The base MSRP for the most expensive car Hyundai sells in Canada is $3,000 higher than the base price for BMW’s 3-Series. Besides, the most expensive coupe version of that expensive Hyundai has an MSRP $300 higher than the least expensive sedan. So before you challenge The Good Car Guy on the merits behind luxury badges and the value in a premium nameplate, consider price as a defining characteristic of luxury.
If you’re unwilling to accept a Korean vehicle in the list of the Top 5 Best-Selling Luxury Cars In Canada, hear ye this: the Acura has sold 2,610 TLs in Canada through the first three-quarters of 2009. Take note of this interesting fact while you’re still addicted to Numbers: BMW has sold seven times more 3-Series units in the USA than in Canada so far this year though the more southern country has approximately ten times the population and, generally, sells a significantly higher proportion of its automobiles to luxury-seeking consumers. What’s this mean? Canada loves’em some little Bimmers.