2013 Lincoln MKZ
August 2012 Canada small luxury car sales chart
Small/Entry Luxury Car Sales Chart
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For the most part, despite the Canadian auto industry’s 6.4% gains in August 2012, the luxury car sector faced horrible declines last month. Examples: Cadillac CTS sales plunged 39%, Lexus CT sales fell 25%, Volvo C30 sales slid 64%, the Jaguar XF was down 37%, and sales of the Lincoln MKZ dropped 71%.

In many cases, the MKZ’s in particular, there are perfectly understandable reasons for these declines. Consider model year changeovers, full model replacements, and models being extinguished. But among cars shown in the tables which are visible after the jump and in the accompanying charts (which now include the Audi A5 – you can click charts for a larger view) only ten reported year-over-year increases. Ford F-Series sales increased by 2389 units in August; the overall market’s boost totalled 8989 units.

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

Lexus sold 88 GS sedans in August, seven were GS450h hybrids. Lexus also sold 285 ES sedans, 22 were ES300h hybrids. Sales of BMW’s 5-Series; Audi’s A4, A5, A6, and A7; Acura’s TL; the luxury-leading Mercedes-Benz C-Class; and BMW’s second-ranked 3-Series all posted gains compared with August 2011.

Want to go back in time? As always, historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently marketed in North America can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. But we’ve added links in the tables below which will take you directly to each vehicle’s sales page. Just click the model name. That’ll save you a couple steps.

Small/Entry Luxury Car
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
—–
– 100% 26 – 98.0%
318
—– 764 —–
92
– 4.2% 888 + 17.6%
110
– 6.8% 1049 + 20.4%
508
+ 13.6% 4047 + 6.2%
223
+ 68.9% 1405 – 6.0%
69
– 43.9% 806 – 33.1%
1075
+ 13.3% 6897 – 12.3%
194
– 39.4% 1682 – 26.8%
259
– 24.0% 2286 – 5.0%
137
– 24.7% 1112 + 39.7%
—–
– 100% 108 – 56.6%
141
– 45.6% 1356 – 10.2%
1
– 99.4% 2 – 99.9%
720
+ 13.7% 7325 + 26.1%
—–
– 100% 15 – 83.3%
25
– 63.8% 519 + 1.4%
119
– 10.5% 1197 + 19.6%

Midsize Luxury Car
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
1
– 66.7% 19 – 56.8%
262
+ 67.9% 2292 + 40.4%
73
+ 10.6% 632 + 87.5%
85
+ 26.9% 592 + 51.8%
212
+ 19.1% 1875 + 2.5%
48
—– 58 —–
7
– 30.0% 80 + 5.3%
95
– 5.0% 847 + 70.1%
19
– 38.7% 196 – 27.9%
22
– 37.1% 261 – 7.1%
285
+ 50.8% 1210 – 6.4%
88
+ 700% 685 + 637%
27
– 22.9% 405 – 7.7%
37
– 71.1% 714 – 40.2%
381
– 5.9% 2891 + 15.0%
—–
– 100% 6 – 85.7%
2
– 77.8% 172 – 41.1%
48
– 47.3% 556 – 5.6%

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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