luxury Car Sales – February 2013


2013 BMW 1-Series coupe white

Amidst the embarrassment of not being able to deliver cars to dealers, Ford did sell more Lincoln MKZs in Canada in February 2013 than Mercedes-Benz sold R-Class wagons. Consolation prizes are awesome.

Lincoln and its cross-town rival, Cadillac, have combined to own 0.8% of the Canadian new vehicle market in the early part of 2013. Lincoln’s share fell from 0.36% at this time last year to 0.34%; Cadillac improved from 0.41% to 0.47%. 

It’s worth noting that the BMW 3-Series sells more often than all the Cadillacs, like, the whole division. In fact, 3-Series sales in the first 59 days of 2013 were 91% stronger than sales of all the Lincolns. Like, the whole division.

Canada February 2013 small luxury car sales chart
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The first one-sixth of 2013 hasn’t just been kind to the 3-Series. BMW’s clear-out of now fairly ancient 1-Series coupes and convertibles resulted in a 124% year-over-year increase in January and a 363% improvement in February. The 1-Series is not a high-volume car, or at least it wasn’t. But it did outsell the Cadillac ATS/CTS duo in February, the Infiniti G (with ease), and the majority of other premium brand passenger cars.

Put it down to weather, a lack of consumer confidence, or just a levelling off of what has been an extraordinarily strong Canadian automotive market in preceding year, but the industry is down 2.8% this year. You then won’t be surprised to see plenty of red font in this luxury car sales post. 

Canada February 2013 midsize luxury car sales chart

The worst declines were recorded by three cars that are undergoing replacement or will be be replaced soon, the CTS and Infiniti G and Lincoln’s MKZ, as well as Acura’s TL, the Hyundai Equus, and pricey cars from brands that maybe have no business competing at this price point. You can buy a Nissan Maxima that costs $43,180, but you won’t, because you can buy an all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz C300 for less than $40K. Give me a break.

Be ye reminded that historic monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles can be found by clicking the model name in the tables below or by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. The accompanying charts can be clicked for a larger view. And don’t forget, the four tables you see here are sortable, so you can rank vehicles any which way you like: by volume, year-to-date volume, or by year-over-year change. Feel free to offer suggestions on how you’d like to see GoodCarBadCar break down luxury car segments in the future.

Click Column Headers To Sort – February 2014 – March 2013 – January 2013 – February 2012

Entry Luxury Car
February 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
179
—– 369 —–
65
– 30.1% 110 – 50.5%
285
+ 41.8% 511 + 77.4%
48
– 51.0% 127 – 31.7%
178
—- 379 + 37,800%
42
+ 90.9% 50 – 39.0%

Smaller Luxury Car
February 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
89
– 3.3% 167 – 1.8%
357
– 10.8% 689 – 17.4%
136
+ 6.3% 213 – 7.4%
250
+ 363% 344 + 258%
626
+ 20.2% 1302 + 6.6%
62
– 60.3% 160 – 57.2%
164
—– 270 —–
36
– 82.4% 93 – 72.9%
154
– 59.7% 289 – 50.5%
62
– 44.6% 114 – 51.5%
534
– 28.2% 927 – 29.8%
78
– 30.4% 186 – 2.1%

Tweeners
February 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD
% Change
125
– 62.9% 236 – 57.8%
98
– 51.0% 150 – 60.0%
280
– 20.2% 510 – 36.9%
75
+ 13.6% 140 + 26.1%
176
+ 102% 346 + 98.9%
25
– 68.4% 54 – 55.4%
102
– 62.4% 205 – 42.9%
85
+ 183% 190 + 175%
38
– 13.6% 90 – 12.6%

Midsize Luxury Cars 

Large Inexpensive 
Luxury Cars
February 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
5
+ 400% 5 + 400%
55
– 25.7% 103 – 35.2%
41
– 29.3% 79 – 35.8%
140
– 4.8% 331 + 22.6%
52
—– 112 —–
2
– 71.4% 6 – 62.5%
26
+ 13.0% 52 + 44.4%
45
+ 55.2% 55 + 22.2%
37
– 41.3% 83 + 13.7%
47
+ 20.5% 71 + 10.9%
183
– 18.7% 300 – 26.8%
23
– 23.3% 54 – 16.9%
2
+ 100% 5 – 16.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Indicates a model which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ sedan only

RECOMMENDED READING
Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – February 2014 YTD
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada – March 2013
Luxury Car Sales In Canada – January 2013
Luxury Car Sales In Canada – February 2012
Top 15 Best-Selling $45K Vehicles In Canada – February 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2013
Large Luxury Car Sales In Canada – February 2013