2012 Audi S4
The $53,000 2012 Audi S4, Part Of The
Audi A4 Lineup, Canada’s 3rd-Best-Selling
Luxury Vehicle Line In April 2012

The Cadillac CTS, Canada’s 11th-best-selling luxury brand vehicle in March, dropped all the way to 26th spot in April 2012. BMW’s smallest SAV, the X1, climbed from ninth to fifth. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class remained on top as the best-selling luxury vehicle in Canada for the third consecutive month

In order for the BMW 3-Series to end 2012 as Canada’s number one premium brand automobile, it will need to beat the C-Class by an average of 77 units per month from May to December. This is certainly not an insurmountable challenge for the 3-Series. The new sedan is an attractive proposition for any entry-luxury car buyer. But C-Class sales are rising fast. 4Matic all-wheel drive can now be added free of charge on C-Class sedans (where available), while finance rates over 60 months are a low 1.9%. Conversely, 60 month rates on the new 3-Series sedan are at 4.9%.

70% of the ten most popular luxury vehicles in Canada last month wore German badges. That’s consistent with recent history, the same percentage achieved by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW in the first three months of 2012 and in 2011 as a whole.

Hyundai sold 109 Genesis sedans in April 2012. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque fell from 27th to 31st in April. The Range Rover Sport slotted in behind, just ahead of another former Ford PAG vehicle, the Volvo C30. 

Turning the conversation back to cars which actually made an appearance on the list of Canada’s top 30 best-selling luxury vehicles in April, none posted better year-over-year jumps than the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. None slid harder than the Cadillac CTS and Lexus ES. The Lexus RX450h accounted for 43 of the RX’s 591 total sales. Porsche sold 21 Cayenne Turbos in April.

Sales figures for these 30 best-selling luxury vehicles and every other nameplate currently offered for sale in North America can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home. Find other important best seller lists here. And check out the total sales figures for the automakers represented in this list in the Canada Auto Sales By Brand post we published at the beginning of the month.

Rank
Luxury Vehicle
April 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1184 + 71.1% 3603 + 29.5%
#2
BMW 3-Series
760 – 36.2% 2989 – 9.3%
#3
Audi A4
651 – 20.6% 2229 + 3.2%
#4
Lexus RX
591 – 28.6% 1977 – 18.5%
#5
BMW X1
587 + 459% 1725 + 1543%
#6
Audi Q5
554 + 37.8% 1990 + 17.9%
#7
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
537 + 166% 2253 + 115%
#8
Acura MDX
522 + 9.4% 1495 – 2.6%
#9
Acura RDX
459 + 75.9% 938 + 16.15
#10
Mercedes-Benz 
CLS & E-Class
456 + 13.7% 1332 + 14.9%
#11
Mercedes-Benz GLK
436 – 4.2% 1645 + 11.6%
#12
Acura TL
354 + 19.6% 1183 + 34.3%
#13
BMW 5-Series
353 + 22.1% 947 – 8.3%
#14
BMW X5
325 – 1.5% 1175 – 3.5%
#15
BMW X3
312 – 33.5% 1020 – 25.3%
#16
Infiniti G
301 – 1.6% 1460 + 26.2%
#17
Cadillac SRX
265 – 12.0% 886 – 8.8%
#18
Lincoln MKX
264 – 12.6% 1043 – 25.8%
#19
Lexus IS
230 + 0.9% 654 – 4.4%
#20
Mercedes-Benz 
G & GL-Class
200 + 32.5% 584 + 13.6%
#21
Volvo XC60
199 + 8.2% 617 + 2.0%
#22
Audi Q7
198 – 1.5% 580 + 8.2%
#23
Lexus CT200h
188 + 1.6% 564 + 38.9%
#24
Porsche Cayenne
183 + 1.1% 466 – 2.1%
#25
Audi A3
183 + 35.6% 561 + 55.0%
#26
Cadillac CTS
176 – 47.9% 898 – 20.0%
#27
Volvo S60
171 + 2.4% 553 + 30.7%
#28
Audi A5
165 – 35.3% 613 – 15.9%
#29
Acura TSX
144 + 34.6% 415 + 11.6%
#30
Lexus ES350
144 – 42.9% 482 – 23.0%

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

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