Small And Midsize Luxury Car Sales Figures In Canada - April 2013 And Year To Date

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
In what was a very poor month for the C-Class, Mercedes-Benz Canada still managed to sell twice as many Cs as E-Classes and CLS-Class sedans. Sales of the bigger duo slid 46%; C-Class volume was less than half what it was a year ago.


Canada luxury car sales chart April 2013
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Yes, one year ago, the small Benz sedan and coupe formed Canada's leading luxury brand nameplate, having built up a 614-unit lead over the BMW 3-Series. But the 3-Series was in a replacement phase, and C-Class pricing and finance rates were aggressive enough to take advantage of the circumstances. (They still are, but circumstances have changed.) 

This year, with C-Class sales tumbling and 3-Series sales rising, BMW's lead over the Benz has grown to 1119 units through just four months.

The 3er sells more than five times as often as BMW's more costly 5-Series. Likewise, the Audi A4 sells way more often than the bigger Audi A6, 6.5 times more often.

Admittedly, the CTS is now in its replacement phase, but nonetheless, the smaller Cadillac ATS is selling precisely three times more frequently.

Even with a fresh GS line and an IS lineup that's about to be replaced, the smaller Lexus sells more frequently than the GS. Lexus's ES doesn't really compete in the sport sedan universe, and consumers are more accepting of a less costly, more ride quality-biased approach to midsize luxury. It outsells the Acura TL, Infiniti M, and Lexus' own GS combined.


You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank Canadian luxury cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort - April 2014May 2013March 2013 - April 2012
Midsize Luxury Cars
April 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
2
- 33.3%9+ 12.5%
175
- 50.6%574- 51.5%
92
- 3.2%288- 11.4%
50
- 41.9%205- 32.1%
169
- 52.1%706- 25.4%
97
- 44.9%287- 68.0%
94
-----290-----
8
- 33.3%21- 43.2%
11
- 60.7%85- 20.6%
46
+ 12.2%187+ 41.7%
319
+ 122%960+ 99.2%
70
- 32.0%207- 35.5%
28
- 62.7%117- 43.8%
 136
+ 86.3%314+ 6.8%
248
- 45.6%871- 34.6%
6
- 85.7%77- 49.3%
6
- 90.3%14- 81.8%
42
- 52.8%190- 35.4%

Small Luxury Car
April 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
298
-----951-----
64
- 55.6%297- 28.4%
63
- 65.6%255- 54.5%
604
- 7.2%1861- 16.5%
332
+ 101%803+ 31.0%
35
- 69.0%392+ 18.8%
1099
+ 44.6%3645+ 21.9%
325
-----862-----
199
- 33.9%828- 43.3%
119
- 36.7%324- 42.6%
137
- 40.4%356- 45.6%
300
-----1042+ 104,100%
542
- 54.2%2526- 29.9%
91
- 23.5%200- 18.4%
117
- 31.6%402- 27.3%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
Genesis refers only to the sedan, not the coupe.
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the XC70 listed with luxury SUVs and the Acura ILX with mainstream cars... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.


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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - April 2014 YTD
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Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - March 2013
Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales In Canada - April 2012
Top 15, X2, Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - April 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - April 2013

1 comment:

  1. Mid size luxury car segment has failed in canada with cars like audi a6 lexus gs infiniti m cadillac cts below 100 each mnth. Only bmw 5 series and merc E class are reaching 200 mark but that is more due to their prestigeous nameplates than their rivals. 5 year down the line this segment wil not stay in canada as leaders in this segmnt bmw and merc are also tumbling at fast pace as compared to previous years. On the other hand small sports sedan market is growing at a much faster rate clearly showing the market htrend. Lexus es is the only midsize car selling well due to its price range.

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